Easy Meditation and Reduced Anxiety for People With Cancer by John Records

Easy Meditation and Reduced Anxiety for People With Cancer

Immediately find peace of mind, even if you've tried to meditate before without success. Be more grounded and resilient when the inevitable challenges of life rock your boat.


Struggling for Peace of Mind?

Hi, my name is John Records, and I created this course to help people like you.  This version of the course has supplemental material about meditation and cancer.

Shortcuts to Powerful Meditation is perfect for people who need immediate peace of mind and who are struggling to meditate. 

These are the most powerful, easy to learn practices I've encountered in almost 40 years of meditating in several traditions. I’ve shared meditation with countless people, and have taught meditation at Oregon Health Sciences University School of Nursing, several social work schools, and at the JFK University Graduate program in Integral Studies.

Through videos, text, and a private online group I'll show you quick, easy and proven ways to power up your meditation.

I GUARANTEE RESULTS. I really want this to work for you, and am committed to your success. If you complete the course and are not satisfied with the results, I'll be glad to refund your payment.
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Cancer and Meditation

Meditation doesn't cure cancer. It can help reduce stress, anxiety and cortisol levels.

Don't Be Afraid to Try Meditation

Diagnosed with terminal malignant brain cancer in 2013, Alison Gannett  has found meditation to be an important support for her health and well-being. The story of Alison's nutritional approach to conquering cancer is fascinating and inspiring, and she now works as an oncology diet coach.
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This is the Course for You

If you’ve always wanted to…
  • Immediately find peace of mind and inner calmness, even if you've tried to meditate before without success
  • Be more grounded and resilient when the inevitable challenges of life rock your boat
  • Take control of your life and destiny
…then this course is for you!

In this 9 module, 20 video program, I’ve included everything you need to know:
  • Video interviews with brain cancer survivor Alison Gannett, who uses meditation to manage stress and cortisol levels.
  • The techniques Alison herself uses for meditation and stress reduction.
  • How to do The Bow, used in several spiritual traditions to bring immediate calmness
  • Gestures of Release to help you let go of distracting thoughts and feelings
  • Drop the burdens of your life with The Sighing Exhalation
  • Remember who you really are at the deepest level by Resting in Stillness
  • Namaste brings you into wholeness, and activates this wholeness in yourself and others
  • All of the Shortcuts shows you how to use any or all of the shortcuts to build your own meditation practice, or potentiate your existing practice
  • Conclusion and Next Steps wraps up the course and provides guidance for what to do next
  • A free bonus video of Alison Gannett explaining how she uses ketogenic eating to conquer cancer.
  • A free bonus guided meditation video, Becoming Love (from the Love in Action course)

Plus you get a comprehensive written guide (PDF) and access to a private Facebook support group.

The course will take you about 8 days if you do one section a day. On request, you can self-pace and have access to the whole course immediately.

What People Are Saying

“I’ve been attending group and private meditation sessions with John Records for a few years. I started because I had terminal malignant brain cancer, and my blood chemistry showed massive amounts of stress response. In just four weeks of working with him, those numbers became optimal - incredible! Since then, I have become addicted to meditation, and love learning more each week. Cancer brings the most unlikely and wonderful gifts - I am sure that conquering cancer would not be complete without the changes in my mental/emotional status that John has nurtured.”
Alison Gannett, Cooking to Conquer Cancer
"These meditation shortcuts are easy to use and continue to transform us from within. They help us to access our own deepest open loving heart and provide peace, while expanding our consciousness."
Rhonda Gerhard, Rhonda Gerhard, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Certified Yoga Teacher
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Benefits of the Shortcuts

