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The history of the development of discs by Andrey Patrushev
Posted by: Andrey Patrushev
More than 20 years have passed since the first disk Explorer was born (1994). Then followed Healing Disc (2003). The reason for creating these discs was the banal situation with a bunch of somatic (predicted disability) and personality problems (2 divorces), and the impetus was the participation in a series of seminars by Boris Evgenievich Zolotov (eternal memory to him), which, at first glance, seemed to be developmental classes psychic abilities, but ultimately turned my whole life upside down.
In those days, a flood of various esoteric and psychological literature poured into the shelves of bookstores, for the purchase of which I spent almost the entire salary. Fortunately, the natural mindset, which was superimposed on the specifics of the mental work of a forensic expert, allowed me to maintain a critical attitude in order to select rationally grains from this pile of verbal dung bit by bit.
At the same time, on the cover of the Technique of Youth magazine, I read a short note about the possibilities of light-sound training (based on foreign press materials), and this information fascinated me so much that I spent an incredible amount of effort and time trying to get to the bottom of the principles of creating such devices and programs. Fortunately, in 1995 I was sent on a business trip to the USA (Washington), and there, at a local university, I managed to “stock up” with copies of some scientific publications and even purchase several books (translations  of which are now located on the site mindmachine.ru). Then the Internet appeared, and with the extraction of certain information it became much easier.
It so happened that the work on creating audio programs was carried out by me in two directions at once: the first is audio programs for self-hypnosis, based on some principles of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and Erickson hypnosis (EG);  and the second is sound stimulation based on the work French otolaryngologist Alfred Tomatis and various psychoacoustic techniques.
 Vladimir Nikonov provided tremendous assistance in creating these translations.
 One of the fundamental principles of Erickson hypnosis is careful monitoring of patient feedback, with an appropriate response. Naturally, this is impossible to do in audio programs, just as, strictly speaking, hypnosis cannot be called these programs. Abroad, a special term has developed for such programs - “guided meditation”. In fact, this is a step-by-step audio guide for self-hypnosis.