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/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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