Release Technique or Sedona Method – Which Works Best?
These two techniques are similar in many ways, but at the same time quite different, particularly in the approach they take. One has a much more gentle approach to personal development, while the other is harder in its approach, but goes deeper and the results may be much more profound.
How do they help symptoms of anxiety and depression?
Well, these two techniques at the simplest level allow you to easily let go of negative emotions and subconscious programs (beliefs, attitudes…etc.) holding you back in life.
These two techniques can easily allow you to become aware of any negative thoughts and emotions you may be experiencing, whether it’s feelings of fear, sadness, ongoing anxiety, worry, self loathing… whatever it may be, and simply let them go so that they don’t need to affect you any more.
Unlike some programs that tend to focus on ‘thinking positive’ and ‘looking on the bright side of life’, in a way the letting go approach does the opposite, and even asks you to do something that feels potentially frightening — they ask you to be aware of the negative, and allow it (so you can let it go for good), rather than trying to suppress it and pretend it doesn’t exist.
The reason for this approach is since both of these programs come from the philosophy that whatever you suppress still continues to affect you (even though you may not be aware of it), and sooner or later may re-emerge worse than before.
This for example may be why sufferers of depression often experience depression again and again throughout their life, as the feelings experienced during the times of depression are never fully let go of, but are instead pushed down (often through prescribed medication or by self-medicating), apparently out of mind, but actually into the subconscious (the part of your mind you’re not aware of on a day to day basis) only to re-emerge.
Now, focusing on negative emotions may feel frightening, even potentially insurmountable depending how you’re feeling right now, and you may choose to take a slow approach initially not to overdo things. That said, with these techniques, like meditation, the more you do the more you’ll get out of it, but work for consistency rather than bursts of activity one day followed by days of nothing.
Perhaps start with 20 minutes a day, and grow from there. Some people even spend hours a day releasing, and that level of practice may take you far beyond anxiety and depression and may allow you to feel better than you ever remember feeling before. But beginning with 20 or 30 minutes a day for the first few weeks is definitely a good starting point.
So what’s the difference between the Release Technique and the Sedona Method?
Well, I’ve found the Sedona Method a much more gentle approach, but the results you experience may be accordingly. In other words, a gentle approach creates gentle (but not spectacular) results. That said, everyone reacts differently and at different speeds, so you may wish to try both courses.
However the Release Technique does not take such a gentle approach, and goes much deeper faster than the Sedona Method. Where the Sedona Method aims to gently get you from point A to D, the Release Technique covers that in the first four discs, and the remaining part of the course aims to get you to point Z.
Now the Release Technique also offers free weekly teleconferences to customers who want ongoing support, and they also offer unlimited phone support at no cost to customers. If you’re serious about releasing (that’s what this method of ‘letting go’ is called), you may find this worth many times the price of the course since you’re always supported.
So is the Release Technique or Sedona Method right for you?
Well, let’s ask you some questions:
- Do you believe in self improvement?
- Are you prepared to make an effort to work on your emotions in a way that can radically change how you feel?
- Do you feel strong enough to start facing your emotions head on so you can deal with them once and for all?
- Do you feel you have lot more untapped potential, and a lot of unreached goals in your life?
If you answered yes to any or all of those questions, releasing may be for you.
How quickly will you experience results?
That’s almost impossible to say, since everyone’s different. You may start feeling slightly better almost immediately and then may see ongoing results very quickly. But it depends how you respond to the technique and how much you do it.
It’s important to note it’s an experiential technique, it’s not something you ‘figure out’. It’s something you get good at by doing it. Once you practice it regularly you’ll find that releasing is incredibly simple, there’s nothing secret, complicated or confusing about the process, and the more you do it the easier it gets.
And one ironic point you may find about this process is as you feel better, you don’t actually realize it. For this reason it may be useful for you to check your progress every few months, then it may be clear how far you’ve come.
The reason for this is: do you think about breathing? If you’re healthy you don’t since it’s just something that happens. Whereas if you have asthma for example breathing may be something you worry about.
What I’m trying to say is if something doesn’t bother you, it doesn’t even come into your mind, it’s generally not something you’re even aware of. So once through releasing feelings and things in your life that used to bother you fall away, you may literally forget about them, so the great benefits you do experience don’t even come into your mind, since feeling better is just how you are now.
Apart from feeling better, what’s the point of these courses?
Letting go (releasing) of negative and limiting thoughts, emotions, beliefs and attitudes not only helps you to feel better but can positively affect your productivity, your creativity, your relationships, your work, your financial status, your sleep, your general health… the list goes on.
As you let go of more and more negative and limiting emotions, beliefs and experiences that you’ve been holding onto for years if not decades, you may well find that your body, mind and life in general relaxes, flows more, and things get better and better in every way.
Forget positive thinking — with releasing you don’t need to pretend things are going well, because they may in fact be going better than ever before.
Why haven’t I heard of these courses before?
Unlike heavily promoted courses like The Secret or anything by Tony Robbins, these courses come from somewhat small businesses that don’t have huge advertising budgets. But they’ve been around for well over decade now, and are run by people very passionate about what they offer.
And as mentioned above regarding ongoing support from the Release Technique, if that course was offered by a large company that level of ongoing support by phone at no cost would not be offered, since bureaucracy and profit-at-any-cost mentality would have long ago set in.
Now it’s important to note, I’m not (nor this website is) affiliated with either of those courses in any way. I’ve been a customer of both of them, and personally recommend the Release Technique over the Sedona Method for the details listed above.
But again this is just my opinion as a customer, I don’t get anything from promoting one or the other.
And last time I checked, both those sites offer free samples so maybe try them out, and perhaps give them a call. Personally quite a few years ago I was undecided about purchasing the Release Technique since I hadn’t had many results to speak of at all from the Sedona Method, but I called them up and the person I spoke to spent a few minutes talking me through a simple way of releasing (letting go of negativity) there and then.
They didn’t try to sell me, they just answered my questions and spent a few minutes talking me through the process. Well, even just a few minutes on the phone releasing immediately convinced me that this was a simple and powerful method, and I’ve been a customer, and a releaser, ever since.