See what clients are saying about
the SoundMind Experience:
"I went to a 10-Day Vipassana Meditation retreat at least two years ago and I found the method quite interesting and helpful. I have been sharing my experience with others since I feel most of us can benefit from this training - learning how to calm our mind and seeing things as they are without reacting. I came across Soundmind when I was looking for something that would deepen my practice, and more importantly, have a simple way of explaining to others how mindfulness meditation can help us with our daily lives. And this program is exactly what i needed. The short discourses are the most helpful as I can always go back to them when needed.
-Kathleen Tsui, USA"
Converting this to an app will certainly widen your audience. I'd be happy to provide feedback.
Here's some feedback you might want to add to your site:
I've been using this product nearly everyday for 3 months now. I can truly say it's the best meditation product I've tried. The 8 different levels each have voice guidance throughout. I've used plenty of other meditation audio products, but I rate SoundMind the best. I've definitely made a lot of progress in my practice. Excellent value for money!
-Robin B, London, UK"
"Jonathan, It's been a while since I contacted you, my meditation has been poor, because of a lack of discipline, but I think we reach a point where we know meditation is essential and that time for me is now.
The reason for my email is to ask if you have ever considered doing podcasts? Your soundmind guidance resonates perfectly with me, and we've spoken before about how eckhart tolle's work and way of the peaceful warrior fit in perfectly with that.
I know many people that love listening to your work and if you had the opportunity to produce audio on things such as a path for living and how to integrate soundmind into day to day living, what to do with your mind when not meditating etc, then I know that would make a lot of people happy.
Anyway, just a thought, stay well, Nick Fox"
"Hi Jonathan, Thanks so much for getting back to me and letting me have the Vermont Rain versions of the meditation. I will definately try it out :)
Anyway, I've downloaded all the files.... they took a while to get done as there are so many large files. I think your product is really terrific and have shared my positive experiences with people I know. I hope to be able to get to Vol 2 soon, but I do find it hard to shut off my mind so progress is slow but steady.
Regards, Ann L."
"Dear Jonathan, I am not a stranger to binaural audio programmes. I have been very interested in the work for quite a few years. This has meant that I have listened to many programmes that have featured the use of binaural frequencies. I have had a fascination with the meditative mind and, almost guiltily, I have envied the stillness I have observed in those that practice meditation. Your programme has guided me in performing the very first steps in working toward greater stillness. My spiritual work entails cultivating a very close relationship with the subconcious mind.
I have found great insight in the stillness that appears between thoughts while using your programme.
The journey has not been easy. I don't believe any journey of value can be. I also do not believe that it needs to be unnecessarily difficult either! Your audio programme has helped me to move along the valleys much quicker and to treat the experience with equanimity. Namaste! -Sergio"
"I have been more then happy with my use of Sound Mind Meditation products. I started to use the first level last year and found it started to work right away. I was relaxed immediately and through time was entrained with it very very quickly. I have used it as part of my Reflexology treatments and clients feel it brings them to an even deeper place of stillness in their sessions and so I would recommend practitioners consider this aspect of the product.
