Who Am I?
My name is Murray Coleman, I am a qualified and accredited Clinical Hypnotherapist (DHP. Acc.Hyp) and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner with over 10 years of practical experience. I have also been a practitioner of Vedic Meditation for over 30 years with my initial grounding being based in experience as a Martial Artist and student of Tai Chi.
A Short History Of Me.
I have always felt a pull towards helping others, this pull was initially set in motion with my enlistment as a Police Officer and with my subsequently becoming one of the founding members of the first ever localized Search & Rescue Units of the South African Police Service. Before leaving the Service I was successfully involved in over 150 authentic Rescue situations. Given the extreme stresses involved with this work, I found my experience as a Meditation Practitioner invaluable in remaining focused and calm when situations around me were anything but. I have since gone on to assist countless servicemen and women in similar situations with instruction on how to relieve combat related stress through the power of Meditation and Self-Hypnosis.
What Am I Raising Money For?
Knowing the incredible benefits that a simple, twice daily Meditation regime can bring I would like to bring the power of my meditation practice to the masses, with particular attention to the men and women of our armed forces who struggle with dealing with their individual battle experiences. As someone who has also experienced the worst that one man can do to another, I am uniquely qualified to empathize with the plight of our fantastic troops. In order to start my business, I am looking to you, the kind and generous people of the UK to help me raise funds enough to make my dream of helping others a reality. It is a difficult thing to ask others to help you, however I believe that the unique service I am looking to raise money for will convince you to dig deep and help with any amount you feel comfortable parting with.
What is Vedic Meditation?
First derived from Vedic texts in India, roughly 5,000 years ago, this form of Meditation was made popular and mainstreamed by the famed Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1995 under the more commonly used name Transcendental Meditation. Whilst slight variations between the two forms of the practice have evolved over time, Vedic Meditation and Transcendental Meditation remain very closely linked. With practice and correct instruction, Vedic Meditation leads to a natural stillness of the mind which can be achieved by the practitioner both effortlessly, and at will.
“Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness. It’s like the ultimate rest. It’s better than the best sleep you’ve ever had. It’s a quieting of the mind. It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings. It keeps life fresh.” - Hugh Jackman
Vedic Meditation is unique and popular as it does not require the practitioner to forcibly focus the mind on a singular goal or outcome, but rather encourages stillness, inner change and personal enlightenment by leveraging the minds natural ability to remain silent. The technique and practice of Vedic Meditation allows the normal heightened activity of the conscious mind to settle down naturally until it is left perfectly quiet, whilst still wide awake and alert. It allows the stresses and tiredness of daily life to be dissolved naturally which results in improved energy levels, clarity of thought and increased enjoyment of life.
Needing only a quiet area and a comfortable place to sit, Vedic Meditation is the essential antidote for the stresses and complications of a 21st Century lifestyle and the greatest personal gift you will give yourself in 2015.
How will the money be spent?
£3,000.00 for advertising materials. (Leaflets, Brochure, Take-away reading material etc..)
£1,000.00 for web design, hosting.
£1,000.00 for a reliable vehicle that can get me around with breaking down!