Meditation is a practice that has been around for a very long time. It involves practicing mental concentration and relaxation and is an excellent way to release stress and tension. Guided mediation is simply when your meditation session is invoked and led by someone else. It can be someone physically present, or a recording. As our minds tend to be very busy and bounce around when we are trying to quiet them, it can be very helpful to have an outside source to focus on.
Meditation has nothing to do with religion and is simply a way to gain greater control over your own mind and emotions. According to Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, molecular biologist, professor, and researcher at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, those who practice meditation shift the levels of brain activity from the active, stress-housing right-frontal cortex to the more stable left-frontal cortex. Research shows a regular meditation practice can result in lower blood pressure, decreased cravings for nicotine and alcohol, better concentration at work and in school and improved quality of relationships.
During a guided meditation experience, you will be instructed to relax specific muscles in the body until they are comfortable. Then you are led through mental images and visualizations to enhance the relaxation experience. The guided meditation can be as short as several minutes or an hour or more.
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Testimonials from people who have experienced guided meditations from Bill Green
"Just want to thank Bill so much for sharing his guided meditation with us last week. Many of us have been a little stressed out and worried during these uncertain times. When a family member becomes ill and we can not be with them, it adds another level of stress that for me has been quite upsetting. As a result I was having a terrible time getting proper sleep. Sleeping just a few hours and then awake the rest of the night. Carla sent me Bills family guided meditation which I listened to right away. That night, I slept all night and have been sleeping solidly every night since then! His tape gets played during the day as well, for general relaxation.
Bill has a magical voice that slows us down and calms the mind, so relaxation can happen. I saw this first hand when he did relaxation tapes for us to use with Carla’s Mom and everyone’s Oma. She loved and looked forward to listening to her Bill at nap time and bedtime.
Thank you Bill and Carla for always taking such good care of us all."
Sue VK March 26, 2020
Our family did this guided meditation last week when stress was high and things were changing rapidly in our lives (as in everyone’s ) We actually all did it together in the living room finding our own space to relax in. I believe it helped us all in our own ways, our son fell asleep during the meditation which says relaxed right there! My husband who is not a great sleeper to begin with woke up the next morning and said I actually had a really good sleep last night! I too slept better than I had that week. I have done it a few times since when needing that sense of calm and find it helpful in these stressful and uncertain days!
Amy L March 2020
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