I started listening to Khan ST1 on 21st June, listening ~16h per day on average. I’m happy to run it as long as I feel I have to, I’m not in any real hurry to move onto the other stages. Actually I pretty much bought Khan specifically for stage 1, but I’ll move on to the other stages when I feel the time is right.
I’ve taken 2 weeks holiday leave from work so I started this on the first night (9 days ago). I’m spending the 2 weeks at a woodland property near the Catskills (upstate New York) that I have, mostly working outside on the property, and generally de-stressing by immersing myself in nature. I’ll have limited contact with people during the 2 weeks so I was hoping that would enhance the sub by allowing extended introspection, but I realize it could have the opposite effect since I’ll have limited external stimulus to bring out emotions. It doesn’t really matter either way, I’m back at work in another week so I’ll get the stimulus then.
I’m still in the early stages, but so far the effects have been fairly subtle. From reading the other journals I know a lot of the effects starting kicking in around this point, so I’ll see what happens the next few days.
I’m running entirely in ultrasonic for now, but when I go back to work it’ll be ultrasonic while I sleep and masked with headphones during the day. I kind of feel it’s more effective for me using both - the ultrasonic during sleep seems to have a deeper subconscious effect, while the masked during the day seems to have a more observable conscious effect. At least this is how I felt while running Spartan. But I don’t want to spend my holiday with headphones on - the sounds of nature, the birds, frogs, crickets etc, are part of why I love spending time here. So just ultrasonic for these 2 weeks.
I’m also running Dreams just before bed, but I really haven’t noticed any effect from this so I may stop using it. I don’t remember my dreams at all, and unfortunately Dreams hasn’t helped with that.
I’m not really a journal kind of guy, but I thought it might be useful to write something down every few days, otherwise it’s too easy to miss any gradual progress.