Loving Kindness Meditation for The Child Within

September 6, 2017

This meditation is an extension of the previously recorded Metta Meditation where we direct feelings of love, nuturance, peace, and joy to our inner child. 

The inner child- we've all got one. It's likely that as a child not all of our needs were met; even the most capable of parents struggle. And for some of us, our parents simply couldn't protect us, or even worse, actively harmed us. No matter your sitution, as an adult, you are capable of attending to your inner child and giving her everything she deserved and didn't get. 

Join me and give this meditation a try. You might be suprised by the impact. Thanks for practicing with me and Namaste!

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Metta Meditation: A Loving-Kindness Practice

August 31, 2017

Metta, meaning "loving-kindness" is a beautiful practice during which we vocalize and project feelings of peace, love and happiness to ourselves and others. In this podcast I will give you the background on Metta Meditation, read to you approximately 10 researched benefits of the practice, and then guide you through this meditation. 

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Namaste!

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Body-Gratitude Meditation

August 7, 2017

In relating with the world, we must first look at our relationships with ourselves. Our worthiness does not have to be tied up in society's view of our attractiveness, yet we often address our bodies as though this is the case. What if we began to see our body for it's functionality, rather than it's "attractiveness?" Can we see the body as a vessel that transports our soul from point A to point B, a vehicle that mobilizes our nervous system and takes it from one experience to the next? What is one thing you are grateful for about your body in this moment? 

*Note: I suggest listening to "Tapping" - episode seven, first, as the Tapping technique is something I offer you try in this meditation. You might also enjoy reading the related article: https://talkwithnityda.com/increase-self-intimacy-and-worthiness-with-this-body-gratitude-practice/

 

 

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Tapping- A Technique to Enhance your Meditation Experience

August 7, 2017

Tapping, or Resource Tapping, is a technique that uses bilateral stimulation (the foundation of EMDR therapy). Through the use of tapping we can both soothe our nervous system and increase positive feeling states. Learn this technique and how it can help you embody the qualities you are wanting to cultivate in your life, both on and off the meditation cushion. 

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Clouds in the Sky Mindfulness Meditation

June 21, 2017

This guided mindfulness meditation and relaxation practice embodies the principles of mindfulness in such a way that new meditators are able to grasp the basics while practicing. The beauty of this meditation practice is that it helps the meditator change emotional states by imagining oneself in a tranquil atmosphere. If mindfulness is the act of gaining control of our minds, then this practice provides the foundation of this work. Great for all levels from novice to seasoned meditators. 

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Meditation on the Space Between the Breath

June 6, 2017

This meditation practice begins with guided breathwork followed by a breath-centered meditation practice that will allow you to "drop in," get present, calm the mind and nervous system, and ultimately, reach a place of transcendence. 

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Meditation on Comfort vs Discomfort

May 28, 2017

We have this incredible ability to change our relationship to pain; to experience pain as something other than suffering. It's not the pain itself that has to change, it's the meaning we give it and our perspective around what it is, why it exists, & how we feel it. Gain control over your experiences with the help of this empowering meditation which I've adapted from Dr. Peter Levine, the creator of Somatic Experiencing. 

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Mindful Body Scan

May 27, 2017

A mindful body scan helps us release tension from the body, and attend to the cues that our bodies are constantly sending us, but which we often miss through the hustle of our day. This guided body scan provides a relaxing and rejuvenating break, mid-workday, or a peaceful way to drift into sleep at night. I hope you enjoy it!

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Letting Go of Burdens Meditation

May 12, 2017

So often I find in our society that when we wish to let go of something we think we should DO something to let go. This meditation is about being- being with our stories, our feelings, our bodies, and the weights we carry, and gently and compassionately inviting these things to drop off. 

When we sit in our own human being, we can approach our burdens with a peaceful mind, and the burdens begin to feel less like burdens and more like possibilities. 

 

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Minding the Emotion Meditation

April 27, 2017

This meditation allows you to practice tolerating and then distancing yourself from challenging emotions. It also allows you to practice non-attachment to even the most pleasurable of emotions. This meditation is a reminder that all emotions are transient and they all serve a purpose. 

 

Please enjoy. Much peace. Namaste!

Nityda Gessel, LCSW, E-RYT

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