The last year has been extremely unconventional and many have had their resilience tested with the pressure of the pandemic and the stress that it has brought.
Whether you suffering from anxiety, are looking to adjust to the current situation, or are just feeling the strain of social distancing and restrictions, the present day can be an incredibly stressful time.
Meditation can help to reduce stress, improve wellbeing, and can be practiced at home. If you need assistance with this practice, you can take advantage of our meditation coaching in Newcastle via Zoom.
Meditation has been practised for thousands of years as a way of relaxation, becoming more present, and as a therapeutic practice designed to let go of negative thinking.
Considered a type of mind-body medicine, our meditation in Newcastle approach focuses on learning to notice your thoughts and feeling as they come up, and learning to let go of thoughts and feelings in the body that cause your distress.
What Does Meditation Involve
During meditation practice, the participant focuses their attention onto a “grounding object”. This might be the breath of something else around you.
As thoughts come up, you will become able to learn to notice and recognise them and, with the help of a skilled mindfulness meditation teacher, practice learning to let go rather than constantly fighting thoughts.
By noticing what thoughts come up and how they guide you in your day to day behaviour and feelings, you can reach better levels of self-awareness to help you to deal more effectively with your emotions and actions.
While meditation can help reduce stress, depression, anger, and anxiety, especially in the short term, when practised regularly it can become an effective management and relapse prevention tool.
As well as reducing negative emotion and increasing self-awareness, meditation has also been shown to provide a number of other benefits including more creativity, improved patience and more productivity at work and in day to day life.
For Further Information
If you are looking for ways that meditation can help you, or are interested in our mindfulness meditation services, call us on 07966 645 198.
Dr Stuart Sadler
Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling