Practical Meditation's online school offers short courses on how to learn to meditate.
These courses contain mindfulness meditation practices that can be used at home and in the workplace. Practical Meditation can also tailor courses to suit your needs.
These guided meditations are short mindfulness practices to help you drop into the present moment, recorded by barrister and meditation teacher Gillian Higgins.
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.
Practical Meditation tailors meditation sessions for groups of professionals either at the workplace or by arrangement at The Chambers of 9 Bedford Row in London. Practical Meditation can also create a branded E-course for use in the workplace.
Gillian Higgins has designed meditation courses for barristers, solicitors, mediators and accountants. To read a review of her sessions in London, click The Evening Standard.
Whether it's a one-off class for beginners, a 1-2-1 session or several sessions focusing on themes such as stress, sleep, decision-making or how meditation can help to reduce anxiety, a course can be tailored for you.
"Having personally subscribed to and undertaken the 7 day course, experienced its immediate benefit first hand, I signposted it to all our associates, friends, and extensive network of contacts as an essential tool to help relieve the 'distresses' of an increasingly hectic and demanding professional and private life. An immediate tonic and aid to improving wellbeing and performance." - Ian Hynes, CEO Intersol Global
"I found the 7-Day Introduction to Meditation course easy to follow and understand. As a complete beginner, I needed something to kick start my practice and this course helped enormously. Thank you!" - Sue, Teacher from Gloucester
"I have always wanted to find out more about meditation, but never seemed to have the time. After signing up for one of Gill's courses, I gained confidence in my practice and got the answers to many questions I had about meditation, which were part of the course materials. I would highly recommend it." - Joanna, medical student, London
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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.