Address groups or individuals with ease and calmness. Speak Up teaches you a method to overcome shyness and enhance confidence when speaking in public. Use anytime to improve voice quality and achieve a better rapport with your audience in meetings, the classroom or social situations. (Human Plus – verbally guided) 60 min. Voiced by Robert Monroe.
“I personally used to be a rather anxious, self conscious lecturer, but using ‘Speak Up’ just once was really a ‘break-through’. I am now very confident and relaxed. I lend it out to many students who have all found it very helpful to reduce anxieties over public speaking.” —OSB, UK
Robert Monroe was a successful and distinguished business executive, dedicated family man, and noted pioneer in the investigation of human consciousness. He invented the Hemi-Sync® audio technology and founded Interstate Industries, Inc., dba Hemi-Sync® and The Monroe Institute®, global organizations dedicated to expanding the uses and understanding of consciousness.
Born in Indiana on October 30, 1915, to a college professor father and medical doctor mother and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, Robert Monroe was the third of four children.
After a childhood spent in Kentucky and Indiana, he attended Ohio State University. Upon graduating in 1937 with a BA in English, Monroe worked as a writer and director at two Ohio radio stations. Two years later he moved to New York and expanded his broadcasting career, producing and directing weekly radio programs and eventually forming his own radio production company. During the 1950s his company was producing 28 radio shows per month, including the popular Take a Number and Meet Your Match quiz shows. At this time Monroe became well known as a composer of music for radio, television, and motion pictures.
He also served as vice president and a member of the board of directors for the Mutual Broadcasting System network, was listed in Who's Who in America, and was publicized in magazine and newspaper articles on flying and radio production. Building on this success, Monroe's production company acquired several radio stations in North Carolina and Virginia and later moved into developing cable television systems.
In 1956 the firm set up a research and development division to study the effects of various sound patterns on human consciousness, including the feasibility of learning during sleep. Never one to ask others to do something he would not, Monroe often used himself as a test subject for this research. In 1958, a significant result emerged—Monroe began experiencing a state of consciousness separate and apart from the physical body. He described the state as an "out-of-body experience," the term popularized by Charles T. Tart, Ph.D. a leader in the area of consciousness studies. These spontaneous experiences altered the course of Monroe's life and the direction of his professional efforts.
While continuing his successful broadcasting activities, Monroe began to experiment with and research the expanded forms of consciousness that he was experiencing. He chronicled his early explorations with a reporter's objectivity and eye for detail in a groundbreaking book, Journeys Out of the Body, which was published in 1971. This public record of his out-of-body experiences in states beyond space, time, and death has comforted countless people who've encountered paranormal incidents. It also attracted the attention of academic researchers, medical practitioners, engineers, and other professionals.
Ever the pragmatic business leader, Monroe and a growing group of fellow researchers began to work on methods of inducing and controlling this and other forms of consciousness in a laboratory setting. This research led to the development of a noninvasive and easy-to-use enhanced binaural beat audio guidance technology known as hemispheric synchronization or Hemi-Sync®. In 1974, the original research group was expanded to become The Monroe Institute of Applied Sciences, an organization dedicated to conducting seminars in the control and exploration of human consciousness. A year later, Monroe was issued the first of three patents for "Frequency Following Response" or FFR, which is part of the Hemi-Sync method of altering brain states through sound.
Throughout the next 20 years, Monroe continued to explore, research, and teach others about expanded states of human consciousness and practical methods of using them to enhance the experience of life. He developed a series of multi-day workshops that enable participants to personally access realms beyond physical time-space reality, built a campus for education and research, and created a portfolio of enhanced binaural beat audio exercises designed to focus attention, reduce stress, improve meditation, enhance sleep, and manage pain, among other applications.
In 1985 he wrote a second book, titled Far Journeys, which expanded upon his personal investigations of nonphysical reality. In 1994 he followed suit with a third book, Ultimate Journey, which explores basic truths about the meaning and purpose of life and what lies beyond the limits of our physical world.
Bob Monroe died in 1995, at the age of 79. His legacy continues today and has touched the lives of literally millions of people all around the world.
What is Human Plus®
Experience peak brain states and personal development
Human Plus®, or H-Plus®is a means of utilizing the immense power of the subconscious to affect change in your life. Each H-Plus title contains precise combinations of Hemi-Sync®frequencies that gently draw you into an extraordinarily receptive, whole-brain state while establishing the Access Channel—the ultimate communication channel to all levels of awareness—mental, physical, and emotional. By design, the Access Channel is opened during each Function Exercise, allowing you to learn a different Function Command (short, verbal cue) ranging from controlling your appetite to increasing your energy. Once the Function Command has become encoded while the Access Channel is open you can then call upon or "activate” that Function at any time, on demand, in everyday life situations. The H-Plus series offers a different kind of pathway to new levels of freedom—to becoming Human Plus.
Listening InstructionsHuman Plus teaches you to reproduce desired effects at will. Use any standard stereo system with headphones, or position yourself between speakers. Keep volume low so you just understand the words, and imagine yourself doing what the words describe. You may or may not fall asleep. There are no subliminal messages – the occasional verbal message at very low volume during a “sleep” period is simply a repetition of previously heard information. Listen to the PREP track (Track 1) once or twice, then listen to Track 2 once or twice. Start using the Function Command during appropriate daily activities. Continue listening to Track 2 for reinforcement until you feel confident using the Function Command. When using the Function Command, simply allow it to work. The effect may or may not be immediate. The more you use the Function Command, the more effective it becomes.