This would be a really interesting "audio diary" as advertised if not for the AWFUL music (mostly) played consistently alongside the audio. I'd call it "background" except that it is mixed at the SAME LEVEL as the recordings, making it a constant effort to hear and understand the people on the tape.
The techniques he uses for relaxing your body will be familiar to those who've done guided meditations. They work very well, and get me just to the brink of sleep. Then inexplicably, his voice JOLTS me awake again. There are also parts of the tape that just make me feel uneasy, rather than help me sleep. Can't say it works, but it doesn't entirely not work either. Upon listening to the audio wide awake, I've concluded I think it's because he guides the listener to an alpha state, then says something like "when I count to three your mind will be CLEAR" and on 3 your mind indeed, does clear. But unfortunately sleep doesn't work that way. If you have severe insomnia, this tape is worth a try, but keep in mind I notice I'm not the only one here to say that this actually kept me AWAKE. :P
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