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You will hear one voice in one ear speaking to one part of your brain,
while another voice in the other ear speaks to a different part of the
brain. Very unusual, very pleasurable, and very effective.
There are no "questionable" subliminal messages on our CDs.
You will find no short-term motivational hype. You will not hear fluffy
affirmations or wishful positive statements. Rather, you will hear Paul
R. Scheele, cofounder of Learning Strategies Corporation, skillfully
guide your mind so that you get the results you want. To improve your
life, sometimes all it takes is guidance to evoke your inner wisdom.
Paraliminal recordings increase your personal power by activating your "whole
mind" with a precise blend of music and words. Each session is carefully
scripted by Paul, trained in neuro-linguistic programming, whole mind
learning, and preconscious processing, to give you the best CD for your
Special “Holosync” audio tones, developed by Centerpointe
Research Institute, are embedded in the recordings so that you automatically
enter the ideal brain state for relaxation and learning.
State-of-the-art digital recording produces a soothing 3-D sound that
allows music and voices to project spatially in your head. Truly, nothing
else gets results like a Paraliminal CD.
Customers say that these are the best recordings they have ever heard.
Judge for yourself. You will
soon know why our customers keep coming back for additional CDs.
"Paraliminal" is not "subliminal"
We began publishing Paraliminals at the urging of our clients. They
had been using subliminal and relaxation tapes without getting benefits
they had been promised. They asked us to develop recordings using the
advanced human performance technologies that have made our seminars so
popular and effective.
"Subliminal" recordings hide positive statements or affirmations
in music or environment sounds. The theory is that if you listen to subliminals
for 30 to 60 days you will become whatever the messages say.
You may be pleased to know that there are no subliminal messages on
Paul R. Scheele introduces each Paraliminal CD with the purpose or
programming parameters for the listening session.
Then, Paul skillfully guides you to a state of relaxed alertness while
original music plays in the background.
When you are relaxed, music fades and Paul's voice transforms into
multiple voices. The left voice generally weaves metaphors for the creative
right brain, and the right voice generally leads you through logical
change processes for the analytical left brain.
The multiple voices soothe and relax. Do not try to listen to the voices—just
enjoy the flow and rhythm.
To finish, Paul's voices become one and music returns as he guides
you back to full alertness.
Because of the power of the Paraliminal process, you do not have to
listen to Paraliminals nonstop to get results. Follow the guidelines
presented in the instructions. Should you ever need help, feel free to
Principle Educational and Therapeutic Technologies
The Paraliminal technology can be most readily identified as an application
of Suggestive-Accelerative Learning and Teaching (SALT) methodologies.
The essence of this set of instructional methods uses an unusual combination
of physical relaxation exercises, mental concentration and suggestive
principles. These are intended to strengthen a person's ego and expand
his or her mental capabilities while material to be learned is presented
dynamically with relaxing music (Schuster & Gritton, 1986).
The basic theory behind SALT is that as humans we operate with unity
of our conscious and paraconscious mind. Theory also states that suggestion
is the key to using our mental reserves to accelerate learning. The use
of SALT techniques according to Dr. Caskey (1980), "permits information
to be absorbed more readily by the individual by bypassing emotional
barriers which accompany most learning activities and it results in a
larger percentage of learned material being retained in the long-term
memory area of the brain."
With SALT techniques the resulting learning has been found to be faster,
more enjoyable, with high retention rates, while the self-concept of
the learner is enhanced (Caskey, 1980).
Paraliminal learning sessions have been designed using the theories
and methods of SALT, and Dr. Georgi Lozanov's original works in Suggestopedia—which
will be described later. The result is a collection of unique learning
experiences which accelerate the listener past their blocks and into
new ways of dealing with their personal and professional issues.
The second most significant foundation in the development of the Paraliminal
technology is Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Known as "The
study of the structure of subjective experience" (Dilts, et al.,
1980), NLP is an extension of several sciences. Developed by Dr. John
Grinder and Richard Bandler (Grinder & Bandler, 1975, 1976), it has
its roots in linguistics, neurology, and psychology.
NLP is a model for understanding the basic processes used by all human
beings to encode, transfer, guide, and modify behavior. "Neuro" stands
for the idea that neurological processes cause all behavior. "Linguistic" refers
to the way that neural processes are represented, ordered and sequenced
into models and strategies through language and communication systems. "Programming" refers
to the way internal sensory systems are organized for the achievement
of specific outcomes. In sum, NLP is "The New Science of Achievement" (Robbins,
Paraliminal learning sessions employ the NLP technology in several
ways. First, in the development of special linguistic structures to ensure
ideal suggestions are presented. Second, in the creation of specific
therapeutic patterns to enhance the process of learning and change. Third,
in the actual delivery of messages on the CDs. This includes the choice
of voice qualities, music phrasing and tonal marking, as well as the
selection of sensory specific language.
