Meditation and Tapping – Tools for Your Spiritual Journey with Charles and Carol Crenshaw

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In this podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with Charles and Carol Crenshaw, co-founders of the Inner Peace Yoga Center. We discussed the questions: As you continue along on your spiritual journey, how can meditation and tapping help accelerate your growth? What should you expect when you first begin meditating? How can you handle any pain that comes up when meditating? Join Charles and Carol Crenshaw and I as we discuss a few things everyone needs to know about meditation and how this simple practice can have profound effects in your life.

About Charles Crenshaw, M.S., M.Div.W.

As co-founder of Tools for Joyful Living - Charles brings over 30 years of experience working with people in spiritual counseling and energy work to bear on his experience with EFT. He has training in Clinical and Advanced Clinical Hypnosis and is a Consulting Hypnotist, and certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists as an Instructor of Hypnotists. He is a Master NLP practitioner and trainer, and runs workshops on hypnosis, as well as EFT. He is a Reiki master and trained in Advanced Pranic Healing techniques, and crystal healing by Master Choa Chok Sui.

He is an ordained Interfaith Minister with special training in spiritual counseling. Charles holds a certificate of training for Alcohol & Substance Abuse counseling from the New School for Social Research in New York City. While in New York City, Charles worked on the staff of the Center for Holistic Medicine as a counselor, yoga therapist, Consulting Hypnotist, and biofeedback trainer, and was co-director of the Himalayan Institute of New York.

Charles is also the co-founder and co-director of Inner Peace Yoga Center in Indianapolis, a non-profit educational organization. He has been practicing meditation and yoga since 1974. He holds a Master's degree in Eastern Studies/Comparative Psychology/Holistic Health from the University of Scranton. He is author of Pathless Path: God, Grace, Guru

Carol Crenshaw, M.S., Ed.M.

As co-founder of Tools for Joyful Living - Carol is the co-founder of Tools for Joyful Living as well as the co-founder/co-director of Inner Peace Yoga Center in Indianapolis, a non-profit educational organization. She has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 30 years and holds a Master's degree in Eastern Studies/Comparative Psychology/Holistic Health from the University of Scranton and an Ed.M. from the University of Buffalo. She taught elementary school for ten years in Buffalo, NY.

She served as a yoga therapist, biofeedback trainer, dietary consultant, and counselor both at the Center for Holistic Medicine in New York City and at the Himalayan Institute headquarters in Honesdale, PA, where she also served as a senior teacher. She has led several weight loss workshops and women's retreats. Carol is a Reiki master and was trained in Advanced Pranic
Healing techniques and crystal healing by Choa Chok Sui. She has worked with people for almost 30 years training them in self-help and transformational techniques and integrates this work into her EFT sessions.

1:04 Introducing Charles and Carol Crenshaw

3:20 How Charles and Carol met

  • Internal factors most important

7:27 Strengths that led the journey

  • Challenges that led the way

12:49 Finding Buddhism

  • A spiritual teacher
  • Challenges of a unique path

18:33 The spiritual path in our 20s

  • Learning to think for ourselves

23:28 Mentors and trust

  • Understanding your true nature

28:20 What to know about meditation

  • Focus over time
  • Don't give up
  • Underlying reality

35:20 Pain in meditation

  • The key to freedom
  • Dispassion toward the stream of thoughts
  • "Tapping"

42:54 EFT for Meditation

  • Simple things produce profound results

44:59 The Crenshaw's resources

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