These audio meditations of varying length can be used throughout your day whenever you would like to: practice mindfulness by bringing your awareness into the present moment; practice taking a few moments to pause, interrupt the stress response and “reset” your nervous system; and practice turning on your relaxation response to help promote greater ease and calmness (see the descriptions of each audio below). They may be used individually based on your needs, or collectively at different points throughout your day and week to provide a set of skills to help you navigate day-to-day stress and cultivate greater resiliency and well-being.
Note that most of the shorter audios are also available in video form for those who might find accompanying images helpful. There are several longer meditations that are only available in audio form. All of these meditations are appropriate for those who are new to meditation, as well as those who are experienced with meditation. They are designed for adults of all ages, as well as for teenagers. There are also several meditations available for children, as indicated below.
Disclaimer: The following meditation audios are purely for educational purposes and are not intended as a psychological intervention or as a substitute for professional services. If you are in need of psychological help you should seek consultation with a licensed mental health professional.
In this meditation you have the opportunity to pause and anchor yourself in the present moment as you observe your thoughts, feelings, and body sensations from a place of non-judgmental awareness. This meditation can be helpful for both those new to mindfulness, as well as those more experienced with mindfulness.
In this five minute meditation you will have the opportunity to practice becoming the observer of your thoughts. Being able to watch your thoughts come and go, rather than getting swept away by your thinking or stuck in rumination, can be a very helpful skill to cultivate.
This meditation can be used at any time but may be particularly helpful when you want to pause and become mindful when you feel the urge to react in unhelpful ways to stress (e.g., eating when not hungry, yelling when angry, etc).
In this mindfulness meditation, you will have the opportunity to be present with whatever arises as you practice becoming an observer of your breath, your body sensations, your thoughts and your emotions.
This meditation, approximately 5 minutes in length, teaches children mindfulness by helping them bring their attention to body sensations, their breathing, and their emotions. Appropriate for children ages 5 through pre-teen.
In this meditation you will have the opportunity to release stress, relax your body, and create a feeling of stability within to help restore, replenish and recharge yourself, and to encourage a deep sense of peace.