The psychological benefits of meditation are wide ranging, from decreasing stress and anxiety to improved memory. Regular meditation also helps the mind be more focused and can lead to greater overall productivity.
Meditation is sometimes considered to be a form of relaxation therapy, however meditation not only creates a relaxation response but also produces an altered state of consciousness which facilitates cognitive-behavioral benefits.
The following is a list of Guided Meditations from All Things Well that can be purchased via our Amazon Affiliate Program. We have chosen to recommend Guided Meditations that our clients have found effective in the past so our customers can receive the most benefits.
To learn more about the Guided Meditations listed, follow the links for the items listed below. Some of them are consider audio CD books.
All products on the All Things Well website are selected by the founder, Dr. Randi Fredricks, Ph.D., a practicing psychotherapist, bestselling author and acclaimed published researcher. Dr. Fredricks specializes in treating emotional health with complementary and alternative therapies.
As a psychotherapist trained in a variety of meditation and guided visualization methods, Dr. Fredricks pays special attention to the production of these Guided Meditations and their level of overall effectiveness. These are the Guided Meditations she recommends to her patients.
Your Present: A Half-Hour of Peace (CD)
Susie Mantell has produced an excellent program that effectively uses her voice, pacing, music to help the audience achieve a state of relaxation. She takes the listeners deeper into the process to show them how they can achieve a more positive and healthy life as they move out of meditation and into the world
This is technically labeled an ‘audiobook’, but place this CD on your sound system (whether personal to just your ear, or in a room to cancel out the noise of the world) and listen to the soothing voice and sounds of Mantell’s little miracle package.
This is, true to its title, Your Present – a successful session that asks only that you listen and respond and release your stress to the sea! It sounds simple and it is simple: Mantell only requires that you give your full attention to letting go.
The Calming Collection – Goodbye Worries (CD)
Goodbye Worries is a program that trains your mind, through the power of guided meditation, to effectively control worrisome thoughts. Several techniques are provided on both CD’s which have been found to be highly effective with a wide variety of anxiety issues.
Goodbye Worries provides simple, direct solutions for dramatically reducing anxiety through the use of mindful meditation to more rapidly produce deep healing relaxation, profound relief of stress and anxiety and more rapid, lasting achievement of one’s goals.
This program uses the concept of hypno-meditation and were designed by Roberta Shapiro, M.Ed., a leading specialist in the field of anxiety management. They were formulated as a more rapid and helpful way to manage anxiety and other personal issues.
Guided Meditations: For Calmness, Awareness, and Love (CD)
Although these meditations are taken from the Buddhist tradition, you do not have to be a Buddhist or to abandon your current spiritual tradition in order to practice them. These are universal practices, speaking to the human condition and helping us to become more aware and more loving individuals.
This guided meditation involves Mindfulness of Breathing, a practice that is done in four stages. After setting up our posture, we become more aware of our bodies and relax as deeply as possible.
You become aware of the breath naturally flowing in and out, and then count each breath up to ten breaths and then start over. The goal is to let go by focusing on the place where we first feel the breath entering and leaving our bodies.