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Not sure if Meditation is for you?

12 June 2023

Can you take a couple of minutes now to pause, be still and engage in a short meditation? This meditation utilises the power of breath, soft focus vision and visualisation. 


Catherine Wells

Catherine Wells

Occupational Therapist

Feeling overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, or the weight of daily life?



Discover the Magic of Meditation:

Meditation is a powerful practice that allows you to quiet the noise within and reconnect with your inner self. It's a gentle reminder to breathe, let go, and embrace the present moment. By dedicating just a few minutes a day, you can experience profound shifts in your mental and emotional wellbeing. 

Why Meditation Works:

  • Breath in serenity: Deep, mindful breathing activates the relaxation response, calming your nervous system and reducing stress levels.
  • Quieting the mind: Meditation helps to quiet the incessant chatter of thoughts, creating space for clarity, focus, and improved mental resilience.
  • Embracing self-compassion: Through meditation, you cultivate a sense of kindness, acceptance, and self-love, fostering emotional balance and wellbeing.


Getting Started Tips:

  1. Find your sacred space:
  2. Create a cozy corner where you can unwind, free from distractions.
  3. Start small: Begin with just a few minutes a day and gradually increase the duration as you become more comfortable.
  4. Guided meditation apps: Explore apps that offer free beginner-friendly guided sessions, perfect for easing into your practice.
  5. Be gentle with yourself: Remember, meditation is a journey, and there's no "right" way to do it. Allow yourself to embrace imperfection and let go of expectations.
It's time to give yourself the gift of peace and tranquillity through meditation. Let's take that first step together towards a calmer mind and a happier you! Try this 2 minute meditation along with our Occupational Therapist, Catherine Wells.



Each of these techniques work with our nervous system to initiate a relaxation response in the body.


  • How did it feel for you?
  • Did you feel more relaxed?
  • Would you be willing to try this everyday, for a month to really assess the benefits?

Feel free to discuss this in the comments of the video on our YouTube Channel.

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