Learn to cultivate a peace and quiet practice.
With so many distractions around and absorbed in our mobile lives, I’m finding in my private therapy practice more people are seeking out quiet time, permission to switch off and become still.
Call it meditation, call it quiet time, call it relaxation.
It’s code for Stopping.
Creating a consistent P&Q practice is a vital support system for our emotional health.
However, the word ‘meditation’ seems to conjure up all sorts of responses.
“I’m not that ‘type’ of person.”
“I don’t have the time.”
“I’ve tried it - doesn't work.”
“I can’t sit cross legged.”
“I fall asleep!”
“I’m no hippy!”
“I don’t know how to start”
The myth of meditation is to empty our mind of thought – which is in fact actually a really difficult thing to do, and honestly, that is not the aim of meditating, but people think they have to and if they don’t succeed in the first few sessions, they believe they can't, so give up and don't bother trying again.
But here's the thing….
What you’re actually doing is developing a consistent practice, setting time aside every day to sit still and be still.
It starts with the intention, giving yourself the Thumbs Up to do it.
What you do during the 'sitting still' can be up to you.
* Some count their breathing.
* Some use one word in repetition e.g. c-a-l-m
* Some choose an affirmation e.g. I am ok.
* Some introduce a mantra in another language, to confuse the chattering mind.
* Some listen to a set piece of music, which they use only for this purpose e.g Faure’s Sicilienne.
Carving time every day moves your emotional self further up your ‘to do list and in doing so, you’ll discover expectations, externally and internally, begin to subside,
They become less ‘in your face’ and more ‘in their place.’
P&Q is an accumulative practice, doing it every day builds up the effects, if you miss one or two days, it won’t be a terrible thing, but guess what, you’ll discover ……… you miss it.
My P&Q Prescription starts here.
Let me guide you through 8 days of P+Q practice.
What's included in the course
8 videos - guiding you to carve out time to develop a peace and quiet practice, aka meditation.
Step by Step
Day 1: introduction, talking about the magic chair, location, hand positions and the use of mantra in meditation (we start with 3 minutes).
Day 2: following on from yesterday, I talk about breathing and introduce the heart and throat chakras (3 minutes).
Day 3: finding your breathing rhythm and the use of your tongue in meditation (3 minutes).
Day 4: summarising so far, I guide you through 4 minutes of meditation, using hand position, mantra and breath. (4 minutes).
Day 5: reminding you of your eyes and tongue as I guide us through a 6 minute meditation (6 minutes).
Day 6: pulling all of this together as I guide you through a 7 minute meditation (7 minutes).
Day 7: introducing mudras, symbolic/ritual hand gestures and hand positions often used in meditation (8 minutes).
Day 8: final day and I guide you through 10 minutes, where you can bring together all of the tools (10 minutes).
Approx 3 hours and 30 minutes of footage, including explanation, teaching, and the actual meditations (times above of schedule).
A private free closed Facebook group called The ReBalance Me Club, where you can come and share your insights, ask questions and let us know how you have done.
You can choose to do this over 8 days, or you can spend 1 week, cultivating Day 1 and getting into a mindset and headspace for that particular session.
You will have access ALWAYS to these videos so you'll be able to tune into and be guided and re-connect to this course.
A 5 page accompanying handout to the Videos that are a reminder of the prompts.
Starring role from my 2 Jack Russells !!