What Is Guided Meditation?
Guided meditation is simply “meditation with the help of a guide.” It is one of the easiest ways to enter into a state of deep relaxation, inner stillness, and mindfulness. And it is one of the most powerful ways to eliminate stress and bring about positive personal changes. Gently easing you into a state of blissfully deep relaxation, guided meditation leads you to the better clarity of the mind, while regulating your heartbeat, blood pressure, metabolism and many other bodily functions.
How Does Guided Meditation Work?
You will sit comfortably or lie down while listening to deeply relaxing music and my voice leading you through a series of relaxing visualizations. As you gradually relax and become more and more still, stress fades away, and your mind becomes calmer and clearer.
While you are in this deeply relaxed state of mind, your subconscious is open to positive suggestions, and I will use this time to take you on an inner journey that is designed to improve one or more aspects of your life. For example, a guided meditation might be tailored towards personal empowerment and positive thinking. Another might focus on emotional healing or spiritual development. You might be taken on a guided journey to unleash your full potential, or you may choose to go on a guided meditation journey simply for the sheer pleasure of experiencing profoundly deep relaxation.
As you can now see, a guided meditation can be an experience that is not only relaxing, but one that enhances your sense of self, that transforms your perspective in positive ways, and that inspires you to live your life to the fullest.
It’s an effortless and very enjoyable experience that results in deep relaxation, elimination of stress and a heightened appreciation of life.
At the conclusion of your guided meditation, I will gradually bring you back to a state of normal awareness, leaving you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and relaxed.
How long Does a Guided Meditation Take?
Your session will be split into three parts. First part lasts about 15 minutes and is used to discuss and understand the issues you would like to address during your meditation. The second part is 20-30 minute meditation. We conclude our session with a short discussion of your experience.
Generally, a guided meditation might be as short as 5 minutes, or as long as an hour, depending on your personal preference. In most cases, a guided meditation of 15 minutes or longer is recommended if you wish to experience a truly deep state of relaxation and maximize the positive benefits of meditation.
What Are the Benefits of Guided Meditation?
Guided meditations utilize the power of your imagination and the power of visualisation to effect positive personal changes. In this regard, guided meditations are even more powerful than traditional, passive meditation techniques.
Guided Meditation also helps to achieve:
• Improved clarity in life
• Spiritual development
• The sense of elation, freedom and expanded awareness
• Emotional and physical healing
• Enhanced creativity
• Profoundly deep relaxation
• Increased confidence and personal empowerment
• The opening of the heart and healing of relationships
• Reduced negativity or self-defeating behaviours such as anger and low self-esteem
• Improved performance in work or sports
• Resolving of psychological issues
A well designed guided meditation that includes positive suggestions and positive visualizations will cause you to have an inner experience of the changes you are seeking to realize in your outer life. It will also make use symbolic imagery, so as to connect with the deeper, more abstract levels of your mind in an effort to encourage profound healing and personal development breakthroughs.
Why is this so important? As The Buddha expressed it:
“The mind is everything.
What you think you become.”