Meditation has been a part of my life since I was 25 years old – starting with Zen-meditation and continue later with Tibetan Buddhist meditations. When John Kabat-Zinn came to Sweden in 2004 with mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR), that inspired me, and I started educating myself to be able to give mindfulness courses, ending up with me taking a Master of Art of Teaching Mindfulness Courses at Bangor University, Wales, UK in 2013.
As a licenced psychologist I have been working in the field of neurology and pain, and for the last eight years also with stress rehabilitation. Working at the Hospital of Danderyd, at the Stress Rehabilitation Clinic, I regularly give mindfulness courses (Breathworks, MBSR, and MBCT), plus also working as a licensed psychotherapist in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
There have been several requests from people who have participated in the mindfulness programs where I am working – asking if I could record different meditations. In January 2014 I went into a professional studio and recorded three kinds of bell meditations as a start.
10 minutes of bell meditationSit in an upright position, or lay down. Be aware of your body posture and the body's contact with the cushion/floor/mat. This meditation is as a melody. Just be aware of the sounds.
20 minutes of bell meditationSame posture as 10 min. Open to the sounds of the bells as drops of awareness. Resting in the flow of sounds and its connection to the body.
30 minutes of bell meditationSame posture as 10 min. Focusing on the Breath. Being aware of the in- and out-breath. Whenever a thought and feeling is present, noticing it and gently focusing to the breath and the sensation of the breath in the body.The bell is calling 5, 10, 20 and ending at 30 minutes helping to focusing on the breath.