Paraliminals Review

by Henrik Edberg

Paraliminals Review

Over the last three month I have been using a product called Paraliminals.

During these months I have experienced such benefits such as increased presence and calmness, being able to get out of negative feelings and headspaces quickly and increased focus and effectiveness.

Paraliminals – a brief explanation

Paraliminals are CDs that are focused on various aspects of your life. One is about getting you to become more focused and effective. Other ones are focused on such things as overcoming anxiety or improving relationships, confidence and health. There are currently 34 of them.

You use the Paraliminals by first reading through a few short instructions in the small booklet included with each CD. Then you just sit or lie down for about 20 minutes per Paraliminal and listen with headphones and closed eyes.

Paraliminals are not subliminals with hidden messages. When you listen you will hear one voice in each ear telling your different things. One voice may for example tell you a short story while the other tells you positive affirmations.

This can be a bit confusing at first as you try to follow them both and hear what they are saying. After you have used them few times you start to relax more and just let the words flow over you like waves. Even though you may just pick up snippets of what is said consciously all of it is absorbed by your mind.

Some Paraliminals are divided into two sessions where the first session might be geared toward some limiting belief or behavior you have. And then the second session is about replacing that belief or behavior with something more useful for you. Paul Scheele from Learning Strategies is who you’ll be hearing most often when you listen. But he also has help on some Paraliminals by top personal development people in the world like Brian Tracy and Jack Canfield.

A powerful faint hum

Beneath the two voices in your headphones there is usually some music and soothing background sounds like ocean waves. Beneath that is another layer with Centrepointe Research Institutes trademarked Holosync technology. Holosync uses something called binaural beats. As I understand it binaural beats means that a different frequency is heard in each ear as you listen. Your brain does however not perceive the frequencies that way. Instead it hears  frequencies that aren’t really there as it combines these two sounds. You can hear this as a faint hum on the CDs.

Here is a short snippet from Learning Strategies about the benefits of Holosync:

“Centerpointe Research Institute’s Holosync audio technology, when listened to with stereo headphones, creates the electrical brain wave patterns of many desirable states. These states include deep meditation, increased creativity, focus and concentration, and accelerated learning ability.”

Personally, I was a bit skeptical of such claims. So does it work?

Yes, most definitely.

Click here to read my full review of the Paraliminals and learn about the top 4 benefits of using them and my 5 personal favorites among the CDs

Or get your own Paraliminals

I am currently using Paraliminals about 5 times a week. I will now focus a few of them and explore them further. Based on what I have experienced so far I am sure it will be a very interesting ride as I intend to more deeply explore such things as my beliefs, self-image and creativity. I’ll probably do an update on that a bit further down the line.

So as you understand I highly recommend Paraliminals. And it’s not just me who like them. Personal development giants like Tony Robbins and – obviously – Brian Tracy and Jack Canfield endorses them too.

The CDs include a 30 day money back guarantee, so there is no risk. You can just try them out and return them if you didn’t find them effective.

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I still don’t think there are any magic pills when it comes to personal development. You have to do the work yourself. But Paraliminals sure makes that work a lot easier.

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Marelisa April 8, 2009 at 10:55 pm

Hi Henrik: I’ve been using both paralimial tapes (I have about eight of them) and Holosync for a few years now, and I can attest that they’re both wonderful products.

Henrik Edberg April 8, 2009 at 11:12 pm

Thanks for the comment, Marelisa! I’m glad to hear that you still find the Paraliminals and Holosync to be wonderful after a few years. Looking forward to what they can help me with over a longer time period like that.

Moxie April 9, 2009 at 1:47 am

Hi, I just wanted to say that I have been using the paraliminals for about 4 months as well. I have noticed myself feeling happier, more relaxed, and more confident since I’ve started using them, so they have definitely had a positive impact on my life thus far.

I’m glad others are having success with the paraliminals also.

Srinivas Rao April 9, 2009 at 7:10 am

Thanks for the post. I’ve used these in the past a little bit, but it’s nice to know they’re effective in getting that peaceful state of mind. Great blog BTW.

Henrik Edberg April 9, 2009 at 7:57 am

Thanks for the comments, guys. It’s always interesting to hear what benefits other people have experienced.

Bud Hennekes April 9, 2009 at 11:29 am

I bought Holosync a while back and love it! It amazes me how difficult it can be to just be still!

I still use holosync regularly.

Do you think holosync and the Paraliminal tapes rely on the placebo effect? As far as I’m concerned the “science” behind it all has been some what skeptical. However I have no problem with the products considering they have worked for me. What are your thoughts? Again I am no science major so I don’t want to dismiss the science as embellished I’m just curious as to how much the change can be attributed to just us rather than the tapes.

