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Audiobook: This Thing Called Stress

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To help you to understand and reduce the physiological and psychological consequences of stress.

There are many consequences of stress and this recording highlights these consequences or symptoms as this information will be of immediate use in recognising stress in ourselves and others. This recording also provides useful information on the range of methods to combat the negative effects of stress.

By Emma Thurston: Narrated by Emma Thurston

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Audiobook: TRUE SELF

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This short audio presentation by Dr Denis McBrinn and narrated by Sara Dylan, is designed to bring a clear and understanding of what being true to yourself means, and to lead you gently into reflection on how your true self can bring clarity to your daily living and the realisation that: To be true to others, you must start by being true to yourself.

Once you are true to yourself, you’re also true to other people.

"May the True, Higher Self Within - Always Guide You" Krishna

Our true self is the soul of being. It is the part of us not defined by: ego, status, job, role or function.

It is our evolving higher self that seeks to rise above our basic instincts.

It represents the blue print for the realisation of what we can become. Our true self is the "silence" within that calls us to live our best possible lives.

As young children, we instinctively hear this inner call with great clarity. We live joyfully in the present moment and laugh and smile, much more than adults.

But as we grow up, worldly matters arise and the ego instinctively develops as part of survival.

We then learn to use psychological defences to protect ourselves from the harsh, competitive world.

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Audiobook: HEALTH

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This short audio presentation by Dr Denis McBrinn and narrated by Sara Dylan is designed to bring a clear understanding of what good health is, how to make sure you have it in your life, and to lead you gently into reflection on the level of good health currently in your life.

"To Lose One's Health Renders Science Null, Art Inglorious, Strength Unavailing and Wealth Useless" Herophilus 300BC How mindful are you about maintaining good health?

It may be an old cliché that your health is your wealth, but it's true.

The ancient Greeks knew that good health is something to develop and treasure.

It is easy to take our health for granted, until we lose it.

Our whole experience of life can be very different if we don’t have good physical and mental health.

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Audiobook: INSOMNIA: Meditation for Deep Restful Sleep

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This audio presentation will take you gently into a deep restful sleep under the guidance of Sara Dylan. Sara’s soft, kind, reassuring voice will lead you step by step into the safe, comfortable mind-set that will be conducive to achieving deep restful sleep. The intention of this meditation for deep sleep is that you will sleep soundly and deeply and wake up feeling refreshed and re-energised.

Everyone has a rough night or two, and about 30% of adults have occasional or short-term insomnia. Chronic insomnia, though, lasts for more than three weeks. About 10% of adults experience chronic insomnia, and most need treatment to get relief. You can help your doctor evaluate your problem by keeping a sleep diary, which tracks such things as: number and time of caffeinated beverages during the day, naps during the day, your bedtime the previous night, and number of awakenings during the night.

Meditation can help with sleep but there are other things to consider which will improve your chances of getting to sleep and staying asleep. The UK National Health Service recommends the following:

BE SURE TO • go to bed and wake up at the same time every day – only go to bed when you feel tired • relax at least 1 hour before bed – for example, take a bath or read a book • make sure your bedroom is dark and quiet – use thick curtains, blinds, an eye mask or ear plugs • make sure the room is not too hot or too cold • exercise regularly during the day • make sure your mattress, pillows and covers are comfortable

TRY NOT TO • drink alcohol, tea or coffee at least 6 hours before going to bed • eat a big meal late at night

DO SEE YOUR DOCTOR IF • you've had trouble sleeping for months • your insomnia is affecting your daily life in a way that makes it hard for you to cope

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Audiobook: JOY
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Audiobook: JOY

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This short audio presentation is designed to bring a clear definition of what joy is, how to achieve more of it, and to give you the opportunity to focus and reflect on the level of joy currently in your life. William Blake, the great English poet said "Joy and woe are woven fine; A clothing for the soul divine" There is joy in the world and there is woe in the world. Sara Dylan will look at joy and how you might bring more of it into your life. But no life is without sorrow. At times finding joy in life will seem elusive.
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Audiobook: CLUTTER

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This short audio presentation by Dr Denis McBrinn and narrated by Sara Dylan is designed to bring a clear understanding of what clutter is, how to stop accumulating it, and to lead you gently into reflection on how to clear the clutter currently in your life.

