These mindfulness-based podcasts are designed to help you relax during stressful times, to teach you different techniques for finding calm when things feel overwhelming. Podcasts can be listened to from this site or downloaded as an MP3 file. Click on each title to launch player.

Suggestions before you begin:

  • Listen during a time when you will not be interrupted
  • Turn off your electronics
  • Turn off any music or other back ground noise
  • Sit in a place where your head and body are fully supported or lay down in a quiet setting
  • Practice each more than once- these techniques take time to learn. If you enjoy the experience, consider making it a daily practice to help you avoid becoming overwhelmed later

The body scan is a practice that is designed to help you achieve a deep state of mental and physical relaxation.

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Learning how to follow the breath can be helpful for stress management, relaxation, and mindfulness. This podcast gives instructions on how to do this and offers guidance on managing the wandering mind. It can be done sitting, or lying down, and can be used throughout the day.

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Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) is guided series of muscle contraction and release that promote deep relaxation of the body and calm the mind and nervous system. The podcast is 16 minutes long, so use it during a time when you will not be disturbed or when you are planning on going to sleep.

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This practice is used as a means to be present through movement. These postures will help you stretch and explore your edges, as the intention is to be gentle and patient with yourself as you find awareness. Be aware of emotional and physical balance; being flexible is not a requirement. This podcast is best experienced while lying on a mat or on a rug, with shoes off and wearing comfortable clothes. The practice can be utilized whenever you are felling restless or anxious.

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This practice can be done while sitting or lying down. IT highlights qualities of the heart and teaches you to offer kind wishes and affirmations to yourself, and to then offer the same to others. This is a good option to use after being comfortable with following the breath and becoming familiar with sitting meditation.

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Self-Compassion Guided Meditations by Kristin Neff



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