Increase Self-Awareness Meditations
Increasing our self-awareness allows us to better understand our stories/beliefs. Our beliefs create our emotions and these emotions play out in our bodies. If we want to shift our emotions to something more Optimistic then we need to shift our stories/beliefs. Knowing our current stories/beliefs is the key to changing them.
These meditations will help us uncover our beliefs that are not so obvious.
Basic Skills Learned:
- Present moment focused attention.
- Accepting what IS with non-judgement.
- Starting over is OK.
- Practicing being kind and curious to our selves and our experiences.
Extended Skills Learned (based on different types of practices):
- Understanding our beliefs, love, compassion, kindness, gratitude, positive focus, optimistic re-framing of our stories, empathy etc…
Many times we go around our day with stress and this plays out in our bodies. Scanning our body for tension and then consciously releasing this tension helps us physically relax and thus release some stress.
Many times we can get stuck trying to understand what is really happening around us and within us. We loose sight of the meaning of our experiences and we get lost. This meditation helps us take a breather and listen for inner guidance.
Noting is an exercise where by we observe what is happening in the present moment and “note” or label what we are noticing.
Open and allowing is a stance that we practice in a meditation exercise that teaches us to accept what is happening and letting it be.
Thoughts, images and inner dialogue constantly occur in our minds. We cannot prevent them from popping up but we can practice viewing them just as they are.
Our emotions play out in our bodies. For this reason it’s valuable for us to feel the sensations that come and go.
This is a traditional meditation that teaches us present moment focus. We learn to focus on our breath and when our mind wanders off we gently guide it back to our breath.
This emotions meditation teaches us present moment focus and awareness of our emotions.