We all want our lives to be full of those things we believe will bring us joy and happiness.

But we also need to be careful not to fill our lives with too much stuff.

Ours is the most complex culture in history.

We experience more activity and devour more information in one day than our ancestors did in a lifetime.

We live in the midst of an intense technological haze of consumerism, advertising and entertainment.

We find it hard to dispose of stuff and now plastic pollutes the planet.

We seem to have an infinite capacity for making a mess!

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Success at College and University

Study skills with Professor Aidan Moran
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Thanks for purchasing a Mindcool Gift Card to help bring someone closer to the wonderful world of audiobooks:

How it works: It's simple: When you purchase a gift card, you will receive an email that contains a unique gift card code which you give to the Gift recipient and then they can use that code at checkout on https://www.mindcool.com/ to redeem its value against their purchase of audio download products.

This Gift Card is redeemable on the mindcool.com website against audiobook purchases. There is no time limit on the Card.

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Audiobook: Learn to Study for Success at College and University

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By Professor Aidan Moran: Going to College or University is an exciting yet daunting experience for many students. It's exciting because you can study interesting subjects, make new friends and pursue new hobbies in College. But it's also daunting because in order to get a successful academic education, you will have to accept personal responsibility for a task for which you have received little or no special training in school. This task requires you to manage your own learning or to become an active, independent and self-motivated student when it comes to planning, conducting and evaluating your academic work. For example, it's up to you whether you go to lectures in the first place. And it's up to you whether you spend your time studying in the library or going to the shops. And it's your business, not that of your lecturers, to make sure that you don't fall behind in your studies. Put simply, if you don't want your free time in College to become wasted time, you will have to master a number of study skills that were not taught in school. For example, you will have to learn to listen and write at the same time while taking lecture notes in class. And you'll have to learn to study effectively - or read with a question in mind. Of course, you'll also have to master the art of getting down to study regardless of the mood you're in. But most of all, you'll have to learn to think for yourself - the true hallmark of an educated mind. Put simply, as you can see, your biggest challenge in the years ahead is to manage your own learning effectively. The good news is that by listening to this audio presentation, you've already taken a step in the right direction. You've realized that you will have to become a driver rather than a passenger in your educational journey. And so, the purpose of this recording is to give you some driving lessons" in learning.

In listening to this recording, you are going to learn how to manage your own learning, and how to get down to studying. You’ll receive practical tips on motivation, managing your study time, learning from lectures, listening and note-taking skills, improving your reading and summarizing skills, focusing effectively and improving your concentration. You’ll be helped to remember and understand what you learn and you will be given practical tips on how to evaluate what you learn and think critically. You are also going to receive tips on planning and writing essays and papers, and finally you are going to be taught exam skills to help you to do your best when it matters most.

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Audiobook: Learning from Lectures

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By Professor Aidan Moran Aimed at students in college and university, this new audio single “Learning from Lectures” is taken from the bestselling album: “Learn to Study” by Professor Aidan Moran which teaches students the most important study skills for success at college and university. This audio will cover the areas of: Learning from Lectures, listening and note-taking skills, reading and summarizing skills, and focusing effectively – concentration skills.

