Mindfulness & Meditation

Mindfulness & Meditation

There is a common misunderstanding that all meditations are the same, or that there is only one type of meditation. This makes a lot of teachers like me giggle. It feels like equating rock climbing to football or badminton. Different practices offer different results.

This platform was imagined as a doorway for the discovery of the Mindfulness and Compassion practices.

Exploring Mindfulness

I don't remember the first time I heard the word mindfulness. For some reason, I go back to "Mind The Gap", the yellow warning you see on the tube in London announcing that you have to watch your step boarding the carriage. I guess it was from that day that I became aware of being mindful. Here you will find guided practices, from mindfulness of breath, body, loving kindness and other reflections on compassion, presence and cultivating intention. And you can find out more about what mindfulness is all about!

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"Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being."

Rumi

Mindfulness & Meditation
June 2, 2024, Anne V Muhlethaler

Daily Gratitude Meditation

Open Up a Spiritual Dimension Through Gratitude

In this guided meditation, Anne guides listeners through a practice designed to help cultivate a sense of gratitude into our daily lives.  The session begins with a grounding practice, encouraging listeners to find a comfortable position, close their eyes, and settle into the sensations of their body. By focusing on the breath and observing its…

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February 26, 2024, Anne V Muhlethaler

Breathing with Compassion for Self

A Practice Of Breathing With Compassion Toward Ourselves And Others

A short, guided breath practice where we connect nourishing qualities to the flow of the inhale and exhale, both for ourselves and others, inviting a deep sense of connection and empathy and reinforcing our interrelatedness to all beings.

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February 19, 2024, Anne V Muhlethaler

Loving Kindness Towards A Benefactor

Wishing Someone Who’s Cared for You Well

A short, guided Loving Kindness practice for well-wishing towards a benefactor — someone who has shown you care, inspired you, or looked after you — for opening the heart and developing compassion

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February 12, 2024, Anne V Muhlethaler

Exploring the Present Moment

Mindfulness of the Body

A short meditation on leaving behind what happened today and concentrating on being present in the body. We are invited to find a posture that invites a sense of aliveness, energy as well as a feeling of relaxation.

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Mindfulness & Meditation
February 5, 2024, Anne V Muhlethaler

Scanning for the Body’s Perceptions

Mindfulness of the Body

A 15-minute body scan meditation with a twist: Anne guides us to explore the internal and external sensations of our body as if our attention is a sensorial flashlight to examine and stay with our moment-to-moment experience.

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Mindfulness & Meditation
December 17, 2023, Anne V Muhlethaler

The River of Sensations

Mindfulness of the Body

A short meditation where we are invited to explore the touchpoints of the body and note what sensations arise, resting our awareness on the changing experience.

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Mindfulness & Meditation
October 22, 2023, Anne V Muhlethaler

Loving Kindness 101 – A starter Kit

This is the first in a series of guided practices to teach new and curious beginners the meditation called Mettā, or Loving Kindness. Mindfulness and Meditation teacher Anne Mühlethaler has chosen to develop a short course to help newcomers to meditation trial this lesser-known yet powerful ancient Buddhist practice.

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Mindfulness & Meditation
July 20, 2023, Anne V Muhlethaler

Being With the Flow of Our Thoughts

Mindfulness of Thought

A guided meditation for responding to the ‘waterfall effect,’ that natural occurrence of our thoughts overflowing loudly the moment we sit for a mindful moment. By observing the mind with the mind, we can approach the contents of our mindstream from another angle, and gain the needed perspective.

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April 5, 2023, Anne V Muhlethaler

Warming the heart with love and kindness

Melting the negativity bias with warm attention

In this guided meditation, Anne introduces us to the practice first, and starts with an explanation of positive neuroplasticity and the negativity bias.  When Anne was studying to become a mindfulness and compassion teacher with MMTCP, she had the opportunity to discover the work of Dr Rick Hanson, PhD, a psychologist and specialist in positive…

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March 20, 2023, Anne V Muhlethaler

Body Scan Guided Meditation

Relax, soften, let go

A body scan to shine a light inwards, observing our emotions and sensations and inviting a softening and letting go.

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Mindfulness & Meditation
February 3, 2023, Anne V Muhlethaler

Mindfulness Meditation

A Grounding Practice for Every Day

A grounding and repeatable 10-min practice in which Anne helps you settle and come back to the here and now.

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Mindfulness & Meditation
December 30, 2022, Anne V Muhlethaler

Letting it be easy

Going on a journey with mindfulness of breath

This mindfulness of breath practise is an invitation to learn to follow the journey of the breath, first in and around the nostrils, and then into the body. The breath moves us on a cellular level, and while we know this, cognitively, mindfulness of breath can be one of the only times in life where…

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December 25, 2022, Anne V Muhlethaler

Finding focus and energy with mindfulness

Dialling into the breath for support

A concentration and resilience practise in which Anne guides us in working with the breath and learning to dial it up and down for our needs in the moment.

