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Jacky Winter: an Attention Restoration Meditation

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Kristy Arbon
HeartWorks
Enjoy an Attention Restoration Meditation break at least every 90 minutes at work. Give your mind a self-compassion break so that you can resume work with renewed focus. Put aside the time needed to be fully with this meditation and use earphones so that you can block out noise in your environment. After enjoying the meditation, give yourself a few moments to sit and simply “be.” Nature sounds courtesy of listeningearth.com. Image by Aviceda (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
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45 reflections
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Tammy
Jacky winter
Wondered what they meant. After realizing it is bird sounds it must be a bird. Enjoyed the sounds of birdsong to start my day.
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Beth
Nature
Connecting with nature is essential to my health and well being in order to reduce stress and cope effectively.
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Walter J
Occupying
I guess my mind was so occupied with listening to all the different bird calls it really did not have time to think any original thoughts. And I am ok with that.
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Melanie
In anticipation of things, I miss out on experiencing the present moment. Be present to what is.
Stay present and enjoy what is here and now. Be present to my feelings, thoughts, attitudes. Check in with myself. Be present of my environment. Slow down. Breathe.
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Melanie
Be present
Anticipation of the future causes me to miss the present moment. Tune in to here and now. This is reality. Enjoy and appreciate it. Check in to how I’m feeling, thinking and my attitude. Be present of my environment. Be here now
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Natalie
Nature Sounds
It’s dark, overcast. It’s also 32-degrees and freezing rain. School’s closed, the roads are a mess. I love dark, cold weather … but it’s nice to have a peak at the tropics. 😉
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Christine
Bird sounds
A snowy day here, with lots of accumulation and so this was perfectly restorative for me. Just what I was looking for. Thanks
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Jeanette
I learn d I appreciated myself more than I imagined. I do go out and walk with confidence.
It feels good to know that I found this out in such a small and simple mediation.
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Alexus
Me
I learned that stress is not meant to be bottled up and you need to let it all out
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Ashley
Mind Drifter
I learned that... I have a hard time staying in the present and listening to the sounds around me. My mind is constantly drifting to what I need to get done the next day, dieting, etc. It seems as if it's main job is to stress me out when i need to be proud of the things I got done that day.
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Sydney
Sounds
Just relaxing a bit with relaxing sounds is sometimes relieving more than being talked to.
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Celeste
#1
This was absolutely incredible. I feel fresh. I was so absorbed in this I didn’t even realize my head was slowly falling back until I hit my chair! Love this
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Chelsea
Nature
I learned that the sounds of nature really do calm me. I like listening to birds chirping and crickets, and water running through a brook. ❤️
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Sylvia
Nature
I learned that nature is very calming and beautiful and helps with stress
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Sandra
Nature
Nature makes me realize how much beauty is everywhere and should take the time to appreciate the small things
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Samantha
Nature
I had a hard time staying focused with this one. I prefer a little more guidance.
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Lalita
Mother Nature
The beauty of Mother Nature is everywhere we just have to use our senses to find and embrace Gods gifts.
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Brittany
Nature
Nature is the best medicine. People talk about holistic approaches to medication, nature is certainly the best medicine for the mind.
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Riley
Sounds of Nature
I learned that even when you’re feeling great you can still connect with nature to feel better.
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Andrea
Nature
I was breathing in the beautiful bird noises and letting out my negative thoughts. It felt liberating. Breath of fresh air.
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Harvey
Attention restoration meditation
An exquisite symphony conducted by ones own inner peace, the first movement.
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Dennay
Restored
I was relaxed and the sound of nature allowed me to breathe deeply to release...
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AnnaMarie
Wandering
I noticed that my mind has a tendency to lose focus of the sounds and wander into thoughts about my day, my friends, and the upcoming day. I learned that I can refocus my mind and ultimately it makes me feel good enough to plan my next positive step towards self-actualization.
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Pat
Bird sounds
Just waking up, found bird sounds were much more awake than I was. Was waiting for some guidance in the forest.