"I have also found the creator/owner of SoundMind, J. Cole, amazingly helpful. He has spent alot of time and energy explaining different aspects that I wanted answered on the topic of the binaural process and also the new product which has just been launched at the time of this writing. It is very obvious he is completely devoted to quality service and a quality product and also walks his talk on many levels which is a rare find these days." -Janice Robinson, Orlando, FL
"I've been shopping around for a binaural audio meditation for about a year. My key criteria were high quality, guidance and value. Other popular systems are excellent in quality but have higher price tags WITHOUT the guidance. SoundMind is the first solution I found that gives me the best of all worlds. The ongoing discourse about the purpose and benefit of meditation helps you understand the power of intentionally focusing your attention where you want it in your life. As a working actor, that IS THE KEY to being consistently effective and efficient when the cameras roll. Since using this system, I've booked 2 major ad campaigns and I'm on deck for 2 more." -Jason Kelley - Actor/Producer, Los Angeles, CA - website: www.jasonkelleylive.com
"SMMP is an amazing value, it really truly is. I think many companies (won't mention names here) try to string you along level by level, to get as much of your money as they can. And actually that has been my experience. It was refreshing that SMMP gives it to you all at once, so you can pace yourself. The lessons are simple, but very effective at quieting mental background noise. Watching your breath and feeling your sensations doesn't sound difficult, and it's not in theory, but in practice it's challenging enough to practice for a lifetime! Jonathan's reminders are just what I needed to stay focused and learn to keep aware of "the now moment". He keeps you on your toes! Seriously, this program is way too inexpensive!! Worth at least ten times the price. -Tim Gallagher, Austin TX
"...I really feel that this program has helped me in so many ways. This was the greatest possible gift that my daughter could have given me, peace of mind and a way to take control of my own happiness! But like he says in the lesson, "only your consistent effort will liberate your mind". If you are ready to make this agreement with yourself, do it now." -Elizabeth Coulter, Del Mar, CA
"I've used Hemi-Sync a lot. I've even been at the Monroe Institute 3 times. I love Hemi-Sync, so don't get me wrong. It is simply not as effective as SoundMind has been for me, though. I go into deeper states quicker, without trying at all." -Jesse Lynch, Brooklyn, NY - website: jesselynch.com
"The SoundMind lessons are amazing! The rain soundtrack and meditation technology create a deep trance which allows me to focus and learn. The voiceover is very soothing and assertive and the meditation instructions have so far been clear and simple to understand. I’m on Breath IV right now and I’m looking forward to moving on to Inner Body. I feel prepared and empowered!! I’ve been searching for something real and it seems like everything in the new age marketplace is full of fluff or touts that it is some sort of quick fix to all your problems. One thing I've realized is to avoid anything that says its a quick fix, this is just marketing language. SoundMind is the real deal and doesn't claim to be a quick fix. Actually I've found that it doesn't claim to be anything other that what I've found it to be by my own experience, which is rare. What he does claim is that if you are willing to put in the time every day, Inner Body meditation is a solution. Big difference in my opinion. I’m grateful to have found something honest and genuine. SoundMind is right about one thing, you have to sit every day, but if you do, you will really feel the benefits!! Best of luck to all of you who are about to embark on this wonderful journey!" -Matthew McClelland, Bath, NY
"I’ve tried Hemi-sync, Holosync, and I have to say that SoundMind is very similar to both but at a fraction of the price. Although the guided part makes it much much deeper and I feel inspired to sit on my own. I’ve got a technique that I can use now! Inner Body is amazing, but don’t rush, the Breath series is actually a necessary prep course and an awesome technique in and of itself." -Barbara Miller, Masapequa, NY
"...The technique you learn gives you a natural 'high.' Even though I know that's not the point I feel a sort of tingling on my body after the Inner Body sessions. It's taken about 8 months to get to this depth of meditation, practicing twice a day (morning and early eve). It’s truly amazing what happens when you focus on your sensations, I never knew you could feel so much from just sitting still, meditation is well worth the effort. Jonathan's voice is calming and inspiring and he really seems to know what he's talking about. At least that's been my experience so far. Give it a try and dedicate yourself, it's a priceless investment in yourself" -Daniel Frank, New Brunswick, NJ
"I really feel like SoundMind’s program is the real deal. It’s much more like studying with a teacher than most of the other stuff I’ve tried. Holosync was good too, but I like that SoundMind teaches you how to sit on your own. I just started Inner Body and love how I feel afterwards. The customer support has been great, they usually answered my questions within an hour or two. Check out the website when you have some time, there’s some great info on there about nutrition and superfoods FYI. I also bought my meditation cushion from SoundMind’s e-store and it is very comfortable." -Samantha Weiss, Oakland, CA
