Typically, on a 1:1 consultation, I invite you to do a short, grounding meditation before we dive in. It’s optional, and many people say yes.
I guide you to take a few deep breaths, leave the gunk of the day, week, and year behind, and come into this present moment.
You clarify what you’d like to get from the conversation. And how you choose to show up.
Often, when we come out of it, the person across the screen says: “That was great! I need to meditate more.”
I’m not going to extol the virtues of meditation. You’ve heard it before.
What I do want to share is that it can help you leave whatever situation in which you feel stuck and unhappy, especially a job.
Meditation helps you slow down, step off the hamster wheel and regain calm.
That’s what most of the women I work with want. Especially in a world feeling exceedingly out of control, taking a few minutes to come back to your senses, and even some peace, can only be good for everyone.
Here are a few meditation apps, including my favorites. The first two are paid and Insight Timer has a great free version, with an upgrade to paid.
1. Calm.com – My gateway meditation app. I love how it’s grown and I still use it, but not as much. The Matthew McConaughey Sleep Story is worth the price of a subscription. Apparently, no one can stay awake through it, and it’s become a go-to for my insomnia.
2. Headspace – Many WILL Members love this one and the main teacher has a sweet British accent. I’ve never used it because I’ve been so happy with Calm. Until I dove into…
3. Insight Timer This is now my happy meditation home. I started with the free version, which is great, and upgraded to paid. I also like that I can support teachers directly with a paid contribution to their work.
I love the flexibility of it – you can set your own “Timer” with lots of ways to customize it. And I particularly LOVE all the Yoga Nidra options. I had never heard of Yoga Nidra before last year. It’s also known as NSDR or Non-Sleep Deep Rest.
It’s an amazing way to reset your nervous system and my favorite teacher on Insight Timer is Ally Boothroyd. Here’s a link to my favorite 26-minute Yoga Nidra with her on Insight Timer.
(You can also find her on YouTube but that has become a dangerous sinkhole of Taylor Swift and Bethenny Frankel reels for me, so I’m staying away! Yes it’s free, but I can’t get my time back, so I’m actively avoiding that red zone.)
If you try them out, let me know what you like/don’t, or what meditation apps you’re loving.
If you want to have your own experience of a personalized grounding and consultation, let’s meet across a screen sometime soon. Book schedule a call here.