Why Guided Meditations also known as Guided Visualisation is very different than teaching someone a more traditional meditation skills
Guided Meditation also regarded as Guided Visualisation is very much the use of guided imagery to help guide the listener into usually a deeply relaxed state. The narrator ; teacher or therapist who is guiding the meditation uses various senses particularly soothing imagery, sounds, textures and safe anchors to help support the listener; client or student into a safe space.
It is very much uses the power of memory and auto suggestion to help trigger the mind into a story, a fantasy, a dream…They are supporting or guiding the client or student.
Where more traditional based meditation skills is based on accessing peace, calm and tranquility away from our thoughts, it help free our attachment to our thoughts, our stories, our belief’s. It helps us loosen of the cluttered or monkey mind and gives the client a life skill a tool they can apply to their every day life. It is about empowering and teaching the student the skills as a self help aid.
Once a student has practiced an effective meditation technique it is much easier for them to access the peace, the stillness that is always there, it maybe hiding from our present view but it is always accessible.
I teach many different types of relaxation therapy and meditation, in-fact I train therapists in this area to be Certificated- Relaxation Therapists. Both guided visualisation and meditation are highly effective relaxation tools and are used for different reasons.
But as a life skill I think more traditional based styles of meditation that gives the student the tools to access peace, stillness in their every day moment is far more powerful and far more rewarding.
If you are going to a meditation class, ask what style of meditation you will learn and what will be the main benefits?
Learn How To Meditate –
Traditional Breathing Meditation Instruction Track
this is an instructional track, which teaches you one of the most traditional styles of meditation, it has a soft gong in 5 minute intervals to help you build up your meditation track.
5 Minute Meditation Instruction Track
this is a less than 5 minute meditation Qi Qong style of meditation, which is very effective and useful to use throughout the day to help give you more peace, calm and clarity throughout your day. Some clients use this instead of a power nap