Practicing guided mediations can help ground yourself, elevate symptoms of stress and practice mindfulness.
Guided mediations can be simple, couple minute exercises to more detailed elaborate exercises.
One I often ask clients to practice is the beach-guided mediation, very simple.
To begin, sit yourself down in a quiet comfortable place. Start off with some deep breathing exercises, breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth. Use your 5 senses to ground yourself. Once comfortable envision your on a beach, it’s a beautiful, relaxing, comfortable, safe serene beach. Use your 5 senses again and imagination to incorporate being on this beach, stay at this place for a couple minutes. Remember to consciously do deep breathing throughout the exercise.
At the end of the exercise open your eyes, and see it as taking a small little relaxing trip. Practicing mindfulness and guided mediations over time can help lower stress levels, so get started today.