Meditation A Tool For Living (c)
Practices for Living with Illness and Life's Challenges
These simple practices produce deep relaxation and peacefulness, while helping you to experience a sense of self that
is unrelated to your body or illness. You can learn these practices quickly, and use them on your own easily They can be
helpful for other challenges in life, as well as for caregivers. I generally work with people in six areas:
~ Breathing techniques - Pranayama: help to reduce anxiety and fear, and create a baseline of peace and ease.
~ Visualizations: have a direct effect on your body, heart and mind, and elicit feelings of calm and well-being.
~ Flowing Chi Kung / Qi Gong: gentle, safe exercises that relax and energize. These can be done sitting or standing. This
flowing style is quite different from more rigorous forms taught in Santa Fe.
~ Crystal Singing Bowls: create profound, deep relaxation with no effort on your part. Of course, you cannot take my bowls
home, but I can provide an mp3 track for you!
~ The Labyrinth: can be a wonderful tool for contemplation & meditation, or a deeply relaxing walk. I can share some insights
that might enhance your experience. My favorite in Santa Fe is next to International Folk Art, & I would be happy to join you.
~ Advanced Meditation: practices that help create the direct experience of consciousness and its characteristics of
spaciousness, openness, wonder, peace, & freedom. These can help strengthen the sense of self that is not based on the
body. This can be useful in combatting the anxiety involved in serious illness, because it helps you experience the part of your
self that is free from illness, treatments and side effects.
We will not try to cure cancer or ALS or any disease. We will try to help you find a new baseline of deep relaxation and
well-being, and a sense of self unbound by your body, illness or life's challenges.
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