Free Meditations from Mindfulness for Health (You Are Not Your Pain)
All of the meditations on this page are taken from our book Mindfulness for Health: A Practical Guide to Relieving Pain, Reducing Stress and Restoring Wellbeing. It’s published in the US as You Are Not Your Pain. The book contains the complete 8 week mindfulness course developed at the Breathworks Centre.
‘A beautiful and compassionate book, Mindfulness for Health will put you back in touch with the extraordinary person you already are’ Professor Mark Williams, University of Oxford
‘This book provides an extremely effective and elegant mind-body approach to healing . . . Highly recommended’ Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, author of Full Catastrophe Living and Coming to Our Senses
‘In a world of much suffering this book is a gift of wisdom and practical help’ Professor Paul Gilbert, PhD, OBE, author of The Compassionate Mind
Breathing Anchor Meditation
Meditation can be simple and does not require any special equipment. This meditation demonstrates the basic technique and takes just eight minutes. It will leave you profoundly relaxed. The meditation can take 10-20 seconds before it begins to play.
Three Minute Breathing Space
This is a mini-meditation that can put you back in control of your life when it starts to slip between your fingers. It acts as a bridge between the longer, formal meditations detailed in our book Mindfulness for Health and the demands of everyday life.
You breathe 22,000 times every day. How many are you really aware of?
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‘This book is inspiring. Against a backdrop of beautiful art, Danny Penman’s gentle words explain clearly how breathing, known since ancient times as the foundation for living mindfully, can become, for any of us, a way to reclaim our lives.’ Mark Williams, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford.