Power of the Mind

What we are talking of here is a science. A mind science. This is how you train your mind. It is just like choosing to become physically fitter; going to the gym, running around the park, training your muscles. Here, however, we go to the ‘mental gym’. We train our mind, enjoy it becoming mentally fitter, more capable and more resilient. Calm and clear. We learn how to develop an enduring, stable mental state which naturally feels good and is conducive to good mental and physical health. We learn how to get the best out of our mind and its potential.

Ian Gawler


Our mind decides what we do, and how we feel. It is our mind that controls what we eat, who we hang out with, what path we follow. Even moreso, it is our mind (and heart) that has the power to significantly influence whether we feel content and happy, or somewhat lost and miserable, or something in between. 

So, when we are intent on helping ourselves towards a healthier, happier life, recognising and using the power of the mind is vital.

It is a fact that these days many of us are trying to manage high levels of stress. Amidst the busyness, we need techniques that are both practical and effective. Once we learn how to use the power of the mind, there is the potential to make good life choices as well as improving our state of mind, our wellbeing and our health.


Meditation and positive thinking are the keys. However, what we are talking of here is not just a matter of putting up a brave front and being stoic. There is actually a need to understand ourselves and where we are really at in our lives. Have “some heart” and really embrace the truth of our experience. Part of this may well be to accept the way we feel, to allow some emotional release, and to accept that change is really possible when we work at it consistently. 

These days anxiety and depression are rampant. Also, if you have been diagnosed with a serious illness, or are coping with grief from whatever cause, then your mind may well be in a very difficult place. Our circumstances may well be such that it “makes sense” that we are feeling unhappy or disturbed but there is more to it. Our state of mind is highly influenced by what we are “feeding” it – through our thoughts, beliefs and habits. Some of these are conscious and some unconscious. The understanding of the power of the mind teaches us how to give it “good food”. We may well need to take more active control over our own mind; recognise that we can study how it works, learn effective mind-based techniques as well as feeding it “good food”. And this way we transform this mind of ours.


This is the science  (or psychology if you prefer)  and the art of harnessing the power of the mind.


Training our mind is dynamic, powerful and fun. It is challenging and transformative. Training our mind teaches us how we can be:

  • Free of negative or destructive states of mind. 
  • How we can develop the clarity of mind to make good decisions and use our mind constructively. 
  • How we can learn to train our minds and use more of the mind’s extraordinary potential.

Meditation on the other hand, takes us into the stillness beyond the active mind. This brings inner peace along with a calm and clear mind. 

For Ian’s recommendations to begin or deepen your meditation, click here.

Much of Ian’s work has involved participating in the intensity of people’s lives; often after they have been confronted by life-threatening illness. But he comments.

I have also been fortunate to learn a good deal from working closely with sporting and business people, those seeking more peace in their lives, and those who are really yearning for a direct and profound spiritual experience.

The point is, these Mind Training techniques are based on real life experiences and are well tried and tested. I have seen them transform many people’s lives for the better.

Ian Gawler


1. MIND TRAINING : 2 downloads, each of about 70 minutes in length.

We hear so much about the power of the mind and its potential. On this 2 download set, Ian combines ancient wisdom with modern psychology. This is good psychology, positive psychology, of the mind that is applicable to sport, to business, to achievement and also for healing. It is about how to use the mind to its greatest potential, to feel better about yourself, and those around you and to fulfil your goals and potentials.

There is extraordinary knowledge here that you will want to listen to over and over, to study and to put to work in your own daily life. link here

2. EMOTIONAL HEALTH : 2  downloads, each of about 70 minutes in length.

Emotions can delight and frustrate us. Cause pleasure and pain. Some people cover them up and hide them inside. Some display their emotions for all to see. What is emotional health and why does it matter?

These downloads are about how to become emotionally healthy using the active part of the mind, using your intelligence and awareness. And exercising your will.  Ian talks about how to recognise emotions that are destructive, and emotions that are healing. He then goes on to lead a guided mindfulness of emotions meditation and a forgiveness technique that is clear, direct and effective. These techniques have helped many people to feel more at ease, to be more resilient, and to have better relationships. link here



Imagine a state of happiness that is enduring; that stays consistent through the ups and downs of life. Imagine really knowing what you need; what is the best answer or action for you in any given situation. A knowing that leaves you contented and at ease. Naturally positive and optimistic. A natural drive to altruism and to being your best. This is all related to inner peace.

On this  download, Ian Gawler reveals the techniques and attitude that provide a reliable path to inner peace. And it starts with recognising and letting go of old habits and out-dated ways of coping. link here


Ian Gawler introduces and then leads two potent Imagery exercises. Imagery speaks directly to the depths of our psyche; that place from which transformation becomes possible. Here Ian introduces and leads two imagery exercises that have helped thousands of people to experience vibrant good health, profound healing and a deep sense of connectedness. 

  1. The Healing Journey will lead you through an inner landscape, replete with symbolic images of regeneration and healing that are at once energising and rejuvenating. This is a meditation beautifully supported by the harp and voice of Peter Roberts and loved by many for its power and effect.
  2. The White Light Imagery exercise uses visualisation of white light through and around the body for revitalisation and healing. Based on sacred, ancient and well-proven symbolic imagery, this exercise is also very useful for people who are well and are keen to prevent illness and to feel really vibrant. This download, is extremely effective and popular and has been used for healing emotional, physical and spiritual dis-ease.

 link here



The Mind that Changes Everything

Do you imagine a happier world with better health? More vitality? More success? And the ability to fulfil your potential when it comes to sport, business, relationships, healing and peace of mind?

With our mind, we create our world. Exciting studies in the field of neuroplasticity reveal the brain’s life long capacity to change its structure and function – depending upon how we use it. Modern research is confirming ancient wisdom. And physical exercise and repetitive voice and action wholesome activity are the keys.

The Mind that Changes Everything is full of evocative stories, many healing stories, practical wisdom and 48 mind training techniques that range from the simple to the profound. With Ian’s characteristic clarity and humour, The Mind That Changes Everything is for everyone who wishes to purposefully direct the power of their mind towards living a more joyful, healthy and fulfilled life. And particularly inspiring for those dealing with major illness, particularly cancer.

link here

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