Learn how to enter the relaxed and peaceful state described as ‘just being’ in the present moment. Includes short mindfulness exercises to incorporate into your day-to-day to help you manage stress and feel more at one with yourself.
Three soothing and reassuring guided meditations teach you how to just be in the simple ‘here and now’. Includes mindfulness, breath awareness, acceptance, self-compassion and relaxation techniques. Giving yourself permission to be in the ‘here and now’ without trying to achieve anything or go anywhere naturally quietens the ‘racing mind’, releases physical stress and promotes inner peace.
Overall playing time – 70 mins
Suitable for beginners and advanced.
Available in MP3 download only.
‘Being Present’ is the second in the series – Compassionate Mindfulness: a collection of deeply relaxing guided meditations, combined with simple everyday exercises. Showing how living mindfully and with self-compassion acts as a powerful antidote to modern day stress, and supports health and wellbeing. This album focuses on how to gain peace of mind by just being in the simple ‘here and now’ around you.
When we are hijacked by our busy minds, most of our waking hours are spent thinking about the future or the past. Our thoughts directly affect our current physical and psychological state. Stressful thoughts directly give rise to physical and emotional imbalances which impact on our long-term health and well-being. Learning to give ourselves ‘time out’ in the simple ‘here and now’ is a really effective way of soothing the mind and calming the nervous system. Neuroscience shows that when we come away from the part of our brain that deals with thinking, and focus on our senses instead, the body’s natural relaxation response is triggered so that equilibrium can be restored.
‘Being Present’ shows you how to use your breath, attention and attitude to sit back and rest in the simple sensations of the ‘here and now’. Each meditation track on this album is followed by a short track suggesting how to easily incorporate what the meditation has taught you into your everyday life.
*These meditations are taken from ‘Conscious Process’, a twelve-week programme to support health.
Track 1 – Breathing for Relaxation (25:24 min)
Track 2 – Day-to-Day Awareness Practice (07:58 min)
Track 3 – Being In the Here and Now (23:22 min)
Track 4 – Day-to-Day Awareness Practice (05:15 min)
Track 5 – Loving Kindness (24:27 min)
Track 6 – Day-to-Day Awareness Practice (04:46 min)
Music – “Trance 2, and Zen Zen – Silencio Music”
Licensed by www.silenciomusic.co.uk
Reviews for Compassionate Mindfulness 2
"The tracks on this album are very soothing & relaxing, with excellent suggestions for slowing down, breathing and coming into the present moment. With the lovely soothing background music, this is the best mindfulness CD I have. I love the reminders – just what I need!" - Pam Holand
"I find all your albums useful. I use meditation to help me cope with chronic pain. Very many thanks for your work, and your lovely relaxing voice." - Barbara Kushner
"I love all of the meditations on this album. I sink into my bed as if were made of dough and loose myself in relaxing loving kindness. Though I may start out as choppy waters on a lake, I slowly calm the winds, with a few gusts here and there that eventually settle. I often find I resolve things as I'm relaxing. Problems unravel and I find a decision unfolding. Or different perspectives appearing. They are great on many levels." - Sarah Flegg
"The meditation audio course is a little nugget of calm in my day!"
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"Your relaxation meditation CDs are the best I've heard. You make meditation seem very natural, comfortable and easy." - Gina Langridge, Surrey
"I can honestly say that I have found this to be THE best, most helpful (and enjoyable!) mind body technique I have ever experienced!"
Tracy Street, Bedfordshire
"Your voice ought to go global..... it is so soothing!"
Tony Rudall, Teacher
"You have a lovely gentle approach, your words are very powerful and you have a natural ability to express things in an understandable way." - Joanne Dales, Lincoln
"I’ve found your guided meditation CD’s one of the best tools to keep me calm." - David Fletcher, Sheffield
"Listening to Linda Hall's guided meditations has helped me deal very effectively with the stress and insomnia. Her tapes have also eased the chronic pain issues I have been struggling with. Thanks, Linda. Your guided meditations have made a huge difference in my life!" - Katherine Kavanaugh Doud, Kalamazoo, U.S.
"Linda's meditations are beautiful, she has such a gentle calming voice; her meditations take you into a world of peace, positivity, strength and absolute tranquillity. I would recommend these meditations to anyone and everyone. You will feel soothed and uplifted" - Joanne Williams