Wellbeing at Work
Short guided meditations help to relieve stress, calm the mind and body and promote a peaceful state. We offer a wide range of different options for guided meditation, including various forms of mindfulness, guided visualisations and silence/bell meditation. A short, guided meditation is a perfect way to start or end the week.
The following is a selection of our guided meditations. We have many others to choose from and are happy to help you identify something suitable for your needs.
Meditation for Calmness
This guided meditation helps to create a deep feeling of calmness, stillness and peace. It is a great choice for stress relief and for building resilience. It includes some mindful awareness and imagery of a beautiful lake, sometimes choppy at the surface but always steady and peaceful in its depths. By the end of the practice, participants will feel a deep sense of calmness, helping them to work from a more peaceful state of being.
Meditation for Relaxation
This guided meditation helps to create a wonderful feeling of deep relaxation. It is a good choice for reducing stress and anxiety. It includes some mindful awareness and imagery of a tranquil island, a place where there is nothing to do except to completely relax. By the end of the practice, participants will feel completely relaxed in body and mind, able to let go of anxieties, worries and fears.
Meditation for Positive Energy
This guided meditation helps participants to connect with positive energy within themselves. It is a great choice for building confidence and motivation. It includes some mindful awareness and imagery of a magnificent tree, nourished by the sun, rain and earth. By the end of the practice, participants will feel happy and motivated, enabling them to bring a positive and confident energy into the workplace.
Mindfulness of Breath and Body
This guided mindfulness meditation brings attention first to the breath and then extends awareness to the body. It is a great introduction to mindfulness and will support participants to understand and manage stress and other difficulties in new ways. By the end of the practice, participants will have learned how to focus their attention where they want it to be and how to tame the judgmental nature of the mind.
The Body Scan
This guided mindfulness meditation focuses attention on each part of the body in turn, exploring physical sensations which are part of our lived experience, but which are often overshadowed by our thinking mind. It is a wonderful practice that teaches participants how to experience more of life through felt sensation, giving the mind a rest and creating a stronger connection with the body. By the end of the practice, participants will have learned how to focus their attention wherever they wish in the body, while learning how to recognise and let go of physical tension.
Mindfulness of Thoughts and Feelings
This guided mindfulness meditation brings attention to the inner landscape of our awareness, our thoughts and feelings. It teaches participants how to recognise and understand the inner experience and to learn detachment, rather than the typical reaction of getting caught up in our thoughts and feelings. It is a powerful practice for developing self-awareness and disrupting unhelpful habit patterns.
Loving Kindness Meditation
This guided practice generates a strong feeling of kindness and compassion towards oneself and then extends this compassion to others. It is a beautiful practice that creates a warm and friendly disposition towards oneself and towards others. By the end of the practice, participants will develop a greater sense of understanding and compassion towards others, including work colleagues, even those they may experience some difficulty with.
The Breath and Bell of Mindfulness
This practice focuses awareness on the calm, soothing rhythm of the natural breath and uses the sound of a singing bowl bell to bring the attention back to the breath again and again. It is a simple practice but nonetheless powerful and profound, enabling participants to stay present and fully aware of each moment. By doing so, participants will develop a greater understanding of the nature of their mind and the skills to remain focused on whatever they choose.