"THIS IS A WONDERFUL MEDITATION PROGRAM. I have tried Holosync and Hemi-Sync and very much enjoy SoundMind as well." -Joshua Rosin, Brooklyn, NY
"SoundMind is exactly what I’ve been searching for. It’s a complete guide to truly learn meditation. I had no idea what meditation was or how to do it, and so I started searching for some real instructions. I stumbled on the SoundMind Website on Google, and loved the concept of “training wheels” for meditation. It truly has been like that, and I feel like I’m almost ready to take the wheels off and I’m only on Breath IV. I’m very curious to see where this all goes. My father tried it too and really enjoyed the experience and he’s the last person I’d have thought would be meditating." -Tom Cronig, Battery Park, NY
"When I first began with the Breath program, I got a slight headache afterwards, but it wasn't that bad. The people at SoundMind explained that this may happen as your brain adjusts to the meditation technology sounds. This went away very quickly, after the third session, and now I'm finding that I get put into these trance states. It's amazing, and the guided instructions are truly inspiring. I love his calming voice and I feel my mind is so much more concentrated after my morning sessions!" -Jacky Meltzer, Brighton Beach, NY
Health Counseling Testimonials:
"Working with Zarah was one of the most educational, and mind-opening experiences that I have had. When Zarah asked me to keep a food journal on the first day, I thought to myself, "I've done this before. I know how to be healthy!" Little did I know that sticking to low fat, low calorie foods was not the way to go. Rather than count calorie intake, Zarah taught me to focus on the ingredients and to eat only non-processed, whole, organic, local and seasonal foods. She promised me that if that was my focus, that the weight would drop off and that I would feel better - and she was right.
I originally went to Zarah to slim down before my wedding, but what I left with was a wealth of knowledge and a new way to live my life. She seamlessly incorporates nutritional information, with other ways to live your life in a healthier manner. She is open, honest, non-judgmental, and overall a great mentor. I would highly recommend her services!" -Lindsey Schmidt, NYC, New York
"I've had a great experience! Even months after stopping the program I find myself actively pursuing a healthy lifestyle. I try to buy local whenever possible, and I really try to listen to what my body wants. Being gluten free can be hard sometimes but working with Zarah opened my eyes to the variety of foods that are out there. My menu is not the same week to week like it was this time last year. I am more mindful about what I am consuming every meal -- I think about what I'm going to eat before I eat it." -Kristi Reineke, Denver, Colorado
"Zarah is a fantastic coach and takes a holistic approach to nutrition and wellness. She works with her clients to create a personalized plan and takes into account all aspects of your life. She is professional, warm, and hilarious. I was very pleased with my results and appreciated all the extra time and energy she put into working with me. I look forward to working with her again when I am back in NYC." -Raji Mangat Brooklyn, NYC, New York
"I came across Zarah Kravitz when researching the raw food movement. I had been finding myself void of energy, lacking a passion for life, etc., so I sought Zarah's services for nutritional and spiritual counseling. Being a cynic by nature, I wasn't sure what to expect; a well-intentioned, well-informed healer, or a flake with credentials from an online out of state corespondence school? Happily she turned out to be the former. I will say first and foremost that she never once pushed an agenda on me. She really attempts to be in tune with you as an individual. lt;br />Here's my story:
I'm the type of person who has a hard time loving themselves. My struggle with mild weight loss and depression led me to view my mind and body in unbelievably negative ways. I even chastised myself if I could n't stick to a particular food movement. Zarah, in three months, has changed all that. By meeting with me bimonthly, she listened to my complaints, fears and joys. Using researched data, as well as her own judgement, she was able to help pinpoint what was making me unhappy. I realized then it was okay to ignore the rules I had set in place for myself--they weren't working, anyway! A good example would be my having to change my diet from a vegetarian/vegan one to an omnivorous one. Even though Zarah herself is vegan, she was great support when it came to having to make that difficult switch. In the past, I would have been very hard on myself for not being able to be a vegetarian, but Zarah allowed me the self-love and freedom to listen to what my body needed, as opposed to listening to a food movement.
Food was just one example, and without going into detail, Zarah was also able to work on my relationship to other people, as well as myself. I would recommend her services if you are feeling that you are in a rut and need some change in your life, especially if you don't know where to start. All it takes is a consultation to see if you are a right fit." -Elizabeth Agate Brooklyn, NYC, New York
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