Struggling with Meditation?: Our Experts’ Favorite Resources
Are You Struggling With Meditation?
In our Stress Elimination Summits, our expert speakers often tout the benefits of meditation. But, I also hear from many of our participants that they struggle to find a tool or a method that works for them. So, I put out a call to my friends and experts in the field of reducing stress and asked them to share their favorites. So, if you are someone who is currently struggling with meditation, read on to see what they had to say!
Julianna Raye – Unified Mindfulness
Julianna Raye, CEO and Head Trainer for Unified Mindfulness recommends their FREE Interactive Mindfulness Training Program. The CORE training gives you everything you need whether you are struggling with meditation or just want to deepen your own mindfulness meditation practice. Check it out at www.unifiedmindfulness.com/core
Our friend Jeffrey called us to task on this one. He said, “you can’t hack meditation.” Touche Jeffrey! But, he DID recommend a few of his favorite resources:
- Mindfulness in Plain English
- Be Here Now Podcast (especially the first 20 episodes or so)
- Sitting. Just sitting. Ass in chair, close your eyes, and breathe. Just breathe.
You can learn more about Jeffrey by visiting www.jeffreyzurofsky.com
Mike Govoni of Healing Beyond Recovery had several recommendations for those who might be struggling with meditation.
- For retreats or learning the traditional teachings and practice of vipassana (which means, to see things clearly), Mike recommends Spirit Rock or Insight Meditation Society
- Apps: Insight Timer or Headspace
- MBSR – Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for people suffering from conditions and/or pain in which mainstream medicine has no more options for treatment.
- Books: Mindfulness for Beginners, and Mindfulness by Joseph Goldstein
You can learn more about Mike by visiting www.mikegovoni.com
Kate’s favorite resource is the Calm App. The Jeff Warren meditations are her favorite.
You can find Kate at www.thesoberschool.com
Michael says he’ll never forget this book and it still applies today:
Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment by Thaddeus Golas
You can learn more about Michael and his work at www.sugaraddiction.com
What Are My Favorites?
I am one of those people who struggled to find a meditation practice that felt right to me. Here are a few resources that I recommend:
- Transcendental Meditation and the book Transcendence. My entire family has been trained in TM. My youngest started when he was just 5 years old.
- Apps: There are a number of relaxation apps that I recommend. I did a blog post about it a while back. You can check out the list HERE.
- Binaural Beats
What are your favorite meditation resources that you use or recommend for those who struggle with meditation? Let’s share and get a great list going!