SALT and NLP technologies share the common goal of using communication
to accelerate the process of human learning and change. Both are equally
concerned with the medium and the message. Both stress the importance
of process rather than content. And central to both models is the use
of therapeutic and educational suggestion.
The Paraliminal technology is an application of these two technologies,
combined with sophisticated digital audio imaging effects and production
techniques. Testimonial accounts of the benefits are plentiful. To give
credence to client results, the various components of each technology
will be examined in the pages that follow.
The next section will present the elements of SALT technology then
the elements of NLP employed in Paraliminal learning sessions will be
Suggestive-Accelerative Learning and
Early in this century, Professor William James in his essay, "The
Energies of Men," said that very few people live up to their full
potential. "As a rule," he wrote, "men habitually use
only a small part of the powers which they actually possess and which
they might use under appropriate conditions."
It wasn't until much later that a systematic effort in the field of
human memory and learning bore out what Dr. James had realized. In the
1960's the extensive research of Dr. Georgi Lozanov, a Bulgarian psychiatrist,
developed a new approach to accelerate learning and use the superpowers
of mind. He applied elements of suggestion techniques and relaxation
to classroom learning and termed the methods Suggestopedia (Lozanov,
1971). In America these methods have become known as suggestive-accelerative
approaches to learning (Schuster, et al., 1976).
These techniques have been shown to be, "successful in increasing
the amount of material learned in a given time or reducing the amount
of time necessary to learn new material in a wide variety of subject
matter areas at almost all educational levels" (Caskey, 1980).
Elements of SALT
There are several elements to SALT methods that we will examine in
relation to the Paraliminal technology. They are:
Whole Brain Education
These elements of SALT technology will be examined, one at a time in
the pages that follow.
• 10 Principles
Ten interdependent principles support SALT methods as described in depth by
Dr. Owen Caskey (1980). They are:
1) "A comfortable, attractive learning setting increases acquisition
and retention." Paraliminal learning sessions make use of this by
encouraging the listener to create just such an environment prior to
2) "A relaxed state (physically and mentally) enhances learning
and retention." Paraliminal learning sessions induce such states
prior to the learning session.
3) "Bilateral hemisphere input into the brain (whole-brain learning)
increases acquisition of new material." Paraliminal learning sessions
are recorded in stereophonic 3-D sound, giving independent messages to
each ear. (See more on this in the next section on whole brain learning.)
4) "Simultaneous use of the conscious and unconscious learning
(double-planeness) makes learning easier and more productive." Paraliminal
learning sessions have linguistically structured, indirectly suggestive
messages to engage the paraconscious mind, while delivering direct suggestion
to the conscious mind.
5) "An organized methodology (components and sequence) overcomes
the anti-suggestive barriers which reject or inhibit new learning." Paraliminal
learning sessions deliver specific step-by-step instructions to lead
the listener through the learning process.
6) "Methodology emphasizing didactic, psychological, multisensory,
and artistic elements increases learning and retention." Paraliminal
learning sessions make specific requests of the listener. In addition,
valid psychological principles are used for content along with 3-D special
effects, environmental sounds and original score music used to create
a unique internal sensory environment.
7) "Enhancing of psychohygenic conditions focuses concentration,
while a musical background relaxes, resulting in increased recall and
long-term memory." Special attention is given to offer strong self-esteem
building messages on all Paraliminal learning sessions. The music is
especially written and arranged to create optimal mental concentration.
8) "Retention is increased if information is viewed as being creditable
and from an authoritative source." Promotional literature uses testimonials
and stresses the legitimacy of the underlying technologies. Also promoted
is the credibility of Learning Strategies Corporation and the academic
credentials of the CD's author.
9) "A positive and encouraging learning atmosphere increases learning
and retention." Paraliminal learning sessions have been carefully
scripted, to the subtlest detail, to ensure positive wording and goal
10) "Success in learning heightens self-concepts and promotes
personal adjustment and self-confidence." The increments of progress
in learning are kept reasonable to ensure success with each listening.
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• Whole Brain Education
In the last decade, an enormous amount of literature has been written
on the subjects of Left Brain, Right Brain and Whole Brain Education.