Since the Middle Ages, the lecture has been the most popular teaching method in universities. It’s efficient, flexible and can be inspirational in the right hands. But taking good lecture notes is a very difficult skill for at least two reasons. First, because lecturers tend to speak faster than listeners can write, taking useful lecture notes can be difficult for some students. The problem here is that note-taking requires you to switch attention rapidly between listening and writing. And since you probably never received any training in this multi-tasking skill at school, it’s not surprising that you may find yourself struggling to keep up with what the lecturer in saying in class. This problem is made worse by the fact that many students mistakenly believe that they have to write down every single word uttered by the lecturer during class – a false assumption that we call the sponge approach to learning. Research shows that top note-takers are highly selective in what they write – they sift what the lecturer says for the main ideas rather than trying to wrote down everything. The second difficulty that many students experience during lectures is a loss of concentration. This mental switch off happens mainly because it’s difficult to stay alert during a lecture if you’re sitting passively for a long period of time.

When combined, these two problems make it difficult for students to get the most out of the lectures that they attend. And so, in this audiobook, I’ll suggest some practical strategies that will help you to turn lecture attendance into an active learning experience rather than an empty ritual.

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Audiobook: Writing Essays and Papers

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Aimed at students in college and university, this new audio single “Writing Essays and Papers” is taken from the bestselling album: “Learn to Study” by Professor Aidan Moran which teaches students the most important study skills for success at college and university.

No matter what subjects you are studying in university, you will be expected to write essays and academic papers as part of the requirements of your degree programme. These research assignments are valuable because they train you to focus your thinking on a topic, to write clearly, and to cite appropriate evidence to support your arguments. So, the purpose of this section is to provide some practical advice on planning, researching and writing academic essays and papers. Evaluating what you learn and thinking critically

One of the biggest challenges that students face in coming to College is learning to think critically about what they read or are told. For centuries, the ability to think for oneself has been proclaimed as the main goal of a university education – the true mark of an educated mind. In keeping with this idea, a key theme of this audio presentation is that you have to become an active learner rather than a passive sponge in order to get the most out of your College experience. But critical thinking, or the skill of analysing evidence and arguments in order to form your own conclusions, requires hard work and special training.

So, the purpose of this audiobook is to provide some practical tips on how to develop your critical thinking skills. After I explain what thinking is, and what critical thinking involves, I’ll give you a 6-step checklist of questions to ask every time you want to evaluate a theory or an idea.

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Audiobook: Exam Success

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Aimed at students in college and university, this new audio single “Exam Success” is taken from the bestselling album: “Learn to Study” by Professor Aidan Moran which teaches students the most important study skills for success at college and university.

Like it or not, examinations play a crucial role in university life. They ensure quality control of degree standards, provide academic feedback to students and staff, and above all, assess your understanding of what you have learned from your studies. But exams don’t test knowledge directly. They assess how well you can remember and explain what you know on the big day. Given this strategic challenge of exams, Aidan Moran will give you some practical tips on preparing for, and doing your best in, exams.

The self-help approach provides advice and tips on areas such as; getting down to studying, practical tips on motivation, remembering and understanding, and exam skills; doing your best when it matters most.

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Audiobook: Acing Exams

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Studying for and sitting examinations can be a very challenging and stressful experience for all of us, including “A star” students. Because we want to give our very best and to perform well on the day, it is entirely normal to feel anxious or nervous. That is why it is important to develop sufficient levels of confidence, without being over confident or too complacent, minimize the nerves and enable us to do ourselves justice.

To help you become confident at exams and achieve your highest possible grades two things are essential:

  1. Firstly acquiring good study habits and skills, throughout the academic year, and

  2. Developing techniques for keeping calm and confident just before and during exams.

This audio presentation will explore a number of techniques to prepare you for exams so you are calm and confident on the day.

By Sara Dylan: Narrated by Sara Dylan

Includes input from Professor Aidan Moran and Dr Denis McBrinn

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Audiobook: Learn to Concentrate

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By Professor Aidan Moran Concentration is a practical skill which can enrich our lives considerably. Unfortunately, most of us are probably more familiar with losing our concentration than with effective “focusing” ability.