The Bow:
The bow embodies humility and deference to powers much greater than what we normally think of as our ‘self’. Regular practice has the effect of taking tremendous responsibility off of our shoulders, while at the same time allowing us to access a deep well of innate strength, calm, and wisdom. Notice the effect it has for you, both during practice and throughout the rest of the day.
Gestures of Release:
Gestures of release allow us to let go of attachments and feelings that don’t serve others or us. Some of these attachments can be deeply rooted.  Gestures can help to uproot them powerfully, yet gently so that we don’t feel that we are fighting a battle. As you practice regularly, you may notice unhealthy and distracting attachments that you didn’t even realize were there. They are uncovered as surface level feelings are managed. In this way, gestures of release can help reveal and manage our feelings in ways that helps serve others and us more and more over time.
Sighing Exhalation:
The sighing exhalation gives a strong and immediate signal to your system to relax. Notice how it changes how you feel and think. Each exhalation is like a wave gently lapping the shore. Instead of wishing you were at the beach, you can bring the feeling of relaxing by the seashore to yourself, on command! When we are relaxed, we reduce the negative effects of stress, make better decisions, and see the world and others for what they are more clearly. 
Resting in Stillness:
Resting in stillness allows us to assimilate the benefits of our other practices, and to access more deeply who we really are. This is something that no one else can do for us. Resting in stillness allows us to have our own direct experience – to experience the peace that is you  - versus relying on peace from external sources.
Practicing namaste helps us to see and feel the connectedness and unity among ourselves, others, and all that is. As we bring our hands together in namaste, we help to foster unification and harmony. The boundary of what we feel as ourselves and everything else begins to blur. In this way, we can experience ourselves in and as an expanding field of people, things, and events. The boundary itself can dissolve completely, opening us to the vastness of who we really are.
All of the Shortcuts:
These simple but powerful shortcuts, when practiced regularly, can change how we are in the world and what we see in it. In this way, the shortcuts can change the world we live in. With clear perception, you can astutely observe. Not only will you manage your own thoughts, feelings, and habits better and better over time, but you will be able to see what might serve others more clearly as well. With your developing discernment, you can expand the benefits of your practice to others, and to the world. In our human experience, there is no greater gift than this. 

Sample Lesson: The Bow

Here's a free sample of the first shortcut, The Bow. This is one of two videos on The Bow.  The course and the written Guide provide detailed instructions.

The first shortcut to powerful meditation is the bow. Variations on the bow can be found in Hatha Yoga, Kriya Yoga, Judaism and Islam. It brings immediate calmness.

The essence of the bow, which can be done from a seated position or while kneeling, is slowly bringing the head down to the level of the knees. This has several benefits.

First, the bow brings blood into the forebrain. Second, it automatically helps you to empty your lungs prior to refilling them as you come back up. Third, the bow stretches the spinal column and loosens the back. It's a useful physiological shortcut to find peace. 
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What's included?

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Start here! Cancer and Meditation
1. About
2. Introductory Video: Easy Meditation and Reduced Anxiety for People With Cancer
5 mins
3. Introductory Video: Terminal Diagnosis and Meditation
2 mins
4. Introductory Video: Stress and Toolbox for Relief
8 mins
5. Introductory Video: Take Care of Yourself With Meditation
8 mins
6. Introductory Video: Don't Be Afraid to Try Meditation
1 min
7. Bonus video: How Alison Gannett Uses Diet to Control Cancer
50 mins
Course Introduction
1. Introduction
2. What Is Meditation? Some Cautions
3. Course Methodology
4. Regarding Pace of the Course
5. Join the private Facebook group for Shortcuts to Powerful Meditation
6. Reflections
7. Shortcuts to Powerful Meditation Guide
9.33 MB
8. Bow
9. Bow Video 1 of 2
5 mins
10. Bow Video 2 of 2
5 mins
11. Daily Practice
12. Reflections
Gestures of Release
13. Gestures of Release
14. Gestures of Release Video 1 of 2
5 mins
15. Practice Gestures of Release Video 2 of 2
4 mins
16. Daily Practice
17. Reflections
Sighing Exhalation
18. Sighing Exhalation
19. Sighing Exhalation Video 1 of 2
3 mins
20. Practice Sighing Exhalation Video 2 of 2
2 mins
21. Daily Practice
22. Reflections
How's It Going For You?
23. How's It Going For You?
24. Reflections
Resting in Stillness
25. Resting in Stillness
26. Resting in Stillness Video 1 of 2
4 mins
27. Practice Resting in Stillness Video 2 of 2
4 mins
28. Daily Practice
29. Reflections
30. Namaste
31. Namaste Video 1 of 2
3 mins
32. Practice Namaste Video 2 of 2
3 mins
33. Daily Practice
34. Reflections
All of the Shortcuts
35. All of the Shortcuts
36. All of the Shortcuts Video 1 of 2
3 mins
37. Practice All of the Shortcuts Video 2 of 2
9 mins
38. Daily Practice
39. Reflections
Conclusion and Next Steps
40. Conclusion Video
2 mins
41. Congratulations!
42. Reflections
43. Resources
44. Becoming Love: Bonus Video
6 mins
45. Shortcuts to Powerful Meditation Guide
9.33 MB
46. Acknowledgments and thanks!