Meditation365 and Sleep Deprivation

Meditation and Mindfulness to Relieve Sleep Deprivation- Meditation365

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Do you lie awake at night Worrying, Stressing, feeling Anxious, Overthinking or incessantly planning?

Don’t worry, You are not alone! A large percentage of the population have trouble sleeping. But at Meditation365 we believe that every one of us has the Capability to be able to Relax and get some well deserved shut eye.

We teach you Simple Meditative Techniques to be able to take your attention off of the distractions. One of the definitions of Meditation which we like is- “Meditation is a period of time spent where I choose where my attention goes”

That is a pretty big deal… choosing where to put your Focus and attention. The flip side of that is not knowing where your attention is going to be from one moment to the next! God knows what the next thought that pops into my head will be or the next worry, Stress or reason to get Anxious. This is a very uncomfortable place to be. (Does this sound familiar to you?) We are generally easily distracted by whatever comes to our attention.

When you can begin to manage your attention and choose where it resides… life becomes easier, you develop more of a Focus and you tend to allow your Body and Mind to Relax. That which you give your attention to comes to life.

At Meditation365 we teach you to develop your Focus, Presence and also to begin to comfortably relax into your whole being. It is required that you be able to do this to live a Healthy life. All you need to do this, you already have… Some guidance is helpful! Which we provide.

Meditation365 teaches people from all walks of life in person at our clinic in Ballybunion or at your own residence. We offer our services via telephone (which is becoming ever more popular and a Handsfree set required) and also via Skype over the internet.                                                                                                                                                                           We also teach via our One-Day Workshops which are held throughout the country including our Clinic in Ballybunion. Calendar of Events

You have the Power to change your circumstances with some Simple Focus. Feel free to contact us for a free consultation.

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Mindfulness & Meditation for overthinking

The Racing Mind Mindfulness & Meditation for Overthinking.

Meditation365 and Overthinking

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The Racing Mind or Overthinking is a plight most people are well aware of. The incessant planning, reviewing, sorting, wishing, If only…, I should’ve, I could’ve, I would have’s…. A scourge on the Peace and Quiet of most of us.

Thinking is the single most energy consuming activity most of us undertake. It is draining, becomes confusing, creates a Foggy haead space and directs our attention to ridiculous places.

A Simple but Profound realisation in people who practice Mindfulness or Meditation is that thoughts are but energy and are not as real as we have given them credit for. When you can notice your thoughts form a space of Presence and objectivity, you begin to realise that you are not obliged to play along with every thought that pops into your head. You become the Master of your thoughts, not the other way around.

Practicing Mindfulness & Meditation bring about a naturally occurring sense of Empowerment. You begin to be able to create and realise the quiet space within which has always been there. You begin to align with your centre again. Meditation365 offers you the Simple and Practical skill set to deal with overthinking.

Meditation offers you Simple and Practical Guidance to be able to Calm an Overactive Mind and create a Healthy sense of detachment from your thoughts. We all have the Capability to do this!

Please join us at our Clinic in Ballybunion in person with a specifically designed and tailored program to suit your needs or at a Private Group Workshop.                                                                          You can avail of our services via Skype or via Moblile phone (Handsfree set required and we call you). 

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Mindfulness in Ireland

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Benefits of Mindfulness/Meditation in Kerry & Mindfulness in Ireland: Practices for Improving Emotional and Physical Well–Being

Benefits of Mindfulness/Meditation in Ireland
Practices for Improving Emotional and Physical

Well-Being
Key Points

Practicing mindfulness improves both mental and physical health.
Mindfulness involves both concentration (a form of meditation) and acceptance. Deliberately pay attention to thoughts and sensations without judgment.
It takes practice to become comfortable with mindfulness techniques. If one method doesn’t work for you, try another.

It’s a busy world. You fold the laundry while keeping one eye on the kids and another on the television. You plan your day while listening to the radio and commuting to work, and then plan your weekend. But in the rush to accomplish necessary tasks, you may find yourself losing your connection with the present moment—missing out on what you’re doing and how you’re feeling. Did you notice whether you felt well-rested this morning or that forsythia is in bloom along your route to work?

