Have you ever worried that you can’t stop all the thoughts that keep distracting you from just being present? Or perhaps you are feeling tired and finding it hard to focus. In these circumstances, it may feel really challenging to follow a traditional mindfulness practice.
While a mindfulness practice can certainly help any time you are feeling anxious or stressed, there are other ways to de-stress for a few minutes. Guided meditations, for instance, can be quite quick and easy yet offer long lasting benefits.
A guided meditation can help you to let go of stress in a simple, pleasant way. That helps you calm your body and mind, boost your immune system, and improve your sleep, amongst other benefits.
Here, you’ll find a ‘safe place’ meditation. You can use it to create an oasis of calm within your imagination that you can visit any time you want to relax and release any tension or worries. On top of that, the kind of ‘safe place’ meditation in the video below is used in a number of different therapy modalities. Read on below to find out more…
Meditating on a safe place is used as an introduction to what hypnotherapy feels like. It is also used as a start and end point to many hypnotic journeys. As such it acts to calm and cement new learnings and experiences to create deeper and more lasting change.
A safe place is also used in EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing). It is somewhere to come back to and relax between forays into unpicking and releasing trauma.
This type of meditation is also used sometimes at the end of an EFT tapping session, as a gentle transition from working through blocks and emotional baggage. It is a way to finish on an up note, helping to return to life after a session with a sense of calm and energy.
Whatever your situation, why not explore the benefits for yourself?