Based on the research on hemispheric specialization, (Benson, 1985),
(Watzlawick, 1978), (Williams, 1983), (Segalowitz, 1983), (Springer,
1981), (Clark, 1986), (Blakeslee, 1980), (Porac, 1981), (Corballis & Beale,
1983), (Fadely & Hosler, 1983), Paraliminal learning sessions have
been designed to offer independent messages to each hemisphere. This
is accomplished through the selection of hemispherically relevant content,
hemispherically compatible linguistic structures and vocally modulated
delivery of the messages.
According to research, the left hemisphere's main function is translation
of perceptions into logical, semantic and phonetic representations of
reality. It also serves to communicate with the outside world on the
basis of logical analytical coding.
Paraliminal learning sessions deliver into the right ear, the message
for the left hemisphere since the ears are neurologically cross wired
(Corballis & Beale, 1983). These messages include specific descriptions
of linear, sequential processes like the step-by-step procedures of particular
NLP change processes, and detailed and logical explanations of various
concepts and concrete experiences.
The right hemisphere is highly specialized in the holistic grasping
of complex relationships, patterns configurations and structures. Its
associations are non linear (via, free associations).
On the Paraliminal learning sessions, the messages given to this hemisphere,
through the left ear, follow right hemisphere language patterns. According
to Dr. Paul Watzlawick (1978), and Linda Williams (1983), these include:
condensations, figurative language, giving bits of the whole, ambiguities,
puns, allusions, visual imagery, fantasy, evocative language, metaphor,
and multisensory language.
Imagery is perhaps the most potent tool in the process of accelerating
learning in humans. Largely underestimated by most educators and learners,
imagery holds phenomenal potential for revolutionizing education. More
importantly it is an awesome force in directing the process of change.
As Dr. Eric Klinger (1981) puts it, "Clinical evidence indicates
strongly...that modifying imagery modified the models or schemata that
underlie subsequent behavior." He goes on to say, "...working
on a person's imagery gives us direct access to the processes necessary
for change. It would make imagery techniques among our most powerful
techniques for intervening in people's lives." (p. 10)
Each Paraliminal CD makes full use of imagery in many ways. They employ
sophisticated refinements on the instruction of guided imagery. For example,
the Paraliminal technology encourages full-sensory imagery, distinguishing
associated imagery from disassociated imagery when appropriate (Bandler,
Music is processed primarily in the right hemisphere (Gordon, 1970).
Studies have found that the type of musical background can play a significant
role in various learning tasks (Lozanov, 1971), (Bordon & Schuster,
1976), (Schuster & Mouzon, 1982).
Paraliminal learning sessions are produced with all originally scored
music, arranged following the specifications outlined by Lozanov teacher-trainer
The proper creation of suggestion is well outlined in the literature
of SALT (Schuster & Gritton, 1986), in the NLP works of Bandler and
Grinder (1975, 1977), (Grinder & Bandler 1981), and in the hypnosis
literature on Dr. Milton Erickson (Haley, 1967). Among the considerations
used in the development of Paraliminal CD scripts, one of the most significant
was to distinguish between direct and indirect verbal suggestion. In
most cases, indirect suggestion is used.
Types of indirect suggestion used in Paraliminal learning sessions
include: truisms, implied causatives, simple binds, focusing questions,
double binds, yes sets, compounding suggestions and complex contingent
suggestions. The importance of employing these techniques of suggestion
is that the paraconscious mind follows the instruction without arousing
resistance from the conscious mind (Erickson, et al., 1976).
Relaxed states of alertness are critical to the suggestive-accelerative
learning experience. Evidence of this is found in much educational research.
As Schuster and Gritton (1986) concluded, "Students generally learn
better when they are relaxed thoroughly and consistently...than when
they are anxious and nervous." (p. 83)
Consistent with these findings in education (Clark, 1986), as well
as with findings in therapy (Grinder & Bandler, 1982), Paraliminal
learning sessions rely on creating relaxed states of mind. This is accomplished
primarily through therapeutic suggestion and the use of progressive relaxation
Suggestive-Accelerative Learning and Teaching methods are at the cutting
edge of human development technology. Paraliminal audio cassette learning
technology is a direct application of the principles set forth by SALT
In addition to collaborative books by Grinder and Bandler and their
respective writings, other authors have written extensively on the subject
(Robbins, 1986), (Lankton, 1980), (Gordon, 1978), (Cameron-Bandler, 1985),
(Cameron-Bandler, et al., 1985), (Jacobson, 1983, 1986), (Meese, et al.,
1985) to name just a few. However, this paper will not examine the underpinnings
of the NLP technology. Rather, it will focus on where the Paraliminal
technology has borrowed from NLP.