Mindfulness is the practice of focusing your attention on the present moment and accepting it without judgement. Mindfulness is now being examined scientifically and has been found to be a key element in happiness.
There are Ancient roots with modern applications

Mindfulness has roots in Buddhism, but most religions include some type of prayer or meditation technique that helps shift your thoughts away from your usual preoccupations toward an appreciation of the moment and a larger perspective on life.

Mindfulness improves well being

Increasing your capacity for mindfulness supports many attitudes that contribute to a satisfied life.
Mindfulness makes it easier to enjoy the pleasures in life as they occur, helps you become fully engaged in activities, and creates a greater capacity to deal with adverse events.
By focusing on the here and now, many people who practice mindfulness find that they are less likely to get caught up in worries about the future or regrets over the past, are less preoccupied with concerns about success and self-esteem, and are better able to form deep connections with others.

Mindfulness improves physical health

If greater well-being isn’t enough of an incentive, scientists have discovered the Benefits of Mindfulness/Meditation in Ireland techniques help improve physical health in a number of ways. Mindfulness can:

help relieve stress
treat heart disease
lower blood pressure
reduce chronic pain
improve sleep
alleviate gastrointestinal difficulties

Mindfulness improves mental health

Psychotherapists have turned to mindfulness meditation as an important element in the treatment of a number of problems, including:

depression
substance abuse
eating disorders
couples’ conflicts
anxiety disorders
obsessive-compulsive disorder

Some experts believe that mindfulness works, in part, by helping people to accept their experiences—including painful emotions—rather than react to them with aversion and avoidance.

It’s become increasingly common for mindfulness meditation to be combined with psychotherapy, especially cognitive behavioral therapy. This development makes good sense, since both meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy share the common goal of helping people gain perspective on irrational, maladaptive, and self-defeating thoughts.
Mindfulness Techniques

There is more than one way to practice mindfulness, but the goal of any mindfulness technique is to achieve a state of alert, focused relaxation by deliberately paying attention to thoughts and sensations. This allows the mind to re-focus on the present moment. All mindfulness techniques are a form of meditation.

Mindfulness meditation – Sit quietly and focus on your natural breathing or on a word or “mantra” that you repeat silently. Allow thoughts to come and go without judgment and return to your focus on breath or mantra.

You will notice subtle body sensations such as an itch or tingling just let them pass. Notice each part of your body in succession from head to toe.

Sensory – Notice sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touches. Name them “sight,” “sound,” “smell,” “taste,” or “touch” without judgment and let them go.

Emotions – Allow emotions to be present without judgment. Practice a steady and relaxed naming of emotions: “joy,” “anger,” “frustration.”

Accept the presence of the emotions without judgment and let them go.

Urge surfing – Cope with cravings (for addictive substances or behaviors) and allow them to pass. Notice how your body feels as the craving enters. Replace the wish for the craving to go away with the certain knowledge that it will subside.
Meditation and other practices that foster mindfulness

Mindfulness can be cultivated through mindfulness meditation, a systematic method of focusing your attention.

You can learn to meditate on your own, following instructions in books or on tape. However, you may benefit from the support of an instructor or group to answer questions and help you stay motivated. Look for someone using meditation in a way compatible with your beliefs and goals.

If you have a medical condition, you may prefer a medically oriented program that incorporates meditation. Ask your physician or hospital about local groups. Insurance companies increasingly cover the cost of meditation instruction.
Getting started on your own

Some types of meditation primarily involve concentration—repeating a phrase or focusing on the sensation of breathing, allowing the parade of thoughts that inevitably arise to come and go. Concentration meditation techniques, as well as other activities such as tai chi or yoga, can induce the well-known relaxation response, which is very valuable in reducing the body’s response to stress.

Mindfulness/meditation builds upon concentration practices. Here’s how it works:

Go with the flow of what ever is happening. In mindfulness meditation, once you establish concentration, you observe the flow of inner thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations without judging any of them as good or bad.

