The Benefits of Meditation
Meditation relaxes the mind, and consequently, the body. From personal experience, different meditations have helped me gain control over panic attacks from trauma, reduce muscle tension and pain, decrease anxiety and fear of pain, and provide a sense of well-being.
Relaxation & Safe Place Meditation
- 30 mins
Experience anxiety, panic, or fera of pain?
This meditation guides you through creating your own special image that gives you a feeling of comfort and safety. With practice, you will easily & quickly be able to recall this image at any time when you need to feel safe.I found this technique very helpful to regain a sense of safety during panic attacks from experiencing heightened pain.
Body Scan Meditation
- 20 mins
Feel disconnected from your body and anxious?
A great excuse to lie down and relax! This meditation helps to reconnect with and increase awareness of your body. I found this helpful also for caregivers, especially in my hospice work, to help them get back into their body and find a sense of calmness. I hope you enjoy it.
*Note: If you have trouble feeling your body part, place a tennis ball under each body part & move it back and forth to bring your awareness in that area.
- 23 mins.
Don't want to get derailed from your thoughts and emotions?
A meditation to practice “being” with the breath, while maintaining non-judgmental awareness of thoughts and emotions. We all have a “monkey mind”, even during meditation, but this meditation can help create a calmness amongst the chaos of the mind so we are less likely to get derailed by our thoughts and emotions.
Want to decrease your fear of pain?
This visualization may help you to understand and change how you perceive the sensation of pain and to reduce fear of pain.
Want to transform unpleasant emotions?
Grounding & Body Awareness
- 11 mins
Need to feel strong, powerful, grounded, and energized?
Pain often makes us feel unsafe in our body, vulnerable, and powerless.This experiential, somatic technique guides you through imagining and feeling yourself as “being a tree”, feeling strong, grounded, powerful, and energized. You can also imagine your legs and feet as roots, releasing pain into ground, neutralizing it.