Using a Mindfulness-Based Guided Meditation for Quick Stress Relief, Deep Relaxation & Inner Peace

Cynthia Perkins, M.Ed., Author and Holistic Health Counselor

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7 Lessons (40m)
    • 1. Introduction

      3:57
    • 2. Terms to Understand

      2:50
    • 3. Preparation

      2:43
    • 4. The Magic Wand Meditation

      19:50
    • 5. Putting it Into Practice & Variations

      3:49
    • 6. Best Time to Meditate

      3:36
    • 7. Closing Thoughts & Class Project

      2:52

Project Description

Write a meditation commitment statement. As you learned in the class, the greatest benefits of meditation are acquired through regular practice. However, many people find it challenging to remain committed to their practice on a daily basis.

Making a commitment statement that is witnessed by others helps one to hold themselves accountable. And studies show that people who have some kind of accountability when trying to make lifestyle changes are much more successful in reaching that goal.

When writing your meditation commitment statement, at a minimum it should include your name and some kind of a pledge. But, it may be more powerful if you include more specific details like how much time you'll set aside, when and where, and why you want to make this change. You can add any other statements that make you feel empowered and motivated.

Here is an example to help you get started:

"I Cynthia Perkins, pledge to be committed to practicing mindfulness meditation every morning before I begin my day. I make this commitment to myself so that I may experience more inner peace and relaxation, and less stress."

If you are an experienced meditator who has already been committed to your practice for a long time, you may still find it beneficial to renew your commitment or perhaps to make some kind of change to that commitment or remind yourself of why you are committed.

As suggested in the class, I encourage you to write your commitment statement by hand and then scan it on to your computer. It is more powerful when we engage in the writing process with pencil and paper. 

Please post your commitment statement here.

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