This module consists of 10 sessions, 60 minutes each, for you to experience various ways of meditation. There is no 'official' way to meditate, it is rather a skill to practice self-awareness for us to gage our emotional and physical state of wellbeing.
The benefits of meditation are not only in the present moment as we make room for quiet and reflection. Research suggests a couple of promising things:
The brain changes with a shift toward more positive emotions and more effective processing of challenging emotions
while under stress.
Meditators report lower levels of anxiety and fewer mental and physical symptoms of stress.
Meditation improves the body's immune response.
Meditation leads to being less caught up in destructive emotions, predisposing us to greater
emotional intelligence and balance.
Positive emotions broaden our view to see all the possibilities out there and build up internal resources to draw from when experiencing negative emotions.
We consider meditation a powerful tool to tap into your innate abilities to raise self-awareness and move on from there.
Dr. Philippe Goldin
"The goal of meditation is not to get rid of thoughts or emotions. The goals is to become more aware of your thoughts and emotions and learn how to move through them."
HOW DOES A SESSION LOOK LIKE?
We provide a space of calm and quiet that shall serve as an invitation for you to take time for yourself. Here you can give permission to withdraw from the outside world and connect to your inner world. Before we start, we raise positive emotions by getting comfortable and feeding our mind with positive affirmations.
Every session is about exploring a specific relaxation technique to learn how to induce relaxation or to apply some coping strategies as we mediate. We will learn how to focus on the breath but we will also discover numerous imagery that can guide your mind to do what it feels is serving you best. Guided meditation and quiet reflection are well balanced to give room for your explorations and insights.
We end the session with a gratitude exercise to savor the moments of achievements of the past week. This reminds you of all the things you can be proud of; motivating you to always reach even further.