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Meditations

This page contains a menu of my various meditation recordings on Soundcloud.  At the top you’ll find them listed by type of practice, and then below the same meditations are categorised by some suggestions for when they might be helpful.  To be notified about any new meditations that I add, sign up to my mailing list via www.lollipopwellbeing.com

Scroll down to choose a practice and click the relevant link to listen.

If you find it a struggle to get down and actually do any meditation, you may find these tips helpful – 4 Ways To Make Meditation Easier

Guidance Note:  These practices are devised to support stress, but are not intended to address acute or debilitating mental health conditions.  Do not listen to these recordings when driving, or when concentration on another task is important for safety.

MINDFULNESS WITH BREATHING

Basic Breathing Meditation (16 mins) – a short practice for bringing mindful awareness to the breath.

5-Minute Breathing Space – slightly longer than a standard breathing space, a short meditation to help re-establish mindful awareness.

BODY AWARENESS

Basic Body Scan (22 mins) – a meditation inviting awareness to inhabit each area of the body.

Relaxing Into Body Awareness (22 mins) – a body scan meditation with a focus on meeting experience as it is, softening resistance and relaxing into ‘being with’ what’s happening, with greater confidence.

SELF-KINDNESS

Basic Self-Kindness Meditation (12 mins) – for cultivating kindness to self.

Support Your Self (6 mins) – a short meditation to bring self-kindness into your day

Befriending Difficulty Meditation (Recorded Live, 16mins) – a longer version of the ‘Support Your Self’ practice for meeting difficulty with courage and compassion.

Opening To All Of Your Experience (Recorded Live, 19 mins) – a gentle practice of ‘befriending’ – opening more fully to all the various aspects of our experience: the pleasant, the neutral and the unpleasant. Welcoming these in on our own terms can be empowering and help develop a broad, calm and stable awareness.

Responding To Our Own Suffering (Recorded Live, 19 mins) – a self-compassion meditation for attending to and responding to difficult feelings with kindness and care.

Calming Body, Heart & Mind (Recorded Live, 14mins) – a practice to bring kindness to difficult experience, drawn from the approach developed by Kristin Neff and Chris Germer – see their websites for more meditations.

KINDNESS & CONNECTION WITH OTHERS

Basic Connection Meditation  (14 mins) – a short meditation for cultivating kindness to self and also to other people.

Heartwish Meditation (Recorded Live, 23 mins) – a guided 5-stage kindness practice with a focus on wishing freedom for ourselves and others.

FOR WHEN YOU’RE SHORT ON TIME

Relax Into The Moment (4 mins) – a micro-meditation to help you pause and contact mindfulness.

Support Your Self (6 mins) – a short meditation to bring self-kindness into your day.

I have more short meditations which will be added soon…

FEELING SCATTERED OR STUCK IN ‘BUSY MIND’

Relaxing Into Body Awareness (22 mins) – a body scan meditation with a focus on meeting experience as it is, softening resistance and relaxing into ‘being with’ what’s happening, with greater confidence.

5-Minute Breathing Space – slightly longer than a standard breathing space, a short meditation to help re-establish mindful awareness.

IF YOU’RE FEELING OVERWHELMED OR FRAZZLED

Basic Breathing Meditation (16 mins) – a short practice for bringing mindful awareness to the breath.

Basic Body Scan (22 mins) – a meditation inviting awareness to inhabit each area of the body.

WHEN EXPERIENCING UNCOMFORTABLE EMOTIONS

Support Your Self (6 mins) – a short meditation to bring self-kindness into your day.

Calming Body, Heart & Mind (Recorded Live, 14mins) – a practice to bring kindness to difficult experience, drawn from the approach developed by Kristin Neff and Chris Germer – see their websites for more meditations.

Befriending Difficulty Meditation (Recorded Live, 16mins) – a longer version of the ‘Support Your Self’ practice for meeting difficulty with courage and compassion.

Responding To Our Own Suffering (Recorded Live, 19 mins) – a self-compassion meditation for attending to and responding to difficult feelings with kindness and care.

FOR DEVELOPING GREATER AWARENESS

Opening To All Of Your Experience (Recorded Live, 19 mins) – a gentle practice of ‘befriending’ – opening more fully to all the various aspects of our experience: the pleasant, the neutral and the unpleasant. Welcoming these in on our own terms can be empowering and help develop a broad, calm and stable awareness.

Heartwish Meditation (Recorded Live, 23 mins) – a guided 5-stage kindness practice with a focus on wishing freedom for ourselves and others.

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