The moment you have unstable emotions; there is no need to rush to a counselor. Psychologists prefer you to stay calm and focus your mind on the current problem- meditate.
It is an activity that trains your mind to evaluate your emotions for stability. It may sound absurd as a beginner. At this point then you need guided mediation.
Health professionals admit that guided meditation replaces conventional medicine when it comes to dealing with emotional health. They only come in when it affects your physical health. The results are fast compared to unguided meditation.
Where can you find guided meditation platforms?
- Software apps- Headspace App
- Local meditation classes- for physical contact
- Online meditation classes- for virtual connection
- Counseling offices
How do you meditate…?
Unguided meditation is an everyday activity. However, guided meditation is specific to achieve a particular goal. You can do this in a sitting position, lying on the bed or couch, and walking as you admire what nature has to offer among other ways.
Why opt for guided mediation to treat emotional illness?
- Gives guidance on mind reading
You have an upcoming woodwork project. The client is keen on details. You are not sure whether you can fix it or not. Amid these mixed emotions, you need to sit and meditate on a successful project.
First, it guides you to look at the project from a positive aspect. Secondly, the guided imagery allows you to identify the negative thought and replace it “I-can-do-it attitude.”
Lastly, you have the seal to handle the project with all the confidence. Just as you use the control valve on your paint sprayer; similarly, you have full control of the ability to manage the woodwork project.
- Provides necessary support and encouragement
Naturally, you never think straight when emotionally down. Guided meditation not only takes you through a focussed mind but also encourages you to soldier on despite the storm.
Besides, within a short time you get encouraged by the results and have a reason to try to become perfect. In the end, you dare to start and even do well in the upcoming projects.
- Builds your confidence level
The first step in guided meditation is working on your mind’s attitude. The positive attitude builds your confidence and self-esteem to try out designs that you have thought otherwise. At the same time, you have no limit to whatever you put your mind on. Woodworkers’ main challenge lies in their inability to try.
- Reduces stress, anxiety, and depression
What are you anxious about? There is no need of getting stressed over things you can control. Everything is in the mind. Guided meditation stimulates the production of stress-relieving hormones.
In the end, you are one happy woodworker who never gets bothered with small things. It explains why people who have issues in their life are happy as if nothing is going on their lives.
- Internalize thoughts for a solution
What do you do when you have so much going on in your mind? Do you sit and wallow in pity or you just leave nature to take its course? If this is the scenario, it is time to learn the art of mindful thinking.
In summary, guided meditation is responsible for psychological awareness of what is going on in your mind. As if that is not enough, it makes sure that your anxiety and stress level are at a minimum.
What is the overall effect? You are one person who can deal with any difficult issue that comes your way with ease. There is no day you will get a woodworker with perfect meditation skills to reach an emotionally unstable state. They handle situations with maturity.
There is a small difference between guided mediation and maturity.