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Sunday Reflection - Just Listening

  When you think about it, it seems strange that so many people use sound to help them sleep. Surely most people prefer silence. But do they? During long periods of silence in sensory deprivation experiments, people have imagined some pretty strange sounds. Being robbed of sensory input doesn’t suit the brain - it needs to fill the silence. The brain just craves sensory input. So, to sleep better, some people listen to white noise machines. Others love the sound of waves or a tropical forest. What about meditating in complete silence? Well, the first challenge is to find somewhere completely quiet. That isn't easy in the modern world. And, the countryside is certainly not quiet. Of course, you have then to sit in silence and quiet the mind. That in itself requires the strongest mental muscles. So, gentle rhythmic sounds or chants can help us meditate more easily.  There is a practice that I love - meditating on sound. To do this, sit quietly with your eyes closed and ta

A quiet walk

A quiet walk through the Quinalt Rainforest in Olympic National Park on the Washington coast. This is filmed just before the heavy foliage blossoms in March. The rainforest is one of the most meditative places I visit. The green moss is heavy with moisture from the winter. From CreationScapes https://esfilms.net/ch-UCrXxrLl2seADVnu_peGZtj g Posted by Wendy Smith.  Wendy is a Career and Life Coach helping you find fresh perspectives on life and your career.  You can book a FREE coaching session or find out more at this  link

Finding your quiet place!

Finding your quiet place! Lots of us have one already – a quiet place that we like to visit or at the very least remember. It can be a great source of solace when times are hard. Or simply when things are a bit fraught. But do you know that your quiet place doesn't have to be out there? It can just as easily be inside you if you take the time to find it. And once found, of course, it becomes completely portable. You can take it with as you travel about your busy life. To find your quiet place you need first to find a somewhere to do the work. Find a room or open space that feels safe for you. Sit comfortably. Now follow these simple steps. ·         Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth slowly. ·         Fill up the whole of your lungs with air, without forcing. ·         Imagine you're filling up a bottle, so that your lungs fill from the bottom. ·         Breathe in slowly and regularly counting from one to five (don’t worry if

An easy, basic, meditation technique for beginners

An easy, basic, meditation technique for beginners  Easy Meditation  An easy, basic meditation technique for beginners with Amamda Russell from BEXLIFE  http://bit.ly/bexpeace

Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in strange positions.) You can find free resources from Any to help you at this link  www.getsomeheadspace.com TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/ted

Hypertension - Deep Relaxation

Hypertension - Deep Relaxation This video provides relaxation music with positive affirmations and guided meditation with the aim of reducing hypertension. You should, of course, consult your medical adviser about treatment for Hypertension.  But this video should help you to relax. If you are wrestling with a particular personal problem, remember that I am a qualified life coach as well as a career coach. I offer a trial free half hour coaching session by phone or Skype. Warm regards Wendy wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com http://wisewolfcoaching.com Buy "Meditation Music of Deep Relaxation (Music for Meditation)" on

Centering Meditation with Esther Teule

Centering Meditation with Esther Teule Esther Teule guides you through a centering meditation.  This can be helpful to ground yourself and draw the energy back into yourself when life is becoming a bit demanding and busy. It can be used as a centering before your yoga practice or before any activity when you want to be fully yourself. More meditation with Esther here: http://www.ekhartyoga.com/teachers/es... Wendy is the The Career Coach - helping you to find fresh perspectives on your Job Search and Career. She helps you work towards your goals and aspirations, in a way that fits in with both work and home life. Email her at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com ,  find her on Skype at wendymason14, or call +44 (0) 2081239146 (02081239146 for UK callers) or +1 262 317 9016 if you are in the US. A free trial/consultation allows you to try phone coaching from the comfort of your own home. CV review and interview preparation and coaching to improve your confidence and s

Mindfulness for Beginners

Mindfulness for Beginners  Mindfulness for Beginners - Audiobook by Jon Kabat-Zinn This an excellent, gentle and easily accessible introduction. It achieves what it sets out to do, which is to provide a philosophical framework for a meditation practice and the very basics of starting one. Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. is executive director at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He is the founder and former director of the UMMC Stress Reduction Clinic and an associate professor of medicine in the division of preventive and behavioral medicine. Using mindfulness meditation, Kabat-Zinn works to help people reduce stress and deal with chronic pain, and a variety of illnesses, particularly breast cancer. He was a trainer for the 1984 U.S. Men's Olympic Rowing Team and is especially interested in reducing the stress-related problems in the inner city and in prison populations. John Kabat-Zinn has ser

GUIDED SLEEP MEDITATION TALKDOWN - Insomnia - Relaxation

GUIDED SLEEP MEDITATION TALKDOWN - Insomnia - Relaxation A new post from me at The Writing Wolf; Dog days or the long hot days of summer.  wp.me/p6V71L-gF   #amwriting   #writingwolf Drift off to sleep with this blissfully calm talk-down. Features very high quality ocean wave sounds - you can almost taste the sea air.  This is another guided meditation from my favourite   TheHonestGuys Channel ; You can find more at  http://www.meditainment.com/free-meditation-content/ Wendy Smith is a Life Coach with Career and Business Coaching skills. She helps people have the confidence they need to be successful at work while maintaining a good work/life balance. You can email her at  wendy@wisewolfcoaching.com Book your free taster coaching session with Wendy  here

