This is the best explanation so far of the subconscious mind - and the induction techniques are quick and work well. Very useful.
As the author says, he has done a lot of research, reading, and practicing of other people's methods and has distilled the best of what he's learned into one book.
The techniques here are useful for many interests, not just to program our subconscious, but this would be very handy for people interested in remote viewing or out of body experiences. Or, for people interested in improving their athletic performance, studying, work, confidence, memory . . . there are all kinds of applications for this.
I have bought other Audible books related to meditation, the brain, and consciousness, and while I do appreciate them and the other author's works, this one book would have saved me a lot of time since it just gets to the point and gets the job done.
The explanations make it so understandable and possible and real too.
Mark Rashid's book is a series of horse training stories. Or, is that human training stories? Because, after all, many of the experiences he shares are really about changing the way people interact with their horses.
We could all go through life learning from our mistakes, or we can save a lot of time and learn from other people's mistakes as well. When I listen to the stories told by horse or dog trainers, and watch them help people change their own behavior in order to improve their relationship with their animals, I often see myself in the people behing helped. Thus, I have been able to make my own animals' lives better by learning from such stories.
Mark Rashid's stories help me and my horses, and the thread running through his stories is one of calm and perceptiveness.
Just a simple mention of a horse's need to decompress in new surroundings helped me out this week after I moved the round pen and a normally calm unflappable horse was not paying attention. I realized we weren't going to "learn" anything while the horse was busy adjusting to the new sights, so left her in the round pen to calm down and adjust, and we could do training stuff the next time, or the next after that if that's what she needed.
This book is inspirational and can be life changing. I like the way some stories were about paying attention to the horse's feelings and input. Especially the one about the horse Buck, who should have been paid attention to when they were looking for the lost gelding.
Because this is a 2nd Edition book, there are interesting notes and commentary made by Mark Rashid at the end of various chapters, as it is evident he is also growing, evolving and changing. He makes relevant comments about the chapter we just heard from his perspective looking back over time.
The narrator was pretty good, although he pronounced the words "longe" and "dressage" in interesting ways. Maybe they are pronounced that way in various regions. Or maybe he isn't a horse person.
I highly recommend Mark Rashid's books to horse people - and horses probably would too if they could talk out loud.
This has to be one of the best "Great Courses" books I have listened to. Professor Livermore has a great delivery and is incredibly knowledgeable of the topic. Anyone that travels or works with different cultures needs to listen to this course.