This recording will explore concentration in three stages. Firstly, it will explain what concentration is, show you how it’s influenced by your attitudes and emotions, and give you some practical tips to improve your listening and reading skills. Secondly, it will help you to analyse and deal with common distractions in your life. Finally, it will present some practical “focusing” strategies which will help you to improve your concentration in a variety of daily situations.

This audio presentation features Professor Aidan Moran who is a Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Director of the Psychology Research Laboratory in University College, Dublin. Aidan is an expert in the use of psychological techniques which can improve people’s concentration and performance in academic and sporting situations. It is narrated by Emma Thurston and Professor Aidan Moran.

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ABOUT MINDCOOL

 We produce audio learning experiences in which we hope to move beyond entertainment to touch the listener, to move them, to help them reflect on their lives and potential and to bring to them; hope and enlightenment.

Below is our team of authors, narrators, and producers:

James (Jim) Gourley is Founder, Producer, and CEO; Sara Dylan is Principal Narrator, Voice and Acting Coach; Emma Thurston: Associate Narrator, Colin Day: Associate Narrator; Brenda Shankey: Author: Virginia Harton: Author;  Dr Denis McBrinn: Author; Suzanne Chalkley: Author; Elaine McFerran: Author; and Aidan Moran: Mindcool's first and most popular author.

The words of our specially chosen authors are life changing.

What you will find here

It is our sincere hope that you will find audio learning experiences to bring success into your life. No matter what your age, young or old, you can learn new things and through repetition and reflection you can become more confident and do great things with your life.

You can listen to audio presentations to make you more assertive, more intuitive, and more successful in school, college, and university. You can learn to deal with the difficulties that life throws at us and be a beacon of hope to others, you can be a leader in your family and community and set an example for others.

You can become confident in job interviews and meetings and when giving a presentation or a public speech. You were born to succeed, no matter what you have been told or experienced up until now. You will develop persistence and resilience which will inspire others.

You can learn to meditate and use breathing and mindfulness to create a new you, capable of calmness in the face of adversity and able to understand the process of grief and other emotions within your wonderful mind.

You can study angels, shamanic healing and yoga nidra and learn to relax, deal with stress, and become more connected to life.

If you have children between the ages of 7 and 11 then listen and introduce them to our wonderful audio experiences of mindfulness for kids; Help your child to be more confident, reduce anxiety, sleep well, be calm, and take control of their own anger and tantrums.

If you play golf you can become a winner when you master the mental side of golf with Professor Aidan Moran. Keep practicing the skills of golf but guarantee success by knowing how to perform under pressure, deal with distractions, control first tee nerves and much more.

When you have chosen an audio to listen to, make a commitment to re-listen to that audio every other day for 2 weeks. At the end and through reflection and practice you will gain great benefit from the words that you hear and the images that you generate in your special and wonderful mind.

Our worldwide distribution

We distribute our audio learning experiences around the world through our global partner network:

Apple iTunes™, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, Audible, Findaway, Chirp, Storytel, Downpour, Baja Libros, Audiowhale (DeepZen), Playster, Libro.FM, Nextory, 24Symbols, Anyplay, Audiobooks NZ, Beek, eStories, Fuuze.com (Cliq Digital), hibooks, instaread, Axiell, Baker & Taylor, Bibliotheca, Ebsco, Follett, Hoopla, Bidi, MLOL, 3 Leaf Group, Odilo, Permabound, Ulverscroft, Wheelers, BookBeat, Bookmate, Papaya FM, Hummingbird, Cdbaby, Voxclub (Russia), Audiobooks.com, Rakuten Kobo, Overdrive, Google Music Store, Google Locker, Facebook, Napster, YouTube Music, Deezer, AWA, Pandora, Shazam, Apple Music, 24-7, Rhapsody, 7digital, 8tracks, Akazoo, Anghami, Groove, iHeartRadio, iMusica, Inprodicon, Kdigital, kkbox, Kuack, MediaNet, Saavn, Slacker Radio, SoundExchange, Tidal, Tradebit, and Yandex......

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