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Kellee
Marvelous Monday 3-19-18
Wow! I totally felt like I was in a bird sanctuary or a forest full of birds. It was absolutely beautiful. It felt tropical. I especially like at one point, a certain bird calling out as if he was calling to others; and you can hear his echoes. It was awesome! Thank you, Aura! Have a nice day, Everyone!😀
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Brandy
Birds in winter
I loved this. It’s been so cold this winter with spring trying to show its face. The sounds of the birds brought sunshine and warmth to my mind. Reminding me to move through my day with fluidity and grace.
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Andrea
Peaceful
My body matters and I need to rest in order to achieve my goals
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Milton
Peace
I like the peaceful tranquil sound this meditation brought to me from nature.
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Katie
A different type of peace
This one was different. I still benefitted by receiving the mindful peace that I enjoy so much with meditation. This one was beautiful with the sounds of nature, making me feel more aware and alert in a new, rejuvenating way.
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Alyxandria
Mondays...
Hearing these nature sounds put me at ease. Made me forget about the cold I will have to step out in and the long work day ahead..
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Viivi
Nature
My happy place is to be outside in the woods and enjoy all these amazing sounds out there! This track brought me those sounds and this is really amazingly calming to me
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Sylvia
Very peaceful
I simply adore the sounds of nature so this one is very effective
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Lauren
Loved it
Incredible sounds that just fill your mind with joy and a great sense of calm and peace. Sounds to live for!!
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Patty
For the Birds
This will really refocus your attention! Listening to the chirping, peeping, singing and especially the “whistler” was fun and relaxing. I smiled through the whole seven minutes. Thanks. 😁❤️
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Matthew
Interesting
No narrative, no instructions, no lesson. I'd say this one was ”for the birds” but that would be too ”on-the-nose”🤪 I hope everyone in the Aura tribe had a fun, relaxing Christmas day!
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Naomi
Animal sounds
I learned that the bush is a very noisy place. Listening to the bird calls was - at first - jarring and confronting but as I got used to it I began to relax and appreciate it. By the end I was enjoying it and then it stopped and I missed it.
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Gabriela
These sounds made me feel grateful
These sounds made me forget the problems, anxiety and just enjoy the moment, feel Grateful to be here NOW, to be alive, breathing this amazing air right now.
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Alex
Peaceful
The sounds in this are very relaxing and it it’s a great break in the day to recharge the energy and gain focus.
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Julie
Exotic Place
All the birds as well as the animal sounds made me feel like I was exploring an exotic place. This session was very relaxing.
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Cherish
At Home
It is good for our psyche to take some time and ‘just be’ with the sights and sounds of nature. In this lovely meditation, Kristy takes us on an adventure through an exotic place of our choosing. I visualized walking in a place I’ve always been intrigued to experience, on a trail through the jungle of Costa Rica. As I walked along on this meandering trail, I began smelling and tasting the moist air enter my lungs and the lush green vegetation brush up against my skin. My ears began experiencing the music of nature that inhabit this exotic place. Looking around, my eyes were delighted to see monkeys sway from limb to limb and become witness to an array of colorful birds perched on branches. Experiencing all the sights and sounds this exotic place has to offer, I felt ‘at home’. Perhaps it is because I know that one day, I’ll be able to experience this exotic place for real. Ahhh....☺️
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Haley
The Sounds of Nature
I don’t know what it is about listening to it he sounds of nature but they relax me and helps me get rid of any negative thoughts and stress away
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Deb
Nature
Love rainforest sounds. I would love to go one day. Really relaxing.
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Michele
Birds
I live in an apartment so dont always hear birds...that brought a smile and helped to relax me. Thankyou!
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Robert
Nature
This allowed me to immerse myself in the natural world. I downloaded this one to maybe use when I get stressed during the day.
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Shannon
Nature - Attention Restoration
This was so soothing and relaxing. I was able to envision myself there having a picnic with all of these wonderful animals and sounds around me.
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