Meditation brings many benefits to those who practice. It helps solve problems like:
- physical pain
- post-traumatic stress disorder
- fear of failure
Meditation also strengthens the positive aspects of life:
- peak performance
- positive relationships
- positive motivation
- healthy behaviors (diet, exercise)
- quality sleep
- life satisfaction
In short, meditation is very good stuff! Of course, you already knew that because news reports have made this information clear for years now, and you're the type to have paid attention to that.
However, it's one thing to know that meditation is good for you, and another thing to practice it regularly.
That's where I might be useful to you. I'm a regular guy with stress, pressure, natural laziness, and a tendency to want to find the shortcut solution to any problem if I possibly can. And yet I meditate daily, despite those facts (or is that because of them?).
As a regular guy, I've learned strategies which are both straightforward to practice and highly effective. When I teach meditation, I do so while keeping in mind your challenges with stress, time pressure, and your motivational reality. Together we find practices which truly fit you, and which help you so much that you naturally keep coming back to them.
After learning Mindfulness Meditation from it's founder, Jon Kabat-Zinn, I practiced and taught Mindfulness for a decade. Then I encountered a newer form of meditation called Mindful Self-compassion while on a retreat at a desert monastery. Mindful Self-compassion meditation resonated deeply with me, and so I sought and trained with the founders - Kristin Neff and Chris Germer.
I think you will love learning Mindful Self-compassion because it brings a kind and comfortable warmth to the present-in-this-moment practice of mindfulness, and is deeply healing.
Please contact me if you would like to learn how to practice Mindful Self-compassion Meditation in my conveniently located Fort Worth office.
Wayne Martin, LCSW
(817) 456-3489 1751 River Run, suite 200, Fort Worth, TX 76107