The following mindfulness meditation practices can be used at home or in the workplace when you want to take a few moments for yourself.
Conscious Breathing Practice: The conscious breathing meditation practice uses the breath as a point of anchor, a place to return to when your mind starts to wander. A short and effective practice to restore a sense of calm.
The Three Minute Breathing Space: This practice is aimed at bringing us into the present moment. Step out of automatic pilot mode for just three minutes and feel the effect.
Uniqueness of Breath: This meditation centres on the uniqueness of each breath. Noticing any sensations or thoughts as they arise, the breath can be used as an anchor to the present moment when the mind starts to wander.
The Body Scan: This is a central practice of mindfulness meditation and helps us to connect with our bodies and in doing so, disconnect the mind from its ideas, opinions, beliefs and judgements.
Sounds and Thoughts: This meditation helps us to understand that we can let both sounds and thoughts come and go, without attachment. In this way, we can gain space to decide how best to respond.
Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditation: This meditation introduces the resonant sound of a Tibetan singing bowl. Here, we use the sound of the bowl as an anchor to our present experience.
Nature's Sounds Meditation: This guided meditation uses the sounds of nature as an anchor to the present moment.
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Gillian Higgins established Practical Meditation in 2016. She qualified as a meditation teacher with the British School of Meditation in the same year and has been meditating for the past 4 years. She is passionate about using meditation practically in the workplace. Last year, she designed and led meditation sessions for barristers, solicitors, mediators and accountants in and around London.
In her other life, Gillian is an international criminal law barrister and specialises in war crimes and crimes against humanity at an international level having appeared before the International Criminal Court and the UN ad-hoc International Tribunals in The Hague and Tanzania. She practices from The Chambers of 9 Bedford Row.