Why Meditate?

 

At Be. we teach a range of techniques such as Open Monitoring (OM) Meditation, 

Mindfulness, Focused Attention practices  and more so you’ll have a toolkit of methods you can draw from. You’ll also understand  the scientific background in a simple accessible way. Making meditation attainable and accessible.

What the Science says

 

Our minds are world class at stopping us from changing how we do things - coming up with great stories for why we can't and shouldn’t do it. So think of this as all the ammunition you need:

Time Magazine

Strongest Study Yet Shows Meditation Can Lower Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

After roughly five years of follow-up, the researchers found a 48% reduction in the overall risk of heart attack, stroke, and death from any cause among members of the meditation group compared to those from the health education group. “It’s like discovering a whole new class of medications,” Schneider says of the power of meditation in improving the patients’ health.

Bloomberg.com

Harvard Yoga Scientists Find Proof of Meditation Benefit

“There is a true biological effect,” said Denninger, director of research at one of Harvard Medical School’s teaching hospitals. “The kinds of things that happen when you meditate do have effects throughout the body, not just in the brain.”

Psychology Today

20 Scientific Reasons to Start Meditating Today

“When I started meditating, I did not realize it would also make me healthier, happier, and more successful. Having witnessed the benefits, I devoted my PhD research at Stanford to studying the impact of meditation. I saw people from diverse backgrounds from college students to combat veterans benefit. In the last 10 years, hundreds of studies have been released.”

TedX Cambridge

Meditation literally changes your brain

Neuroscientist Sara Lazar's amazing brain scans show meditation can actually change the size of key regions of our brain, improving our memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress.  So a 50 year old can have the brain of a 25 year old!

 

In a nutshell, Here’s a top 5 things you need to know:

 

Our minds are world class at stopping us from changing how we do things - coming up with great stories for why we can't and shouldn’t do it. So think of this as all the ammunition you need:

It literally changes your mind:

increasing how much you activate the “thinking” part of your brain versus the “reacting” part of your brain

It boosts your emotional resilience:

Proven to be helpful in the treatment of both anxiety and depression

It makes you happier:

So many reasons for this one!  Not least because you can connect with your life in a more positive way

It makes you healthier:

Check out the links above to some compelling research

It improves your relationships:

Better connection with yourself, better sense of connection with others

What is Be.Modern Meditation

Chances are you’re not living on a mountaintop or able to switch off from your life for any length of time.

More likely you’re a juggler so success in your day looks like keeping all the balls in the air (just about).

 So you need meditation that connects you to ancient traditions with their timeless wisdom but delivered

in a way that works for your busy life and resonates with the life you’re living.

 

That’s modern meditation. 

 

If you have a body that breathes (tick), a chair to sit on (tick) and an open mind (we can help with that!) then you’re

good to go.  No mantras to learn, no challenging postures to master or breathing techniques to develop.  

 
What will it involve?

You will learn how to open your awareness and guide your attention. No striving to empty your mind or harsh

self judgement.  Just gently changing your relationship to your thoughts so they hold less power to derail you.

 Leaving you free to connect your "doing" with your "being" - that essential part of you that holds the keys to all

the good stuff.  Unlocking your creativity, purpose and potential. 

 
What type of meditation is it?

 

At  Be. we focus on  Open Monitoring (OM) Meditation.  However, we will  touch on Mindfulness and Focused

Attention (FA) Meditation techniques too. however, we will explore a range of techniques such as

Mindfulness, and Focused Attention practices so you’ll have a toolkit if methods you can draw from. 

 

 
Don't worry...

There are so many different types of meditation practice. There is no one size fits all. Don't stress if these

terms don't mean anything to you.In our sessions together, I will guide you through all you need to know so you 

understand what the process is and how it works. 

 
Want to know more?

You can read more about this modern approach to meditation in this great article from Huffington Post

- click here to read the article. 

The real meditation practise is how we live our lives from moment to moment to moment

Jon Kabat - Zinn

Thanks to Laura, I am definitely a more complete human being, much stronger mentally and physically, present in the moment and eventually aware that I've embarked on a precious journey that will never end

MARIE - CHRISTINE

Transformation Director

Laura is a great coach, who has setup a program which is extremely effective whilst being very enjoyable. I now meditate regularly, at least 4 times a week and I am aiming for more. If you’re thinking of trying it, go for it. You’ll be amazed at the positive impact it has on your life.

RICH

Managing Director

I am Mr Sceptic, especially around things like this, so it scares me to say that I will now meditate for the rest of my life...I can’t really get a cross how knowledge able and cool Laura is, so best to try it and see! 

MALCOM

Head of Operations

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