This is How Positive Change Happens…
When I work with people in individual counselling or couples counselling in Vancouver or via skype, I often hear requests for “tools.” That makes so much sense. We need tools to be able to achieve our goals in life whether that’s better communication or to feel more relaxed.
Many people also tell me they “want to learn to meditate.” I always think “That’s a good idea” when I hear that because I know from my own experience that meditation brings many benefits and serves to improve our emotional and physical well-being as well as our relationships.
In order to support the requests of “more tools” and the aspiration of “I want to learn to meditate,” I want to pass onto you an excellent new tool that makes it very accessible to learn and practice meditation. It’s a book called The Mindful Teen created by my colleague, Dr. Dzung Vo. This resource helps us to develop mindfulness in our daily lives whether we’re teens or older. Dr. Vo gives us tools to help us slow down, connect more deeply, restore ourselves, be more present, and live more compassionately.
To learn more, go to The Mindful Teen website:
You may also want to try some of the really good quality guided meditations Dr. Vo offers on his website (most are less than 5 min long and there’s also a 30 min Body Scan meditation).
In my work with people in counselling, I often recommend using tools such as the guided meditations Dr. Vo offers to support progress on other goals like anger management, stress or anxiety reduction, healing from trauma, and improving communication in relationships.