Pay attention. You also notice external sensations such as sounds, sights, and touch that make up your moment-to-moment experience. The challenge is not to latch onto a particular idea, emotion, or sensation, or to get caught in thinking about the past or the future. Instead you watch what comes and goes in your mind, and discover which mental habits produce a feeling of well-being or suffering.
Stay with it. At times, this process may not seem relaxing at all, but over time it provides a key to greater happiness and self-awareness as you become comfortable with a wider and wider range of your experiences.

Practice acceptance

Above all, mindfulness practice involves accepting whatever arises in your awareness at each moment. It involves being kind and forgiving toward yourself.

Some tips to keep in mind:

Gently redirect. If your mind wanders into planning, daydream, or criticism, notice where it has gone and gently redirect it to sensations in the present.
Try and try again. If you miss your intended meditation session, you simply start again.

By practicing accepting your experience during meditation, it becomes easier to accept whatever comes your way during the rest of your day.
Cultivate mindfulness informally

In addition to formal meditation, you can also cultivate mindfulness informally by focusing your attention on your moment-to-moment sensations during everyday activities. This is done by single-tasking—doing one thing at a time and giving it your full attention. As you floss your teeth, pet the dog, or eat an apple, slow down the process and be fully present as it unfolds and involves all of your senses.
Exercises to try on your own

If mindfulness meditation appeals to you, going to a class or listening to a meditation tape can be a good way to start. In the meantime, here are two mindfulness exercises you can try on your own.
Practicing mindfulness meditation

This exercise teaches basic mindfulness meditation.

Sit on a straight-backed chair or cross-legged on the floor.
Focus on an aspect of your breathing, such as the sensations of air flowing into your nostrils and out of your mouth, or your belly rising and falling as you inhale and exhale.
Once you’ve narrowed your concentration in this way, begin to widen your focus. Become aware of sounds, sensations, and your ideas.
Embrace and consider each thought or sensation without judging it good or bad. If your mind starts to race, return your focus to your breathing. Then expand your awareness again.

Invest in yourself

The effects of mindfulness meditation tend to be dose-related — the more you do, the more effect it usually has. Most people find that it takes at least 20 minutes for the mind to begin to settle, so this is a reasonable way to start. If you’re ready for a more serious commitment, Jon Kabat-Zinn recommends 45 minutes of meditation at least six days a week. But you can get started by practicing the techniques described here for shorter periods.
Learning to stay in the present

A less formal approach to mindfulness can also help you to stay in the present and fully participate in your life. You can choose any task or moment to practice informal mindfulness, whether you are eating, showering, walking, touching a partner, or playing with a child or grandchild. Attending to these points will help:

Start by bringing your attention to the sensations in your body
Breathe in through your nose, allowing the air downward into your lower belly. Let your abdomen expand fully.
Now breathe out through your mouth
Notice the sensations of each inhalation and exhalation
Proceed with the task at hand slowly and with full deliberation
Engage your senses fully. Notice each sight, touch, and sound so that you savor every sensation.

When you notice that your mind has wandered from the task at hand, gently bring your attention back to the sensations of the moment.

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Mindfulness and Meditation for Stress Relief

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Stress is one of the most common reasons why people are drawn Mindfulness and Meditation. Stress can be quite an uncomfortable experience for all involved and likened to a Virus, tends to be Contagious!

I use the example of a child and how a child learns and grows. As a child you literally soak up our Environment. It is how you grow and develop so quickly and effectively. As a child you are like a sponge, soaking up what you see, hear, taste, feel and smell! If as a child you are subject to an environment on a daily basis, where your elders are Stressed, you can learn to gradually experience yourself through Stress. It is what you have learnt. Now if you aren’t taught to become aware of this Stress which resides within your body and then to release it, you might grow up to become a Stressed-out person.

When you are a Stressed you literally have Stressful energy residing within your body, which from time to time “Flares” up. When it flares up, you experience Stress.

