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Has anyone tried mindful meditation w music for GAD?
« on: March 16, 2014, 11:03:33 PM »
My therapist has introduced me to mindful meditation and I'm intrigued.  I'm dealing with GAD.
At one point, she had me close my eyes and just listen to whatever I could hear.  I heard the white noise
machine outside her door, and her breathing.  She said if I had any stray thoughts, to gently push with away.

I also enjoy the guided meditions on youtube that have music.  My assignment is to try the meditation for 15 minutes
each morning.  I can also try it at work or lunch as fitting.

Has anyone else gotten to try this?  I know the new book 10% HAPPIER by the ABC reporter who had panic attacks is a big
cheerleader for meditation as a big part of his recovery.
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Re: Has anyone tried mindful meditation w music for GAD?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2014, 11:08:00 PM »
Hi,

I am a big fan of mindfulness although I never tried it with music . . . for me, it is important and this is just me but for me it is important or more effective if I am in a quiet space . . . having said that, though, I do have mindfulness tapes that I listen to that take through the different levels of mindfulness which I find particularly useful . . . . I have never heard of the book you mention but I will look into it . . .thanks for sharing . . . I think that you have found a very effective tool . . let us know how it continues to work for you . . .take care, kc
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Re: Has anyone tried mindful meditation w music for GAD?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 06:08:39 PM »
Thanks for your thoughts, kc.  Yes, the meditation is good.  And I'm also trying Buspar for GAD.
So things are looking up.
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Re: Has anyone tried mindful meditation w music for GAD?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2014, 01:02:18 AM »
I've wanted to try that. How do you do it haha I sound stupid but I really want to know!
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Re: Has anyone tried mindful meditation w music for GAD?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2014, 04:24:22 AM »
Hi . . .

I don't think it is a stupid question . . . I did not know much until I started reading about it, etc.

I have found the free tapes, especially #6, very helpful from the site located at  http://www.selftherapy.org/stop-anxiety-panic-attacks.php 

A lot of folks on this site practice mindfulness with a great degree of success . . . I am sure that together we could answer most, if not all, of your questions . . . .

Let us know what we can do to help you get started . . . take care, kc
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Re: Has anyone tried mindful meditation w music for GAD?
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2014, 07:38:09 PM »


Sammy,

A basic meditation I learned is simple.  Close your eyes and focus on whatever you can hear.  Do this for 3-5 minutes.  If thoughts float into your mind, gently push them to the side and focus again on the sounds.  By focus on present sounds, you are learning to be in the present moment.  Much of anxiety and worry is about the future.  Makes sense to me.

And below here is a nice video that has good music and a guided voice to take you into relaxation.  I use to not take meditation seriously, but increasingly many people have found the meditation can be as powerful and relaxing as medication.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEl6_pRK4-w
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