Join mindfulness meditation practitioner, Valerie as she guides you through several different styles of meditation and helps you understand the neuroscience that makes meditation so good for us!
Meditation with Valerie is a program of Women’s Health Tasmania. Women’s Health Tasmania is a health promotion service run by women, for women.
To find out more about what we do, go to our website www.womenshealthtas.org.au
5c. Soft words, soft voice meditation
We are hardwired, often socialised as well, to give ourselves a hard time. This is a function of the brain that is concerned with your survival, though not at all with your happiness. A harsh inner voice is counterproductive to your wellbeing. A good intention, a willingness to soften … this is a good place to start.
5b. Self-compassion meditation
You have probably heard of the ‘fight or flight’ system. This meditation activates the lesser known ‘tend and befriend’ system. Include yourself in this naturally warm and fuzzy vibe. Whoever you are, wherever you are, this is a powerful rebalancing exercise.
5a. Introduction to self-compassion meditation
Many people find self-compassion difficult, whereas compassion for others comes easily. Both are good for your wellbeing. This meditation helps you to draw on your capacity for compassion, then invites you to offer it to yourself.
4b. Riverbank meditation
Practice sitting on the riverbank, feel that restful place. Soon you will be able to access this calming place when you are out and about, living your busy life … because it is within you. Be willing to give yourself moments of rest.
4a. Introduction to river bank meditation
The chatterbox mind is like a river, ceaselessly flowing and churning. This meditation helps you to get familiar with a different aspect of mind. This is your witnessing mind; it does not judge nor get swept away. It has a spacious, very restful quality.
3b. Naming your thoughts meditation
This meditation offers a powerful circuit breaker for those counter-productive stories we keep telling ourselves. When we drop the story, we drop the judgements and the fixed ideas too. Therein lies the possibility for something new, to create a new pathway.