Practising Mindfulness and Meditation brings Awareness to these Flare-ups and you find you begin to have a choice in either continuing being Stressed or not!

Meditation365 offers you the Skills and Tools to deal with Stress within the body and to then “keep on top of it.” We offer you the tools to release old and stagnant Stressful energy from the body with Ease and from the Present moment.

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Mindfulness for Anxiety in kerry

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Mindfulness for Anxiety  & Meditation for Anxiety     How to treat Anxiety through practising Mindfulness & Meditation

Anxiety along with Stress is another of the most prevailing “negative” recurring experiences of people who find themselves drawn to Mindfulness & Meditation.

Like Stress, it is literally a useless energy which reside within the body and along with a racing mind, can “flare up” recurringly.

Anxiety stems from an underlying mis-understanding that “I’m not quite right”. “I have that thing to do and I don’t believe that I am capable of handling the situation”. It is just an experience, an underlying imbalance of energies. Anxiety sits for most people, within the abdomen area. When you can bring Awareness to it, and learn a Simple technique in which you can release it, you begin to free yourself form it’s debilitating dis-comfort.

Meditation365 offer you these Skills and Tools to begin to manage how you experience yourself.

There is no need to experience yourself in Anxiety again! Contact Meditation365 now to begin to take your power back.

In recent years there has been a steady stream of research showing the power of mindfulness meditation to reduce anxiety. Until now, the specific brain mechanisms of how meditation relieves anxiety at a neural level were unknown.

On June 3, 2013 researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center published a study titled “Neural Correlates of Mindfulness Meditation-Related Anxiety Relief” in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience which identifies brain regions activated by mindfulness meditation

Anxiety is a cognitive state connected to an inability to regulate your emotional responses to perceived threats. Mindfulness meditation strengthens a person’s cognitive ability to regulate emotions. “Although we’ve known that meditation can reduce anxiety, we hadn’t identified the specific brain mechanisms involved in relieving anxiety in healthy individuals,” said Fadel Zeidan, Ph.D., postdoctoral research fellow in neurobiology and anatomy at Wake Forest Baptist and lead author of the study. “In this study, we were able to see which areas of the brain were activated and which were deactivated during meditation-related anxiety relief.”

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Mindfulness for Anxiety

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Mindfulness for Anxiety  & Meditation for Anxiety     How to treat Anxiety through practising Mindfulness & Meditation

Anxiety along with Stress is another of the most prevailing “negative” recurring experiences of people who find themselves drawn to Mindfulness & Meditation.

Like Stress, it is literally a useless energy which reside within the body and along with a racing mind, can “flare up” recurringly.

Anxiety stems from an underlying mis-understanding that “I’m not quite right”. “I have that thing to do and I don’t believe that I am capable of handling the situation”. It is just an experience, an underlying imbalance of energies. Anxiety sits for most people, within the abdomen area. When you can bring Awareness to it, and learn a Simple technique in which you can release it, you begin to free yourself form it’s debilitating dis-comfort.

Meditation365 offer you these Skills and Tools to begin to manage how you experience yourself.

There is no need to experience yourself in Anxiety again! Contact Meditation365 now to begin to take your power back.

In recent years there has been a steady stream of research showing the power of mindfulness meditation to reduce anxiety. Until now, the specific brain mechanisms of how meditation relieves anxiety at a neural level were unknown.

On June 3, 2013 researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center published a study titled “Neural Correlates of Mindfulness Meditation-Related Anxiety Relief” in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience which identifies brain regions activated by mindfulness meditation

Anxiety is a cognitive state connected to an inability to regulate your emotional responses to perceived threats. Mindfulness meditation strengthens a person’s cognitive ability to regulate emotions. “Although we’ve known that meditation can reduce anxiety, we hadn’t identified the specific brain mechanisms involved in relieving anxiety in healthy individuals,” said Fadel Zeidan, Ph.D., postdoctoral research fellow in neurobiology and anatomy at Wake Forest Baptist and lead author of the study. “In this study, we were able to see which areas of the brain were activated and which were deactivated during meditation-related anxiety relief.”