Guided Meditation - Blissful Deep Relaxation

Guided Meditation - Blissful Deep Relaxation I love this. It is a guided meditation that will gently ease you into a state of blissfully deep relaxation. For this and other great meditations go to: http://tinyurl.com/meditateTHG Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach and author of a new novel,   The Wolf Project.   Wendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! To find out more email  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com , find her on Skype at wendymason14, or call +44 (0) 2081239146 (02081239146 for UK callers) or +1 262 317 9016 if you are in the US.   A free trial/consultation allows you to try phone coaching from the comfort of your own home and without risk.  And remember there are great benefits to be achieved from coaching by phone or Skype. CV review and interview preparation a speciality

A Short and Simple Meditation To Release Spiritual Negativity

A Short and Simple Meditation To Release Spiritual Negativity You can release negativity using this quick and easy meditation. It is by  Dr. Mark W. Tong who is a sppiritual teacher and healer. It uses a visualisation of archangels  You can find Dr Mark at http://www.MarkTheHealer.com   Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach and author of a new novel,   The Wolf Project.   Wendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  She believes coaching requires compassion, warmth and empathy. Wendy helps people reach their career goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life. You can contact Wendy at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com  and find out more at  http://wisewolfcoaching.com CV review and interview preparation a speciality

Relax with Buddhist Meditation Music

Relax With Buddhist Meditation Music  Something to enjoy. Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach and author of a new novel,   The Wolf Project.   Wendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  She believes coaching requires compassion, warmth and empathy. Wendy helps people reach their career goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life. You can contact Wendy at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com  and find out more at  http://wisewolfcoaching.com CV review and interview preparation a speciality

Breathing Meditation -- A Guided Meditation

Breathing Meditation -- A Guided Meditation This guided meditation is from http://www.quietmindcafe.com and is one part of a three-part relaxation and stress management system. Use this sympathetic breathing guided meditation for profound relaxation and stress relief. This breathing technique calms and balances the autonomic nervous system, which drives your fight or flight response.  For a complete relaxation practice use Simple Relaxation to relax the muscles of the body and the somatic nervous system. Use Quiet Mind to restore the experience of calm and balance to the mind and central nervous system. Finally, use Sympathetic Breathing to restore profound relaxation to the heart and autonomic nervous system -- your fight or flight response. Together these three practices form a profound relaxation system that is important for any stress management or stress relief practice. Get the Audio for your iPod or a CD at  this link.  Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She hel

One-Moment Meditation: "How to Meditate in a Moment"

One-Moment Meditation: "How to Meditate in a Moment" Learn to meditate in a moment with this hugely popular animated video, based on Martin Boroson's book, One-Moment Meditation. Reduce stress, improve focus and find peace ... right now.  More info and online training at  http://www.onemomentmeditation.com . "One-Moment Meditation is to the seeker what the Swiss Army knife is to the hiker: an essential tool for survival. Whether it's enlightenment or basic sanity we're after, attention to this very moment is key. Boroson eminently captures the terrain, and the places we can lose our footing, all the while providing a firm handhold." -- Barbara Joshin O'Hara, Sensei, The Village Zendo, New York Video Licence Standard YouTube Licence Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a

A Great Way To Quiet Your Mind!

 A Great Way To Quiet Your Mind!  A very gentle visual meditation with music - best watched full screen. Did you enjoy kaleidoscopes as a kid? From http://www.bkwsu.org - Free Meditation Courses in more than 120 countries. Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com  and find out more at  http://wisewolfcoaching.com Related articles Stress and the HR Professional How To Be A Stay At Home Mom A Course in Personal Time Management From Brian Tracy Feel the energy in your own healing hands!

Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditation

Klangschale (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditation Used in Tibet for meditation and ceremonial purposes, Tibetan Singing Bowls are struck with a padded mallet or rubbed around the rim with a playing mallet to produce a fascinating blend of harmonic resonance's and rich overtones. According to Tibetan oral tradition, the existence of singing bowls dates back to the time of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni (560 - 480 B.C.). The tradition was brought from India to Tibet, along with the teachings of the Buddha, by the great tantric master Padmasambhava in the 8th century A.D. Singing bowls produce sounds which invoke a deep state of relaxation which naturally assists one in entering into meditation, the ultimate goal being enlightenment. They are a quintessential aid to meditation, and can be found on private Buddhist altars, and in temples, monasteries and meditation halls t

A Peaceful and Relaxing Meditation for Winter

A Peaceful and Relaxing Meditation for Winter A lovely winter meditation with messages, images and music that brings peace to the mind. From http://www.bkwsu.org Don't live all your life outside yourself!  Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com  and find out more at  http://wisewolfcoaching.com Related articles Feel the energy in your own healing hands!

Meditation for Beauty - How To Meditate for Beginners - You Have 4 Minutes

Meditation for Beauty - How To Meditate for Beginners - You Have 4 Minutes  A simple straightforward approach for beginners from Rebekah Borucki (BexLife) mother of 4, TV host, YouTuber, yoga & fitness instructor, health warrior and backyard chicken farmer.  You can find out more at   http://BexLife.com . This is meditation for the busy. Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com  and find out more at  http://wisewolfcoaching.com Related articles A Self Calming Meditation For Kids With Bedtime Story Friendship: Seven Tips for Making New Friends. Guided Meditation Script for Clearing Your Mind Eckhart Toll