We all aspire to it, but it can be hard to find.
In this crazy, chaotic world that we are all living in, staying serene has become increasingly challenging. Let’s face it; it was hard even before the current crisis turned normality on its head. So what is needed now more than ever is time to mentally kick off your shoes and slip into something more comfortable - like a calm and relaxed state of mind.
But how do I do that?
Meditation is proven to enhance wellbeing; but easier said than done when in a state of high anxiety.
This is where guided meditation and therapeutic sounds come into their own. Where allowing someone to soothe your soul with good vibrations or to gently guide you into meditation with atmospheric scene-setting, creative positive reinforcement, and deep energy work can swiftly lull you into a state of tranquility.
Once you let go and let yourself drift into the world of your imagination, your body and mind can more easily come into balance.
So can an altered state alter your reality?
In meditation, the mind enters the state between sleeping and waking; permitting stress hormone levels to drop and pulse rates and breathing to normalise. This triggers the ‘relaxation response,’ which gives the body’s self-healing mechanisms the chance to go to work unhindered.
Meditation with guided imagery and/or therapeutic sound engages your subconscious mind, which is unable to distinguish between what you imagine and what you directly experience. This makes it an immensely powerful tool for transforming your reality:
one that can positively affect your mental and even sometimes physical health - because the quality of your thoughts and emotions influence how well your body responds to stress.
Sports men and women have long used creative visualisation to improve their performance. And many medical placebo trials have proven the amazing efficacy of the imagination. Remarkably, some people have even regained their health, believing that a placebo pill that was given to them as a new cure for their particular condition has done just that - whereas their mind may have created the the ideal environment for the body to heal itself.*
Here on Hush Hour (formerly Earth Song Sound Healing), you will find a whole symphony of feel-good products to enhance your wellbeing, from compact meditations you can fit into a busy schedule to longer, in-depth visualisations, powerful sound baths, and pre-sleep relaxations. You’ll discover simple mind/body relaxation work, and more esoteric themes to explore if you’re interested in investigating your spiritual side.
You’ll also have access to public live-streams, more intimate online group work, video on demand to rent or buy, membership with benefits, and the opportunity to enjoy the personal touch with a bespoke meditation or sound spa session that's made just for you - at a range of prices for every pocket.
*Disclaimer: if you are on a medical regimen, do not stop taking your medication unless you are expressly told to do so by your medical advisor.
What you can choose from:
Find meditation challenging? Guided meditation can be the answer. Here you will find LIVE online and pre-recorded guided meditations for individuals and groups. You can also commission a bespoke creative visualisation made just for you
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