Have you tried ThinkRightNow? :)

Positively Present April 9, 2009 at 3:40 pm

Wow. This sounds really interesting. I have to admit that I’m pretty skeptical about it, but I’m always up for trying new things. It sounds like you’ve had a great experience with them — thanks for sharing it on your blog.

Julie Bell April 10, 2009 at 4:00 pm

Thanks for posting this. I haven’t tried Paraliminals, but it sounds intriguing.
I just also wanted to say that whether this or anything else relies on the placebo effect and not science, it’s important to remember that our own bodies contain chemistry that blows anything that pharmaceutical companies can come up with right out of the water–maybe off the planet! Check out Candace Pert’s book, Molecules of Emotion. The placebo effect is where it’s all at!

Henrik Edberg April 10, 2009 at 7:00 pm

@ Bud: Well, I don’t know much about the science either. Or the placebo effect. But the CDs seem to use various NLP techniques in addition to the Holosync. I am guessing that the user does most of the work but the CDs help to unlock stuff and to solve inner conflicts. I haven’t tried ThinkRightNow, what is that?

@ Positively Present: Thanks for the comment. Yeah, these CDs have been really helpful. I still don’t know how they work exactly but they do work.

@ Julie: Thanks for adding that and for the book tip!

Chrissy April 10, 2009 at 10:20 pm

Ok, I don’t normally read reviews but this one really intrigued me…in fact, I just bought four CDs to try! I’ll definitely report back on how they work. I’m really excited. If nothing else, I love any kind of audio meditation and these sound like they’ll be perfect for that. Hopefully, I’ll also experience some of those nice side effects like being more productive and finding my ideal weight :) Won’t that be amazing?! Thanks for the review.

Molly April 14, 2009 at 9:54 pm

Are these available on Itunes? Or otherwise downloadable? I don’t buy cd’s anymore, because I only have an Ipod.

Stephen Bunt April 16, 2009 at 6:54 am

This review looks a _lot_ like the one Steve Pavlina did:

Cheryl Chow April 17, 2009 at 10:49 pm


Thanks for this great post! I first heard about Paraliminals through a friend–she’s someone who’s tried everything and thought that these CD’s were great–and bought a few CD’s immediately. But I haven’t used them yet. Partly, I’m skeptical because of the lack of science behind the claims. You’ve really inspired me to. As long as they work, that’s what counts.

Oh, I’ve tried ThinkRightNow and did not experience any significant benefits. In fact, found myself getting rather annoyed at some of the messages because they sounded rather patronizing. As if the listener lacked a moral compass or something.

Srinivas Rao May 1, 2009 at 10:28 pm

I just wanted to tell you that I downloaded the free peak performance paraliminal that Steve Pavalina posted. I’ve been surfing for about 5-6 mos and I’d been pretty inconsistent. I combined this with some other visualization techniques and caught more waves than I have to date. Pretty kick ass.

N.C./London, UK May 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm

How long did it take to work for you? I have been using the Self Esteem Supercharger for over a week and I am not seeing much of a difference. Is there any right way of doing it?


Henrik Edberg May 13, 2009 at 6:32 pm

@ N.C: I noticed a difference the first few times I used it. My confidence levels went up and negative self-talk was minimized for many hours.

Two things that have been helpful for me to get better results are being present while listening and not thinking about what to have for dinner etc and to suspend any disbelief I might have and be totally open and thinking that the Paraliminal will work.

Srinivas Rao May 26, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Hi Heinrik,

I know this is my third comment on this, but I wanted to share some other experiences. I’ve replaced afternoon naps with paraliminals, which I think is an idea I might have gotten from you. I’ve found that they definitely make you feel better. I’ve used it in the areas of job search, surfing, and even social settings and seen quite stellar results. I have a friend who is a musician and I am going to start learning how to play the guitar and I figure I’ll use paraliminals to guide me :)

Henrik Edberg May 26, 2009 at 7:11 pm

That’s very cool to hear. Yeah, the Paraliminals work great when you feel fatigued late in the afternoon. Thanks for sharing and good luck with the guitar! :)

Eric Soo June 15, 2009 at 10:05 am

Thanking you for some help.

elliot July 7, 2009 at 8:53 am


Thanks for the review.

I’m wondering. You said you were listening to about 3mths. And you tried almost all.

Isn’t it true that one needs to repeat the same program eg:focus and concentration over and over again for a few weeks before it becomes effective?

Or am I wrong? Just one time will do the trick(ok not just one time but a few times?)

Henrik Edberg July 7, 2009 at 11:07 am

The Focus and Concentration CD actually gave me a significant boost in those two areas each time I used to it for a few hours to half a day. Even the first time I used it.

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