What is Meditation?
Meditation is a practice that involves focusing or clearing your mind using a combination of mental and physical techniques.
You can meditate to relax, and reduce anxiety and stress, it helps with our physical mental, and emotional health.
The practice of meditation is thousands of years old, and different forms come from around the world. But modern science has only started studying this practice in detail during the last few decades. Some of the biggest leaps in science’s understanding of meditation have only been possible thanks to modern technology.
On the outside, someone who’s meditating might not seem to be doing anything other than breathing or repeating a sound or phrase over and over.
Inside their brain, however, it’s an entirely different story. Modern diagnostic and imaging techniques, like electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans, show that meditation can positively affect your brain and mental health.
This is why it is so helpful for elderly people and those who are troubled with health problems
Hi, I'm Lisa,
I live and work on the Wirral Peninsula
I'm an Energy health mentor, Reiki practitioner, and Qualified Meditation teacher
I have a current online DBS, Healthcare Certificate, and Trained in first aid, moving & Handling with two years of Health care Assistance experience.
I'm naturally drawn to working with residential care homes and Nursing homes after working as a health care worker.
Classes are calm and adapted for the elderly. Sitting in armchairs with as much or as little involvement as the individual wished to participate in.
Guided Mindfulness meditation
classes are 1 Hour sessions at your location
Chair-based suitable senior
Music supplies and no other equipment are needed.
methods Mindfulness meditation
Mindfulness - Place attention on an object such as sound or breathing. When our attention wanders, we remind ourselves to return to the present moment again and again.
With practice, the gap between our meditation practice and our day-to-day life shrinks. And gradually we begin to use our meditation experience to be more present in our lives.
Visualization - invites us to focus on a mental image of something or someone. Guide you on a visual journey, which can be profoundly relaxing.
Loving-kindness - This practice focuses on directing positive energy and goodwill initially to ourselves, and then to others, which helps us let go of any unhappy feelings we may be experiencing.
Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation
10 reasons to meditate
Research has documented many health benefits of regular meditation practice. Here are 10 of them:
Reduced stress: Meditation may decrease stress. It can also improve symptoms of stress-related conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and fibromyalgia.
Improved memory: Better focus through regular meditation may increase memory and mental clarity. These benefits can help fight age-related memory loss and dementia.
Increased attention: Meditation helps with attention span, allowing you to stay focused longer.
Enhanced willpower: Meditation develops the mental discipline needed to avoid unhelpful habits.
Better sleep: Meditation can shorten the time it takes to fall asleep and improve sleep quality.
Less pain: Meditation can reduce pain and boost emotion regulation. Together with medical care, this may help treat chronic pain.
Less anxiety: Regular meditation helps reduce anxiety. It can also help with mental health issues like social anxiety, fears, and obsessive-compulsive behaviors.
Less depression: Meditation can help reduce the occurrence of depression.
Greater compassion: Meditation can help you better understand yourself, find your best self, and increase positive feelings and actions toward others.