TYPES OF MEDITATION
This list is a sample of many types of meditation. If you
want something not included on this list, please ask me
about it. I have been meditating daily since 1988 and have
studied and practiced numerous techniques over the years. I
can most likely work out a desirable program for you based
on your preferences.
Introductory Session (90 minutes):
In the first session, we cover all the basics of meditation
and practice a guided meditation in which you will
experience what it feels like to enter into the proper brain
wave levels. This session includes an audio download of a
guided session and 7 pages of instruction, tips,
troubleshooting, do’s & don’ts, etc. for future reference.
Centering Prayer: Developed
by Father Thomas Keating, this is a contemporary form of an
ancient Christian prayer practice, a silent meditation in
which all thoughts are stilled.
Chakra: Chakras are energy
centers within the body associated with various endocrine
glands as well as with colors, musical notes, oils, stones,
parts of the body, mental / emotional issues, etc. In the
U.S. we generally focus on the 7 major ones. Chakra
meditations can be done a variety of ways depending on your
goals. Use the meditation time for a general treatment or
for working on a specific physical, mental, emotional, or
Using a very gentle focus during meditation, you allow your
mind to examine a certain thought, feeling, concept, theory,
situation, problem, etc. This is done without emotion,
judgment or action of any kind in order to access inner
Forgiveness / Letting Go:
You forgive so you can be set free … from the hatred, the
hurt, the feelings of injustice. Wouldn’t it be nice to just
be “over it” and never think of it again? This meditation is
easy and can be practiced any time for anyone or any
situation. Results start immediately and complete freedom is
Grief: Gently focusing the
mind on our loved one and the feelings involved during
meditation time can be very healing. This is not about
getting over grief, but about moving through the process a
Imagery: Sometimes called
guided imagery or visualization, this type of meditation
utilizes mental images or and/or memories of places or
situations. You learn to incorporate as many senses as
possible, such as smells, sights, sounds and textures.
Inner Guide / Angels: Meet
and/or commune with your guides or angels.
Kinesthetic: This type of
meditation utilizes the “feeling” senses of the body and is
good for people who are in touch with their body and like to
feel through the bodily senses. Meditations may incorporate
pleasant bodily sensations such as lightness, a floaty
feeling, pleasant heaviness, or dissociation (not feeling
Loving Kindness / Compassion:
These types of meditations help us cultivate acceptance
which in turn circumvents the stress in life. Thus we become
happier and healthier with a better quality of life.
Mantra meditation: In this
type of meditation, you repeat a calming word, thought or
phrase (silently or out loud) to prevent distracting
thoughts and keep you centered in the meditative state.
Medical Meditation: There
are a variety of ways to use meditation time for healing or
revealing information about a current physical issue.
Meditation can be useful for pain management as well.
Memory Meditation: There is
a simple 12-minute meditation that has been proven to
improve memory and in some cases, reverse memory loss. It is
endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention
From the Buddhist tradition, this meditation is based on
having an increased awareness and acceptance of living in
the present moment. This type of meditation can easily be
carried over into your daily life. There has been so much
research into the positive effects of mindfulness training
that is being used in corporations, hospitals, with
active-duty soldiers and children. This can be taught in a
single session or as a series in which we will cover
numerous ways to utilize this as a “waking meditation” in
Prayer / Meditation:
Praying for yourself, others, or the world is a wonderful
use of your meditation time. I will show you some unique and
effective ways to pray with meditation.
Spiritual Connection: Do
you want to feel more connected to God, Jesus, Mother Mary?
Do you want to access a deeper level of your own Divinity?
These lessons are customized to your spiritual / religious
Have something else in mind?
Let me know what you have in mind. I can most likely work
out a desirable program for you based on your preferences.
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