Some people think Meditation is about ‘stopping’ the brain from thinking, but I find it quite the opposite. I see it as a chance to hear your thoughts, to notice the minds chatter (sometimes I find it quite humorous to notice how many things I would have impulsively done in that 10mins!) To me its about connecting back in with my body, and a chance to just observe.
Our inner being has all the answers we need to hear, but life has us all running around so hectic, and on top the ADHD brain is always popping away like popcorn with thoughts that just keep our body in a heightened and overwhelmed state.
Listen to some of my meditations below
We all need to take time to relax and feel connected to ourselves, so I have recorded some meditations below in the hope to inspire you to stop and enjoy being present with yourself, because you deserve it!
Why I decided to become a meditation teacher:
I have been trying to meditate since I was a teenager, I wouldn’t say with a whole heap of success because my approach was a little wrong. What I was trying to do was stop my brain and stop my thoughts, and felt like I was just failing all the time. For me, I wanted to understand the different forms of meditation, find what worked for me. What I realised was that even sitting and relaxing my body and just noticing my thoughts were wandering was resetting my nervous system and I was still benefiting.
I have listened to so many guided meditations over the years, but everything has to be just right, and I struggled to find that all in one…the music can’t be too pingy in my ears as they are sensitive, so it has to be smooth and balanced, their voice has to be flowing and calm and not go high and low for me to not get annoyed and frustrated and sink into a relaxed state…the list goes on…plus…I can easily loose focus! So I decided to make my own meditations as I can make them just right….sounds a little crazy but it works for me.
I run a Meditation and Women’s Circle business alongside my ADHD Coach offering, which is all about self-love and self-acceptance and growing into who we are, I love taking people into a relaxed state because I know how hard it can be, but as a collective, the energy of many in a relaxed state, helps everyone involved to relax.
The Believe Revolution
There are a variety of different types of meditation:
Body Scan/Progressive Relaxation Meditation = Relaxing (focusing on relaxing all aspects of your body)
Chakra Meditation = Visualisation (visualising the colours of the 7x chakras)
Concentration Meditation = Focusing (focusing on an object)
Insightful Meditation = Focusing
(Formal: Yoga using Breath and Posture)
(Informal: Being completely in the present moment, experiencing complete awareness in any daily activity)
Mantra Meditation = Verbal (repeating a word or phrase)
Mindfulness Meditation = Observing (allowing thoughts to flow freely, breath)
Movement Meditation = Movement (Free body movement, dance, wiggle)
Positive Word Meditation = Verbal (repeating a list of positive words: I AM >>>, I AM >>>)
Transcendental Meditation = Verbal (repeating a word or phrase)
Vibrational Meditation = Feeling (making a sound and allowing it to vibrate through your body to promote relaxation)
Walking Meditation = Awareness (focusing on Actions and sensations)
Zen Meditation = Awareness (hear sounds and feel sensations)
It is wonderful to catch a meditation here and there when you get a chance if you have a spare 10 mins in your day somewhere, but for your regular meditation sessions you should try and set aside a special place