I met Rose eight years ago at a conference in Brussels and just last week was delighted when her new CD, Instant Relaxation, landed in my post box. I have a number of similar tools for meditation and relaxation and thought this may well have been same old same old. I was wrong. It is stunning.

For one, Rose hired a professional to recite her words. Jan Vine‘s voice is simply perfect for the job. At once soothing and authoritative with a hypnotic quality. And the music, which was composed for Rose specially by a guy called Chris Gunning, who has won a BAFTA, is superb. The cover is beautiful too. Rose herself is a resident psychologist on BBC Radio Oxford, so all in all it is a star-studded cast and a top notch production.

The exercises are well-known, so no surprises there, but that’s the point. This is not a listen once and chuck away CD, it is designed to teach you how to meditate and relax so you can do it yourself. A cool concept, I have to say. If you want to know more please go to Rose’s site at www.mindexpert.com

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