Be Calm Guided Meditation
This guided meditation, designed to release stress, has been chosen specifically for the good combination of background soundscape and a gentle (not soppy!) voice. There is no point in doing a relaxation exercise which has you internally rolling your eyes or needing an unplanned dose of anti-nausea medication to help you stomach the cliché. Jemma has listened to many relaxation and mindfulness options and these fit the bill. Sensible, good imagery, enough going on for immersion and distraction. Children and teenagers might not always show it, but they can be little sponges for the emotion around them. They have a lot on their minds (school, friendships, and relationships) at a time when they are growing and developing. Having someone they love with cancer can be a big thing. There’s lots of ways to help them, and here is one to think about: encourage them to learn to relax and think positively about themselves in their world. Older children might like to lay next to you. Teenagers can practice the CD when no-one’s watching them (and they can stay in their room; so no problems there!). J&J xx
Track 1 An introduction to the practice of Coming to Your Senses (2 mins)
Track 2 Coming to Your Senses Meditation
This simple practice is sanity saving! Use it regularly to remind yourself of the power of the present moment. This practice will transform your life in profoundly positive ways by connecting you to the presence of the moment (9 mins).
Track 3 Be Calm Meditation
Petrea guides you through a progressive relaxation that descends through the body and leads you into a deep state of calm. You will find that the regular use of this practice allows you to return throughout your day to a space of inner calm and peace. In this stillness you will gain access to your creativity, insight and wisdom and these will support you in your day to day choices and decisions (22 mins).