I so enjoyed the Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners course and it added so much to my existing meditation practice. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to explore different forms of meditation. Michelle is a supportive, caring and natural teacher. I can't recommend her programs enough for beginners or to improve your practice. I'm looking forward to additional courses.
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BREATHING TECHNIQUES TO REDUCE ANXIETY
When people are stressed they tend to take short and shallow breaths not realising this is preventing optimal levels of oxygen into the body or for the body to activate it's parasympathetic nervous system. Focussing on your breathing is also a good way to distract a busy mind. This mini course will teach you simple and effective breathing techniques you can use anywhere to reduce feelings of overwhelm and stress and increase focus and clarity.
Fun facts about breathing and how stress effects the ability to breath optimally.
How to practise mindful breathing to lower the heart rate quickly and calm down.
Counting and naming techniques for a really busy mind.
When our nervous systems are stressed, the blood flow to the muscles can become reduced (causing tension). Muscle tension is the body’s defence against injury and pain and they release tension when short-term stress passes. However, with chronic or long term stress, the muscles in the body are in a constant state of tension. This mini-course will teach you simple and effective relaxation exercises to release muscle tension, aches and pains to deeply relax the body and aid quality sleep.
Fun facts about muscles and how stress builds up tension and pain in the body.
What the relaxation response is and why it's vital to physical and mental wellbeing.
Quick exercises to release muscle tension and manage pain.
Meditations to deeply relax the body for quality sleep.
Negative and repetitive thoughts, excessive thinking and rumination, are habits that can lead people down a path of anxiety and depression, especially thinking about the past or worrying about the future. This mini-course will teach you tools you can use to stop overthinking, learn to manage your thoughts and stop being constantly distracted or overwhelmed by them.
Fun facts about your thoughts.
The thinking mind exposed and how to become more mindful of it.
Emotions are energy in motion, moving through the body, that need to be felt and released as needed.
While emotions may feel draining at times, they are necessary. We need to feel fear to stop us doing dangerous things. We need to feel happiness to be able to enjoy life. Resisting emotions can create emotional phobia. It is better to accept, release or integrate emotions, which can help transform them into personal growth and resilience. This mini-course will teach you processes you can use to do this.
Fun facts about emotions and the neuroscience behind emotional energy.
Working with emotions in meditation.
How to move up the scale of emotions.
Guided meditation to safely release emotions trapped in the body.
Each short course is only $29.95 or you can get all four PLUS the digital book package (audio book, pdf, ebook and kindle version) with the Cultivating a Calm Mind Course Membership for $99 (saving $70)