Welcome to the Resources page, where you’ll find a wealth of information, tools, and inspiration to help you on your healing journey. Whether you’re looking for guidance on how to start your own meditation practice, need help finding a therapist, or want to read about the latest research on mindfulness and wellbeing, this page has something for you. Our carefully curated collection of resources is designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to thrive and live your best life.
Meditation is a powerful tool for cultivating awareness, reducing stress, and promoting wellbeing. Here are some resources to help you start or deepen your meditation practice:
- The Chopra Center – https://www.chopra.com/ The Chopra Center offers a range of guided meditations and mindfulness practices based on the teachings of Deepak Chopra, a renowned spiritual leader, and author.
- Mindful.org – https://www.mindful.org/ Mindful.org is a website dedicated to mindfulness and meditation. It offers articles, guided meditations, and other resources to help users develop a mindfulness practice.
- Tara Brach – Tara Brach is a mindfulness teacher, author, and founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC. Her website offers a wide range of free guided meditations, talks, and articles on mindfulness, compassion, and self-acceptance. Check out her website at: https://www.tarabrach.com/
- Huberman Labs – Huberman Labs is a neuroscience-based platform that offers guided meditations and talks on a variety of topics related to the brain and nervous system. Led by Dr. Andrew Huberman, a professor of neurobiology at Stanford University, the platform provides accessible and evidence-based insights into the mechanisms of meditation and how it can impact the brain and body. With a focus on practical applications for daily life, Huberman Labs provides users with actionable strategies for reducing stress, improving focus, and promoting overall wellbeing. Check out one of his episodes about meditation: https://hubermanlab.com/how-meditation-works-and-science-based-effective-meditations/.
- The Tapping Solution: This website offers resources on tapping, a technique that combines acupressure and meditation to reduce stress and anxiety. They have guided tapping meditations, a podcast, and an online course. Visit the website at: https://www.thetappingsolution.com/
- Plum Village has meditation resources, guided meditations, and mindfulness practices led by the Plum Village monastic community, founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. The meditations are offered in various formats such as audio, video, and written formats, and are designed for beginners as well as experienced meditators. You can access their meditation resource by visiting their website at https://plumvillage.org/mindfulness-practice/.
We’ve curated a selection of guided meditations to help you get started with your practice or explore new techniques.
Books and podcasts: Check out our recommended books and podcasts to deepen your understanding of meditation and learn new techniques.
Meditation apps: There are many meditation apps available, and we’ve handpicked a few of our favorites to help you get started.
- Insight Timer – https://insighttimer.com/ This is a free meditation app and website that offers a wide range of guided meditations, music tracks, and talks from leading meditation teachers. It also has a timer feature that lets you set a meditation session for a specific time, with different bell sounds to choose from.
- Calm – https://www.calm.com/ Calm is a popular meditation app that offers guided meditations, sleep stories, and relaxing music to help users reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, and increase mindfulness.
- Headspace – https://www.headspace.com/ Headspace is a meditation app that offers guided meditations, animations, and articles to help users learn how to meditate, manage stress, and improve focus.
Therapy and Counseling
Therapy and counseling can be a valuable tool for healing emotional pain and building resilience. Here are some resources to help you find the right therapist:
Finding a therapist:
We’ve compiled a list of resources to help you find a therapist, including online directories, recommendations, and tips for getting the most out of therapy.
Types of therapy:
There are many different types of therapy, and it can be hard to know which one is right for you. We’ve put together an overview of some of the different types of therapy to consider with a licensed practitioner, to help you make an informed decision.
- Metacognitive Therapy (MCT): A cognitive-behavioral therapy approach that focuses on identifying and changing negative thinking patterns and beliefs about thinking itself, with the goal of reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression.
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): A mindfulness-based program that aims to reduce stress and anxiety by teaching individuals how to focus on the present moment and become more aware of their thoughts and emotions.
- Acupuncture: A traditional Chinese medicine practice that involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body to promote healing, alleviate pain, and restore balance.
- Shiatsu: This is a Japanese form of massage that involves the application of pressure to specific points on the body to promote relaxation and healing, often including those related to the vagus nerve.
- Craniosacral therapy: This is a gentle form of bodywork that involves the manipulation of the skull and sacrum to promote the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and balance the nervous system, including the vagus nerve.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): A short-term, problem-focused therapy that aims to identify and change negative or unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to psychological distress.
- Psychodynamic therapy: This is a form of talk therapy that focuses on exploring unconscious thoughts and feelings, childhood experiences, and the dynamics of past and present relationships. It is often used for long-term, deep-seated psychological issues, including trauma.
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): This is a form of therapy that involves the use of rapid eye movements to process traumatic memories and reduce their emotional impact. It is often used for individuals who have experienced trauma, including PTSD.
- Somatic Experiencing: This is a body-centered approach that aims to help individuals work through traumatic experiences by focusing on physical sensations and bodily responses. It is often used for individuals who have experienced trauma, including PTSD.
It’s important to note that while some alternative therapies may have some evidence to support their effectiveness, others may not be supported by scientific research or may have potential risks and side effects. It’s always a good idea to speak with a healthcare provider before trying any alternative therapies, especially if you have any pre-existing health conditions or are taking medications.
Taking care of your mental health is an ongoing process, and we’ve included some self-care resources to help you stay on track between therapy sessions. Practicing mindfulness and cultivating wellbeing can help reduce stress, improve sleep, and increase overall happiness.
Here are some resources to help you develop a mindfulness practice:
- EFT Tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques): A technique that involves tapping on specific acupressure points on the body while focusing on a particular issue or emotion, with the goal of reducing negative feelings and promoting emotional healing.
- Aromatherapy: The use of essential oils extracted from plants to promote physical and emotional wellbeing, often through inhalation or topical application.
- Music therapy: The use of music to promote physical, emotional, and cognitive wellbeing, often through listening, singing, or playing instruments.
- Reflexology: A practice that involves applying pressure to specific points on the feet, hands, or ears to promote relaxation, improve circulation, and relieve pain.
- Somatic Therapy: A form of therapy that focuses on the connection between the mind and body and aims to address emotional and psychological issues by working with the body, often through techniques such as body awareness, movement, and touch.
Mindfulness resources: From guided meditations to worksheets and exercises, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help you develop your mindfulness practice.
- Impact Theory is a website focused on providing content and resources to help people improve their lives. Their mindfulness section offers a range of resources to help people develop a mindfulness practice, including guided meditations, mindfulness exercises, and articles on the benefits of mindfulness. The resources are designed to help people reduce stress, increase focus, and improve their overall wellbeing.
Sleep resources: Sleep is essential for wellbeing, and we’ve curated some resources to help you improve the quality and quantity of your sleep.
Books can be a powerful tool for personal growth and learning. Here are some of our favorite books on healing, mindfulness, and personal development:
A list of books is coming
Recommended Websites and Blogs
There are many websites and blogs that offer valuable insights and resources for personal growth and healing. Here are some of our favorite sites:
A list of websites and blogs is coming
We hope these resources will help you on your journey to healing and personal growth. Remember, the key to success is to take action and be consistent in your practice.