Welcome Boucher Students

Getting Grounded

The path you are on has a lot of switch backs, ins and outs, back and forth. Sometimes you might need to relax and ground yourself.

Here are some guided meditation for you.

A bell will ring at the 20 minute mark if you only want to ground yourself. It does take 20 minutes for your mind to settle so I encourage you to keep going.

A bell will ring at the 30 minute mark if this is all the time you have.

The first 20 minutes are grounding practices like we have done in class. After that each meditation guides you into more specific mindfulness practices.

I hope you find these helpful, especially during these times.

Classical mindfulness

This is a basic mindfulness meditation. After grounding you'll practice bare attention or the practice of noting sensations without embellishing or adding to them. The purpose is to understand how we are always changing, and to release whatever thoughts and feelings are being held.

Concentration: grounding in the body

This is a guided concentration practice. The aim is to strengthen your concentration and focus. Like a baseball and glove, the intention is to "catch" and "hold" the ball, or rather catch and hold onto your anchor in order to be grounded. A bell will ring at 20, but try for 30 minutes.

Inner safety

 

This is a Lovingkindness (metta) meditation. The aim is to cultivate a sense of natural warmth and tenderness. A subset of this is the feeling of inner mental and emotional safety. This meditation uses guided imagery to lead one to a sense of inner safety.

Inner health

This is a Lovingkindness (metta) meditation. The aim is to cultivate a sense of natural warmth and tenderness. A subset of this practice is developing an internal feeling of health that supports our mental and emotional life. As of April 2020, this might be very appropriate at the moment. It is helpful to be grounded in our body's natural health, and the body's natural ability to take care of itself.

Inner ease

This is a Lovingkindness (metta) meditation. The aim is to cultivate a sense of natural warmth and tenderness. A subset of this practice is developing an internal feeling of ease. This meditation uses guided imagery to lead you to a sense of personal ease.

More guided meditations are coming

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