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December 17, 2022, Anne V Muhlethaler

Nurturing Connection with Loving Kindness

A meditation for spiritual connection and physical wellbeing

In this guided meditation, recorded live, mindfulness teacher Anne Muhlethaler guides us in a classic Mettā, or Loving Kindness, practise. Mettā, from Pali, can also be translated as ‘friendliness’ or ‘connection.’ The meditation is simple, but not easy, and its benefit can be felt in as little as a single practice.  We are invited to…

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October 24, 2022, Anne V Muhlethaler

Mindfulness Meditation

Learning to ride the waves of our awareness

An engaging meditation practice focused on deep attention to sound, body, breath and mind with the aim of learning to be with, or ride, the sometimes tumultuous currents of our awareness.

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August 8, 2022, Anne V Muhlethaler

Mettā Meditation

Widening the Circle with Loving Kindness

Mother Teresa is known to have said that: ‘The problem with the world is that we draw our family circle too small.’ In this abridged Loving Kindness meditation, Anne invites you to bring to mind yourself, a neutral person, and a difficult person. As you carry the intention of the loving-kindness phrases to all beings everywhere around the world, you’ll draw the circle of your world a little larger.

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July 25, 2022, Anne V Muhlethaler

Mindfulness Meditation

Experiencing the here and now - Body scan

A gentle and thorough guided meditation practice that offers both relaxation and a deepening intimacy with our moment-to-moment experience – suitable for all levels

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June 26, 2022, Anne V Muhlethaler

Mindfulness Meditation

A relaxed & attentive body scan

In this body scan meditation you are invited to explore the sensations of your body, which fosters a sense of connection to yourself. Well suited for daily practice.

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March 20, 2022, Anne V Muhlethaler

Mettā Meditation

‘Love is the bridge between you and everything else.’ - Rumi

Some teachers refer to loving kindness as ‘connection practice’, which reflects the true benefit of Mettā meditation: a feeling of connection to ourselves and others. Try it out for yourself with this 30 minutes guided practice.

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February 22, 2022, Anne V Muhlethaler

Mindfulness Meditation

Relaxing with the sensations of the breath

In this meditation, mindfulness teacher Anne Muhlethaler introduces a practice of mindfulness of breath. It is particularly well suited to curious beginners and those coming to mindfulness having practiced other types of meditation. This recording is from one of the live online sessions Anne gives online several times per week. In this practice, Anne guides…

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December 27, 2021, Anne V Muhlethaler

Mindfulness of Breath

Watching the natural movement of the breath

In this meditation, we explore the natural movements of the breath, observing the feelings and the sensations in the body, in and around the inhale and exhale. When our minds get distracted, we simply come back to watching the breath.  Mindfulness is practiced when we notice our attention has gone elsewhere, and we bring ourselves…

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June 17, 2021, Anne V Muhlethaler

Exploring Mindfulness of Thought

Observing thoughts as clouds in our sky-like mind

This is a guided meditation led by podcast host and mindfulness teacher Anne Muhlethaler.  In this short practice, we are invited to explore the third pillar of Mindfulness, called Mindfulness of Thought. Starting by following our breath or the sounds that surround us, as an anchor to the present moment, we then are guided to…

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June 1, 2021, Anne V Muhlethaler

Reflecting on Intention

Guided Meditation

This short guided meditation invites us to connect to intention, to bring this mindful tool to all aspects of our lives.

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May 15, 2021, Anne V Muhlethaler

Mindfulness of Breath

Breath as gateway to the present moment

It’s often said that breath is the language of the nervous system.  Short enough to fit in at any time, this Mindfulness of Breath guided meditation  starts off with setting an intention for practice before turning to explore the sensations of the breath, as a gateway to becoming more intimate with ourselves in the present…

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March 27, 2021, Anne V Muhlethaler

Mindfulness Meditation

a gOOOd body scan guided meditation

Particularly well suited to beginners and great for a daily practice, the body scan is an invitation to explore the sensations in and around the body

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Mindfulness & Meditation
January 3, 2021, Anne V Muhlethaler

LovingKindness Meditation

Lovingkindness - Kindness as the water of humanity

Lovingkindness or Metta, is a practice that invites a genuine intention, first directed towards oneself, before turning to others and the whole world, to be healthy, at ease and safe from harm. Far from being a simple wish or a prayer, Metta doesn’t change our situations yet it may change how we relate to ourselves and each other over time.

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March 14, 2020, Anne V Muhlethaler

Mindfulness of Body

Resting on the sensations of the body

This guided meditation is an invitation to learn to rest our attention on naturally occurring sensations in the body, an exercise in mindfulness where breath is the bridge to connect us to the present moment.

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Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life.

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