Day 2 – Peaceful Guided Meditation

For more info about the 28 Days of Peace and Well-being go here – This post takes less than a minute to read and the downloadable meditation is 20 minutes long.

The above picture is a bit tongue in cheek – I’m sure many of us would wish to be abroad, in warm sunshine, lying in a hammock, listening to gently lapping waves… Ah well. In the absence of that maybe we can go somewhere in our imagination.

Today, if you wish, just listen to the following guided meditation. As this weeks theme is mindful awareness the meditation begins with an awareness of and relaxing into, with acceptance, our mind, body and emotions. Then we go somewhere very peaceful, a place that is special to you, either real or imagined and focus on becoming as relaxed as possible.

Many studies have shown that taking even just 15 minutes 2-3 times a week to consciously relax makes a notable difference to our stress levels, health and general well-being. For a fairly passive activity that’s remarkable!

If you are very short of time, or have forgotten to make some time for yourself during the day you could always listen to the following meditation as you fall asleep. I have made the coming back to wakefulness bit at the end as gentle as possible so it won’t disturb sleep.

To download please click on the three vertical dots.


Published by Catherine Strang

I have been passionate about health and well-being since my teenage years when a health problem prompted me to use diet to regain my strength. By the end of the 80's I was working as a chef in a Rudolf Steiner based vegetarian cafe in Edinburgh and this led me (through working with some very alternatives types!) to pursue a career as a massage therapist and healer, which I began in 1990. Since then I have trained in many different forms of therapy, including Hypnotherapy, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming), EmoTrance (a form of deeply mindful emotional processing). I retired completely from bodywork in 2017 and at present only occasionally work as a 1:1 therapist. My focus now is teaching and I have been doing this since 1991 when I taught Aromatherapy and massage courses for the Edinburgh Council Adult Education Programme, by the time I finished these courses in 2000 I had also taught aromatherapy/massage sessions across Edinburgh in Community Centers, Health Projects and a variety of other non profit organisations. By this time however I was beginning to develop Stress Management and later Meditation and personal development courses/sessions and was including corporate settings as well as private teaching events. The list of places I have taught in is extensive and over the past three decades I've no doubt forgotten quite a few! I am dedicated to personal development, health and meditation and bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to each session. I am well aware of the struggles, often hidden from work colleagues, that many go through during the course of their life and endeavor always to be kind, non-intrusive and in a work setting discreet.

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