There are three major areas in which Paraliminal learning sessions
use NLP technology. These include:
Specific Change Techniques
Delivery of the Messages
In the pages that follow, these major areas of application will be
In their landmark book, The Structure of Magic, Vol. 1, (1975), Grinder
and Bandler describe the linguistic structures which prevent and accelerate
human communication and change. Ill-formed linguistic structures tend
to be wrought with common deletions, distortions and generalizations.
Such language patterns tend to prevent people from gaining access to
the rich resources within.
On the other hand, well-formed linguistic structures tend to be goal
oriented and shape a positive framework for accessing one's internal
resources (Grinder, 1973). In constructing the scripts for the Paraliminal
learning sessions, proper well-formed linguistic structures are used
to keep the listener goal oriented and positive.
At times, the language is "artfully vague" (Grinder & Bandler,
1981) following the patterns of Dr. Milton Erickson. This allows the
right hemisphere the maximum room for personalizing the content of the
representations made in the mind. This phenomenon based on the "pars-pro-toto
principle" (Watzlawick, 1978), lets the right hemisphere have immediate
recognition of a totality on the basis of one essential (unspecified)
Paraliminal learning sessions also use linguistic structuring to help
block the left hemisphere from interfering with the change process. This
is accomplished by the use of: illusion of alternatives, symptom displacements
and problem reframing. These techniques prevent self-sabotage from the
conscious mind. [Such sabotage is often used as a primary justification
for the use of subliminal technology in personal development CDs (Dixon,
Specific Change Techniques
In the therapeutic community, Grinder and Bandler have been heralded
for eliciting extremely accurate representations of perhaps the greatest
change masters of our time. Their models include the work of Virginia
Satir of family therapy, Dr. Fritz Perls of Gestalt therapy, Dr. Gregory
Bateson of psychology, and Dr. Milton Erickson, M.D., of hypnotherapy.
In Dr. Erickson's forward to Grinder and Bandler's book on his work (1975),
he states, "...it is a much better explanation of how I work than
I, myself, can give."
The Paraliminal learning sessions use many of the actual change patterns
described in the works of NLP. Several include: reframing, new behavior
generation, collapsing realities, anchoring, chaining states, future
pacing, stepping into resource, submodality manipulation and timeline
Each change technique is described in a step-by-step fashion to the
left hemisphere of the listener. The listener is given the opportunity
to follow along by filling in relevant content from his or her own experience
at each step in the technique.
Delivery of the Message
• Vocal Variety
Vocal variety in the delivery of instructional material has been an
integral part of suggestive-accelerative learning and teaching techniques
(Clark, 1986), (Schuster & Gritton, 1986), (Lozanov, 1978), (Caskey,
1980). Intonation and rhythm are cited as key variants.
Dr. Erickson brought the art of delivering suggestion to a high level
of refinement (Grinder & Bandler, 1981). Paraliminal learning sessions
use a melodious, sonorous voice trained by years of clinical experience
and voice instructors to be ideal for the application.
(It should be noted that this is a huge distinction from "Hypnotic" self-improvement
tapes that rely on boring, monotonous delivery of authoritarian commands
• Double Induction/Confusion
Upon first listening, two independent messages coming into different
ears can be confusing. This confusion is actually an integral part of
the Paraliminal technology. Developed over years of clinical research,
Dr. Erickson refined what he called his "Confusion Technique".
It is essentially a way of playing with the communication in order
to “...introduce progressively an element of confusion into the
question of what is meant, thereby leading to an inhibition of responses
called for but not allowed to be manifested and hence to an accumulating
need to respond.” (Haley, 1967, p. 156)
The confusion technique is primarily a hypnotic technique to bypass
the critical mind. Since the critical/logical mind cannot respond, the
paraconscious tends to take over, building up a strong potential to respond.
This technique was further developed by Grinder and Bandler in their
lecturing style during the mid and late 1970's. It was then picked up
and refined as a “double-induction” of hypnosis by Drs. Steve
Gilligan and Paul Carter in their seminars on Ericksonian hypnosis.
Paraliminal learning sessions, by the nature of their dual-voice effect,
create the Ericksonian phenomenon. The resulting positive effects are
best achieved when the CD is listened to from start to finish. This allows
for the progressive introduction of confusion. One of the key reasons
why listeners are instructed to create a “special time” for
listening to the CD in its entirety is to enhance this effect.
