From the Publisher
“Highly recommended. Mantell has produced an excellent program that effectively uses her voice, pacing, music to help the audience achieve a state of relaxation. Further, she takes the listeners deeper into the process to show them how they can achieve a more positive and healthy life as they move out of meditation and into the world.” Library Journal
“Mantell takes listeners on a gentle journey . . . effortlessly floating worries and stress away.” The Los Angeles Times
“Soothing voice and blissful music!” Ladies Home Journal
“Soft, lovely music, warm, soothing voice helps the listener achieve a peaceful, relaxed state and feel refreshed and rested afterward.” Billboard
“Peaceful imagery gently guides listeners into a calm, meditative state.” Weight Watchers Magazine
“Superb relaxation narration . . . well-made, and can facilitate any comprehensive pain program.” John D. Loeser, MD, The American Pain Society
“Excellent . . . relaxed, peaceful, energizing! The perfect half-hour each day we all need.” Stephen G. Rothstein, MD, surgeon, NYU Medical Center
Mantell has produced an excellent program for the person who wants exposure to the benefits of guided imagery meditation. The author does not explain anything about the techniques she is using; she obviously expects that some skeptics or novices will need some assurances concerning what they will be doing, and she offers them. For the most part, though, she assumes that the listener is willing to take the plunge and quickly moves into the meditation. Mantell effectively uses her voice, pacing, musical selection, and noninvasive terminology to help the audience achieve a state of relaxation. Further, she takes the listeners deeper into the process to show them how they can achieve a more positive and healthy life as they move out of meditation and into the world. Highly recommended for any library needing a good basic "how to" guide; public and hospital libraries may be particularly interested.--Kathleen Sullivan, Phoenix P.L. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
For the stress of modern life... a wonderful way to relax. Warm...soothing.
Ladies Home Journal
Great, healthy gift! Soothing voice and blissful music!
Susie Mantell’s voice surrounds nerve endings like salve... Don’t ask how. It just does. Here’s help for back spasms, headaches, sleeplessness...you name it!
Los Angeles Times (Health Section)
Is your greatest wish for peace on earth? Mantell takes listeners on a gentle journey...effortlessly floating worries and stress away.
It’s such a pleasure featuring Your Present: A Half-Hour of Peace in my store... the best I have ever heard. ...if you can only buy one audio, this is the one!” My customers love your product ... not only beautiful packaging on the outside but of substance on the inside.
Alice Bergendorff (7x "Best Spa") Canyon Ranch, Living Essentials
Weight Watchers Magazine
For anyone who leads a particularly stress-filled life. Peaceful imagery gently guides listeners into a calm, meditative state.
Your Present: A Half-Hour of Peace offers the listener a gentle journey to personal renewal as they enjoy the soothing relief and soft relaxation of Susie Mantell's warmly soothing narration. Your Present: A Half-Hour of Peace is the ideal CD for helping us to slow down, sit back, let go, and experience relief from the pressures and stresses of modern life through a wonderfully guided imagery meditation specifically designed for physical and spiritual wellness.