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Calm Sanctuary Sound Bath

Calm Sanctuary Sound Bath

In this 30-minute session, we enter the Sanctuary of Calm. I’ll be playing the handheld practitioner crystal singing bowls aligned to the chakras for this session. These are the only instruments except a chime at the very end. May it bring you peace and calm in your day. In Stereo, wear your headphones for best sound. Thank you for your support!

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A Mindful Way Through Anxiety

A Mindful Way Through Anxiety

If you live with anxiety, you might have considered meditation as a relief technique. But, is it effective for your situation? Earlier this year, I had a upsetting family situation back in my home state that arose my PTSD and anxiety with full force. At that time, the experience was terribly uncomfortable as my mind raced and my heart palpitated as anxiety took hold. At the time, I deepened my personal practice of meditation, mindfulness, and other practices that I use and teach. Additionally, I worked with a therapist specializing in mindfulness on a short term basis to unravel the...

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October Classes

October Classes

See below for what is available with the Online and the Madison Studios Our Theme for October is Calm Your Anxiety Online Studio All classes are recorded from the online studio and placed in the Meditation On-Demand Library or Applied Mindfulness classes are as an online course at Peaceful Wellness Institute. All times listed are in Central Time. This month’s classes featured classes with the Online studio: We continue with the Mindfulness for Stress Relief held Mondays and Tuesdays at 8:30 am CT (also as an online course) Held through end of October. Other classes include: Sundays Online Sound Bath...

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Autumn Equinox Sound Meditation

Autumn Equinox Sound Meditation

Watch the latest Sound Healing Meditation. As we prepare for the first day of Fall, we become mindful. The Equinox is about balance, not just of light and dark, but in all aspects of our lives. This marks the beginning of the contemplative time of year. During the meditation, we will experience sounds and vibrations of the singing bowls and instruments. Thank you for your donation to support Peaceful Wellness so we can provide this online Sound Healing Meditationand other donation-based classes. What is offered is in the tradition known as dana (pronounced “dah-na”), a Pali word meaning generosity. Dating...

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Change the Way You Cope with Stress

Change the Way You Cope with Stress

Counter the effects of negative thoughts by cultivating positive emotions So now that you’ve done the important work of quieting the mind, balancing your energy level, and becoming aware of the connection between your mind and body, you’re ready to begin putting these skills to work to help you effectively cope with the variety of situations you face every day. DID YOU KNOW: YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIVE OR WORK IN A PHYSICALLY DANGEROUS PLACE TO EXPERIENCE THE VERY  HARMFUL EFFECTS OF STRESS ON YOUR MIND AND BODY. Countering negative thoughts Unless you work in the kind of job that...

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Body Scan Meditation Benefits Stress

Body Scan Meditation Benefits Stress

You probably already know what stress feels like. Stress finds us on varying levels. We don’t have to look for it; it finds us. Whereas “rest” is something we must invite into our lives. We, as a society, must initiate rest. We often hear the term “stress,” often in phrases such as, “I’m so stressed out,” “I can’t take all the stress,” or “this job stress is giving me gray hair.” By definition, stress is a term for a biological response to physical or emotional threats, real or imagined, that bring about mental, physical or emotion strain. These mental, physical...

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Meditation Course Membership

Meditation Course Membership

Peaceful Wellness Institute has launched a new course membership and we invite you to participate. This membership gives you access to all of the courses available on Peaceful Wellness Institute (except the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training and the Inner Guide Training). If you would like to support your meditation practice with courses from a seasoned teacher and practitioner, enroll in this memebership so you can learn the techniques and deepen your experience. Mindfulness meditation helps you to see clearly, be compassionate with yourself and others, and learn to respond vs. react in situations. There are currently 24 courses and each...

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7 Steps To Instant Destressifying

7 Steps To Instant Destressifying

7 Steps To Instant destressifying by Davidji “destressfying” is a book by Davidji. Drawing on decades of experience working with individuals in extreme, high-pressure situations – including business leaders, world-class athletes, members of the military, Special Forces, and those in crisis – davidji will show you how to handle any type of stress that life throws at you. With his trademark easy-to-understand and entertaining writing style, he will transform your understanding of stress using time-tested techniques; cutting-edge science; real-world, practical applications; and in-the-moment stress busters. destressifying is a mind-set, a lifestyle. It’s not simply about conquering stress in the moment, but proactively shifting the...

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September Online & Madison Classes

September Online & Madison Classes

Our Theme for September is Stress Relief See below what is available both with the Online and the Madison Studios. Online Studio All classes are recorded from the online studio and placed in the Meditation Library or as an online course at Peaceful Wellness Institute. All times listed are in Central Time. This month’s classes featured classes with the Online studio: Mindfulness for Stress Relief held Mondays and Tuesdays starting 9/12-13 at 8:30 am CT (also as an online course) Held through end of October. Meditation for Relaxation, Concentration and Mindfulness on 9/6 at 8:30 am CT Other classes include:...

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Our Judgments and Self-Awareness

Our Judgments and Self-Awareness

In a recent discussion at the end of the Mindfulness for Social Change meditation class, we shared about diversity and how it is seen in various ways. The impetus was the excerpts that I read from Sharon Salzberg’s book Real Change in Chapter 7. Our Mindful Book Group will be discussing this book starting in September. Our sharing occurred around the idea of the awareness of our embodied self. If we are to see others more clearly, we have to see beyond. Now, we recite how we are dedicated to loving everyone, but assumptions about race, for example, can still...

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Chair Yoga – Can It Help You?

Chair Yoga – Can It Help You?

This is a great article by my friends at Aura Wellness Center in Massachusetts. It presents good information on what Chair Yoga is and what it can do for you. If you are in the Madison area, I am offering a new Mindful Chair Yoga class starting in September 2022. Our first series will be on Joint Mobility and I will incorporate mindfulness and breathwork into our 45 minute class. See the Madison class schedule. I hope you will join me as you bring more movement and mindfulness into your daily life. Enjoy the article! Chair Yoga – Can it...

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4 Factors for a Sustainable Meditation Practice

4 Factors for a Sustainable Meditation Practice

Watch this excerpt from Session 3: Building the Habits That Nourish You of my self-study course Mindful Resilience. The full course includes meditations and exercises for each of the five sessions. Transcript: This month, we’ve been talking about mindful resilience and ways that we can be resilient, using mindfulness. And one of the ways that we can do that is by developing a sustainable meditation practice. Now, it’s not always easy to do so. And we may say things like, when we are practicing, we may notice, “Oh, my day went so much better.” “There was a big difference from...

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