NLP “Pacing” techniques are another way that the delivery
of the message is enhanced. Pacing is a technique of matching vocal patterns
to physiological experiences of the listener (Laborde, 1984). For example,
the listener's breathing rhythms can be paced by the rhythm of the word
phrases on the CD. Another example is to comment on tunnel vision occurring
as a person is asked to gaze at one spot on the wall. The effect is the
development of profound levels of unconscious rapport (Grinder & Bandler,
Another NLP technique used in the delivery of messages includes tonal
marking or anchoring. This is the process of assigning a nonverbal stimulus
to a specific subjective experiences. Psychologists as far back as Pavlov
in the 1800's understood this as stimulus-response conditioning.
Another technique is to specify all sensory systems—visual, auditory
and kinesthetic—when guiding the imagery of the listener. The resulting “Full
Sensory Imagery”, is superior to single sensory imaging in its
impact on the listener's experience (Klinger, 1981).
The Paraliminal learning sessions rely on the remarkable power and
effectiveness of the NLP technology in their script designs and studio
recordings. With NLP, the Paraliminal technology capitalizes on the opportunity
for truly multi-level communication, using both hemispheres of the brain
and tapping the unconscious reserves of mind.
“Human beings possess capabilities of mind, literally beyond
genius.”—Dr. Barbara Brown, physiologist, developer of biofeedback.
“We are only now on the threshold of knowing the range of educability
of man.”—Dr. Jerome Bruner, Harvard University.
Findings in the literature on human development, learning and therapeutic
change, point to a new age of personal and professional growth. Because
of decades of pioneering efforts on all fronts, new vistas are being
realized that seemed unattainable a few short years ago.
The commercial educational market is currently a multi-billion dollar
industry. Innovators in learning and human development technologies are
needed. The challenge is to create brain-compatible learning methods
that are cost effective, enjoyable to use, and achieve the necessary
results. Learning Strategies Corporation has introduced one such innovation
with the Paraliminal technology of audio cassette learning.
When someone approaches a learning situation, as purchasers of audio
cassettes do, they come with a two-sided mind. As Williams (1983) puts
it, “We must encourage them to use it, to develop both types of
thinking so that they have access to the fullest range of possible mental
abilities.” (p. 190). The Paraliminal learning sessions are the
only commercially available audio learning cassettes to do this.
Paraliminal learning sessions apply the new theories and principles
recently discovered to improve the human condition. As research continues,
greater understanding of the mechanisms of learning and change will undoubtedly
be revealed. Then, what potential can be reached by human beings?
The Secret to choosing Paraliminal CDs
for your own use
There is probably no easier or more enjoyable way to make changes in
your life than with the Paraliminal CDs.
The effects can be dramatic or they can be subtle. Whichever the case,
these powerful tools can help make your life much better.
Which titles should be in your self-improvement library? Ideally, get
them all, because they are invaluable when life's crises arise. If you
cannot afford all of the CDs you want right now, get the ones you feel
would benefit you most.
Follow your intuition. Choose the CDs that draw you. You are bound
to receive more benefit from CDs that catch your intrigue than you are
from CDs you should be listening to.
Many customers recommend beginning with four or five CDs, because it
will be easier to see results right away. As you experience results,
order additional CDs to build your library. You never know when a CD
will come in handy.
All of the Paraliminal CDs complement each other, and they all work
well together. Just as there are many ways to get to Chicago, there are
many ways to accomplish your goals using the Paraliminals.
If you ever have questions just email or call us. Our coaches are available
during Central Time business hours to help you in any way they can.
If you are not ecstatic about your life,
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If you are not happy about every aspect of your life, then do something.
Paraliminal recordings can help you make peaceful changes so that you
are happy and satisfied. If you do not do something, no one else will
do it for you. If you want to change, you have to do it yourself.
Even outrageously successful people use Paraliminal CDs, because they
realize they can always improve.
Paul Scheele has skillfully crafted these tools using his unique expertise
to assure you receive the results easily and as effortlessly as possible.
Paraliminal CDs can help you create a life in which you always look forward
to waking each morning.
How to listen to Paraliminal CDs
Unlike subliminal recordings, you do not have to listen to Paraliminals
repeatedly. Each CD comes with instructions as well as a special booklet
Paraliminal sessions average twenty minutes so you do not have to spend
a lot of time to make the changes you desire.
To get the full effect, we recommend using stereo headphones.
Finally, CDs that really work!
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