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Duane

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  • Deep Sleep with Medical Hypnosis: Find Restful, Restorative Sleep - Naturally

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Steven Gurgevich
    • Narrated By Steven Gurgevich
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    Americans just need a good's night rest! In fact, the National Commission on Sleep Disorders reports that sleep deprivation costs $150 billion each year in higher stress and reduced worker productivity. Now one of the foremost researchers in the field of medical hypnosis, Dr. Steven Gurgevich, offers an all-natural remedy on Deep Sleep with Medical Self-Hypnosis.

    Kathryn says: "Creative and Highly Effective"
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    Don't know why the term "medical" is used in the title. Besides that Dr. (Phd not Md) Gurgevich has a smooth delivery of his script. With my sleep meds it takes me 90 minutes to fall asleep. With this recording and my sleep meds I fall asleep within 30 minutes. I have PTSD that interferes with my sleep and this product helps me go to sleep.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Amanda Ripley
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
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    (260)
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    (158)
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    Today, nine out of 10 Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorism, or other disasters. Tomorrow, some of us will have to make split-second choices to save ourselves and our families. How will we react? What will it feel like? Will we be heroes or victims? Will our upbringing, our gender, our personality - anything we've ever learned, thought, or dreamed of - ultimately matter?

    Sara says: "fascinating"
    "Essential Listening for Survival"
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    I found this book interesting from multiple perspectives.

    As a self-defense instructor (LEO, Martial Arts and Women’s ) I found this to confirm some training methodologies and explain some of my students’ successes. The lesson that Ms. Ripley showed in multiple contexts is that realistic repetition is the key to success in a survival situation. This runs counter to many self defense and martial arts methodologies that teach multiple techniques for differing situations. As a self-defense instructor it reinforced my instinct of teaching the basics in realistic situations until muscle memory is developed.

    As an emergency preparedness professional (part time collateral duty), it has reinforced the need to focus on individual preparedness and the need to conduct a risk assessment of the most probable and dangerous contingencies. The analysis of the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire, the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, and the D.C. plane crash were very interesting and illuminating on human behavior in crisis situations and provide recommendations for how professional emergency preparedness officials could reduce loss of life. The realization gained from this book is that I was previously too focused on regulatory requirements and not on the bottom line - reducing loss of life. I will use this book as a reference in my Emergency Management course work. As a citizen it has motivated me to be more responsible and prepared for my families survival in natural and manmade disasters.

    As a retired U.S. army infantry officer with five combat tours, it increased my understanding of my PTSD and explained the behavior of other people involved in previous traumatic experiences that I was involved. All of the information that Ms. Ripley presented made sense to a combat infantryman.

    This book is worked well in the audible format. Although this book is essential listening, it is not something that I would use as a reference, although I would listen to it again. I would buy this in hard copy only to gift it to other people. The narrator was not annoying and I was motivated to listen to this book in all of my spare time. Listen or read this book now before you are in a life or death situation!


    9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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