Strategies to Clear My Mind – Stillness Meditation

  • Is a medically based form of mediation
  • Developed in 1950’s by Dr Ainslie Meares
  • Meares taught people to relieve and manage anxiety by experiencing mental rest
  • When correctly practised – anxiety levels and reduced and distressing symptoms gradually disappear – bringing about a more peaceful, balanced life
  • Without learning how to rest the mind, the level of stress and anxiety generally does NOT go away instead it compounds
  • The more stress you experience the more you get stressed

What is stillness meditation?

It is sitting still, options include:

    • Sitting in a chair letting your thoughts run wild
    • Quiet music
    • Chant
    • Sitting at the park, breathing deeply, being lost in your thoughts
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