4.9. Supplementary meditations

If you aren’t sure whether you want to carry out the entire course, or you have completed all your mediations for this week and fancy something different, why not try out one of these supplementary meditation exercises. These can be done any time. They are straightforward and the guidance is provided in the video for all meditations.

S1: Enjoyment

This meditation is by Dr Elizabeth English of Cambridge University Mindfulness Society.

If you're finding it hard to enjoy things, why not try living ‘organically’? It's a tip for times you feel weighed down by work that you don't quite get round to; a dragging feeling that lingers with you even in your downtime. Put yourself on organic time.

Check in with yourself each moment and ask: What do I really want to do now? What is it that’s really wanted in this moment? You might think this is a licence to laziness.

But you can trust yourself: your deeper self knows what is needed for work and play. By allowing your energies to flow, you’re more likely to do both effectively.

S2: Finding your feet

This meditation is by Dr Elizabeth English of Cambridge University Mindfulness Society.

This is a good one to ease into for people of all levels of mindfulness practice. It is particularly good for taking the edge off stressful times and regaining focus.