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! Reconnect with and increase your body awareness. This is also helpful for caregivers to find a sense of calmness. 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 to that area.
- 23 mins.
Do you get derailed from your thoughts and emotions?
A meditation to practice “being” with your breath without judging thoughts and emotions. We all have a “monkey mind”, even during meditation, but this meditation can help create calmness amongst the mind’s chaos 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?
This visualization uses healing images to transform and release troublesome emotions and memories. Before beginning, you may wish to choose one negative or unpleasant emotion that you want to transform and heal, or allow a negative emotion to reveal itself when prompted.
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.
Fearful of pain and it feels like it never stops?
Everything changes, including our sensations of pain. This technique helps to decrease fear of pain as you learn to objectively observe how it changes while learning to feel safe in your body.
Need increased circulation or feel stuck in your spine?
This meditation helps with pain management and will get your circulation and energy flowing in your spinal column. It guides you to breathing into your brain, spinal column, and sacrum, and breathing into any areas that feel like they need a little more attention. I hope you enjoy it.