Mindfulness Meditation Example for Addiction Treatment


Alright, just settling in, closing the eyes,
if that’s comfortable, taking three deep breaths and then just allowing the body to breathe on its own. Trusting that it will breathe on its own so
there’s nothing for you to do in this moment. And we’re going to move our awareness to the
place where the body is in contact with surfaces. So we’re going to start with the feet, just
feeling into the feet and the surface they’re in contact with. Not so much thinking about the feet and the
contact, but feeling into the sensations that are present. Noticing there’s an extra sense of weight
there, an extra sense of gravity, an extra sensation of touch where the feet meet the
ground of surface they’re in contact with. And allowing that awareness to move to the
lower legs. Contact between the lower legs and the surface, it could be the air in the room the clothing on your body. Seeing that there’s an extra sense of weight
there, an extra sense of gravity, an extra sensation of touch. Allowing the awareness to move to the lower
back and any and all contact between the lower back and the surface. And it could just be the clothing on the body. Whatever the sensation of touch is, just allowing
that sensation of touch to be the center of attention in this moment. Allowing the awareness to move to the upper
back, the shoulder blades, any contact between the upper back and the shoulder blades. Feeling into that sense of contact. Noticing what that sensation is like in this
moment. Feeling into the arms and the hands whereever
they may be resting. And noticing there’s an extra sense of weight
there. An extra sense of contact. Extra sense of gravity, just filling into
the sensation of touch. And the arms and hands with the surface. We’re going to maintain awareness with points
of contact between the body and surfaces. You can use one point, or multiple points,
or all the points. Whatever’s easiest or most vivid in the awareness. While at the same time we’re going to expand
the awareness to a sense of deep listening. We’re not going to make any judgements about
the sounds we hear, or attach ourselves to a story about the sound. Just going to allow the sounds to rise and
fall away in the awareness as they do moment by moment. While at the same time maintaining awareness
of the points of contact between the body and the surfaces. As long as both of these are held simultaneously
during the awareness, it’s impossible for the thought stream to continue so if your
mind begins to wonder just gently bring the awareness back to the points of contact and the and the sense of deep listening We’re going to maintain both of these in the awareness for about a minute and a half. And we’re going to do that right now. Again, if the mind begins to wander just notice when it’s wandering and gently bring it back through points of contact and a sense of deep listening. When your ready, begin to wiggle the toes, bring some movement back into your fingers stretch the arms and legs, begin to open the eyes. Welcome to the present moment.

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