Free Resources

All of the resources found here are freely available online. I’ve simply curated content that I use regularly myself to share with you.

4-7-8 Breathing

Pranayama / Dr. Andrew Weil

YouTube (5 minutes)

“The 4-7-8 rhythmic breathing promotes relaxation and can be used in the event of a panic attack. The goal is to calm your sympathetic nervous system, which controls the fight-or-flight response…” – handsonmeditation.com

Relaxation (Guided Self-Hypnosis)

Jake Naude

MP3 (24 minutes)

Use this guided self-hypnosis relaxation MP3 to relax and drift off into a deeply relaxed, hypnotic sleep. Relax and unwind. Empty a bit of the day’s stress out of your bucket and feel better when you wake up.

Journey to the Castle

Mike Mandel

MP3 (36 minutes)

Mike says: “This is the best hypnosis track we’ve ever created. It’s relaxing, rejuvenating and powerful! Use this for any general-purpose change that you might like to make.”

Cydonia

Mike Mandel

MP3 (48 minutes)

Chris says: “This is actually the prequel to Journey to the Castle. But Mike recommends you listen to this AFTER already enjoying Journey to the Castle. That way some of the references will make more sense, and be a lot more fun.”

Yoga Nidra

Sourabh Jain

YouTube (10 minutes)

Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation that uses a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation.

The Sleepy Bookshelf

Elizabeth Grace

Listen to classic works of fiction as you fall asleep

The Sleepy Bookshelf throws the relaxing magic of Get Sleepy into the deep, cultural well of classic literature. A calming, sleep-inducing library of some of the best works of fiction and non-fiction ever written.

Detachment From Over-Thinking

Michael Sealey

YouTube (42 minutes)

This meditation encourages a calm awareness of the breath, and also a gentle detachment from the habits of rumination (ie. over-thinking). This session is useful for alleviating symptoms of anxiety, OCD, and depression.

The Huberman Lab Podcast

Dr. Andrew Huberman

YouTube (various)

Discusses neuroscience – how our brain & its connections with the organs of our body control our perceptions, our behaviours, & our health. The podcast also discusses tools for measuring & changing how our nervous system works.

Matthew Walker Podcast

Dr. Matthew Walker

Podcast (various)

The Matt Walker Podcast is all about sleep, the brain, and the body. Matt is a Professor of Neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of the book, Why We Sleep and has given a few TED talks.

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