Excellent Practical Guidance
Consumer Orientation: This course is appropriate for virtually anyone over the age of twelve.
Value: Hanson is a reputable neuropsychologist and his techniques are firmly grounded in science. The effectiveness of these techniques is well-established.
Strengths: Hanson's presentation of the material is easy to understand and easy to follow, and the guided practices themselves are simple, logical, and straightforward. Every talk is rich with interesting information that also has direct practical implications. Weaknesses: Many meditators will find the guided meditations in this series to be too short/condensed. The series is designed in such a way that the meditations are essentially embedded into lectures. While this design is certainly conducive to learning the methods, you may find yourself feeling as though you still need to do a proper meditation despite having just completed a session. Some sessions span across the end of one disc to the beginning of another, whereas one session per disc would probably have been the preferable format. Notes: Despite its apparent Buddhist association, the material is suitable for anyone, regardless of philosophical or religious orientation. In my opinion this is one of Sounds True's best audio learning courses.