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Meditation365, Mindfulness & Meditation courses, workshops, Events and One to One’s

 

Meditation365 offers Simple Mindfulness/Meditation Tools and Techniques to live more Fully and with Ease. We deliver Courses throughout Co.Kerry, Workshops throughout Ireland, One to One sessions from our Clinic in Ballybunion and Online Sessions Online Workshops. 

The benefits of beginning to practice either Mindfulness or Meditataion are far reaching. Much study has been conducted into the benefits and results of practicing Mindfulness & Meditation.

At Meditation 365, we see Mindfulness & Meditation as being the same thing. When one Meditates, one quietens down and one consciously begins to reside within the Present moment.

Through Meditation365, Mindfulness is about being conscious of when you are within the Present moment and when you are not. What we teach are some incredibly Simple and Practical Tools and Techniques first and foremost to be able to Meditate with Ease and then be able to harness the Meditative experience into every moment of our day. With Meditation365 We begin to be able to stay Aware and Present no matter the situation.

Being able to do this greatly improves your sense of Ease. You begin to be able to quieten your mind at will, De-Stress when things are getting on top of you and basically become much more well rounded!

When you can begin to master the many benefits of Mindfulness & Meditation you begin to take control back of you life and are able to deal and release Stress, Anxiety, Worry, Overthinking Depression and much more!

There is no need to be experiencing yourself in dis-comfort going forward and with Meditation365 you can learn to be able to choose how you wish to feel.

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Mindfulness and Meditation for Stress Relief in Kerry

Mindfulness and Meditation for Stress Relief Meditation 365

Stress is one of the most common reasons why people are drawn Mindfulness and Meditation. Stress can be quite an uncomfortable experience for all involved and likened to a Virus, tends to be Contagious!

I use the example of a child and how a child learns and grows. As a child you literally soak up our Environment. It is how you grow and develop so quickly and effectively. As a child you are like a sponge, soaking up what you see, hear, taste, feel and smell! If as a child you are subject to an environment on a daily basis, where your elders are Stressed, you can learn to gradually experience yourself through Stress. It is what you have learnt. Now if you aren’t taught to become aware of this Stress which resides within your body and then to release it, you might grow up to become a Stressed-out person.

When you are a Stressed you literally have Stressful energy residing within your body, which from time to time “Flares” up. When it flares up, you experience Stress.

Practising Mindfulness and Meditation brings Awareness to these Flare-ups and you find you begin to have a choice in either continuing being Stressed or not!

Meditation365 offers you the Skills and Tools to deal with Stress within the body and to then “keep on top of it.” We offer you the tools to release old and stagnant Stressful energy from the body with Ease and from the Present moment.

Mindfulness and Meditation for Stress Relief

Mindfulness and Meditation for Stress Relief Meditation 365

Stress is one of the most common reasons why people are drawn Mindfulness and Meditation. Stress can be quite an uncomfortable experience for all involved and likened to a Virus, tends to be Contagious!

I use the example of a child and how a child learns and grows. As a child you literally soak up our Environment. It is how you grow and develop so quickly and effectively. As a child you are like a sponge, soaking up what you see, hear, taste, feel and smell! If as a child you are subject to an environment on a daily basis, where your elders are Stressed, you can learn to gradually experience yourself through Stress. It is what you have learnt. Now if you aren’t taught to become aware of this Stress which resides within your body and then to release it, you might grow up to become a Stressed-out person.

When you are a Stressed you literally have Stressful energy residing within your body, which from time to time “Flares” up. When it flares up, you experience Stress.

Practising Mindfulness and Meditation brings Awareness to these Flare-ups and you find you begin to have a choice in either continuing being Stressed or not!

Meditation365 offers you the Skills and Tools to deal with Stress within the body and to then “keep on top of it.” We offer you the tools to release old and stagnant Stressful energy from the body with Ease and from the Present moment.