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Hi there, this is Nicky VanValkenburgh. I'm the Founder and Director of this website. Feel free to contact me with
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My email is nicky (at) 20 minutes to less stress. com
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What is U-Cure? It is a set of 3 audio
cds (Total Relaxation, Breathing Techniques and Self-Healing) that will help you to let go of tension and
anxiety and relax deeply. Listening for just 20 minutes will help you to be focused, even-keeled and clear
minded. U-Cure was developed by psychologist and naturopathic doctor Leonard Coldwell, who used the cds in his
private practice to help his patients, which included cancer victims.
minutes? Research suggests that it takes at least 20
minutes to neutralize the "fight or flight" response. As you listen to our cds, your mind and body will
relax deeply, and you'll find yourself feeling calm and energized. Another plus is that 20 minutes won't
take up too much of your time.
makes us unique?
Our "stress reduction cds" combine a spoken narrative with brain synchronization
audio technology. You will discover clinically-proven stress reduction methods such as progressive
relaxation, breathing techniques and relaxation imagery.
What's in it for me?
Our cds equip you with a "stress reduction strategy" that you can practice
anytime, anyplace... whenever stress strikes. As you listen to our cds, you'll become more aware of
stress, and the way you respond to it. As you practice our techniques, you'll have a better grip on
your emotions. Rather than feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, worn out or frazzled — you'll be more
resilient and bounce back. Of course, being resilient also enables you to stay focused, so that you
can get things done faster and more efficiently during the
Is this mumbo-jumbo?
negative effects of stress have been well-documented in scientific journals. Dr. Walter Canon (a Physiologist &
Harvard professor) coined the term "fight or flight response." Cardiologist Herbert Benson pioneered mind-body
research focusing on stress and the relaxation response. Plus, several contemporary medical doctors – such as
Dr Bernie Siegel, Dr Andrew Weil, and Dr Carl O. Simonton—just to name a few have written about the relaxation
response, and its power to heal and restore the mind and body.
How will "stress
reduction cds" make me feel good? As you listen to the U-Cure cds, you will relax
deeply. Your body starts to release the tension and anxiety that you have built up and stored. You’re so
relaxed, that your body actually goes into a regenerative state. As you breathe deeply, more oxygen and blood goes
to your heart, lungs, skin, and other major organs. There is a tremendous sense of release. Also,
a wonderful burst of energy comes as you feel calm, relaxed, and upbeat.
As you listen to U-Cure, the deep
relaxation stimulates the release of "feel good" endorphins. When you feel good, you're
happy. Your stress starts to melt away physically and emotionally. All of a
sudden, you can think clearly. Now you can take a look at life with a fresh, new
"The most powerful single thing you can do to influence others is to smile at
"Positive thinking turns obstacles into opportunities!"
"The hotter things get, the more important it is to keep your cool."
"Control yourself: Remember, anger is just one letter short of
"It's easier to prepare and prevent than to
repair and repent!"
"Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the mastery of it."
"Entrepreneurs are people who take the cold water thrown on their idea, heat it with
enthusiasm, make steam and push ahead."
"Amateurs practice until they get it right. Professionals practice until they can't get it
"If all the world's a stage, then some of us need more dress rehearsals."
"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others lasts
"Negativity makes a person look at the land of milk and honey and see only calories and cholesterol."
"The wise person isn't the one who makes the fewest mistakes. It's the one who learns the most
"Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined
"The world is moving so fast these days, that the man who says it can't be done is generally
interrupted by someone doing it."
"You just can't beat the person who never gives up!"