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Mindfulness for Releasing Anxiety (Short Version)

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Glenn Harrold
Hypnotherapist
This meditation will help you release anxiety and worry. People who practice mindfulness are less likely to get caught up in worries about the future or regrets over the past. Being mindful makes it easier to notice and enjoy the pleasures in life as they unfold.
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Kathy
Floating
I love this meditation because when I listen to it I am reminded that my thoughts are transitory and I need not allow them the power to dwell within and influence me. By putting each thought on a single leaf and watching it gently flow downstream and out of sight, I become freer and calmer. It is a grand way to deal with thoughts that can cause unneeded stress or anxiety.
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Tara
Hope
This meditation ends with suggestions of hope. Suggestions that things are going to be good, that I/we will be able to tap into universal aabundance and live life with ease. Those words are very reaffirming and soothing. This has helped me a lot.
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Agnesia
This meditation becoming my routine
Since i know this channel i never try another channel anymore. It works so effective to me. I do this meditation once or twoce a day! Amazing!
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Mia
Cats won this round of mindfulness
I’ll try again later when the kitten does need my full undivided attention
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Anee
Stream
I haven’t been alone in a beautiful place in a long time. I need that.
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Vanessa
Quite powerful
I really enjoyed this meditation. I felt very relaxed and loved the visual of sitting by a stream and letting go of my thoughts by placing them on leaves and letting them go down the stream. I will have to try this one again as I was interrupted by a phone call and lost my train of thought. This is definitely a technique I will use next time I’m caught up in my thoughts. Yesterday, I had a powerful moment of finding my heart racing and breathing becoming shallow as I approached a police breath test. For those following, you know I don’t drink but this encounter causes me great anxiety. As I waited in the line of cars I took control back over my breath and was able to bring myself back to the present moment. I was waved through so once again feel like I cheated the moment but I now know I’m better able to control my anxiety in this or any situation.
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Vanessa
Take 2
I love all of Glenn’s mediations and hypnotherapy sessions as I find them so powerful. After being interrupted during this meditation a few days ago, I wanted to give it another go and I am so glad I did. I will definitely be revisiting this meditation regularly as the visualization and the reminder of just letting thoughts come and go is definitely assisting me on a daily basis. Even though I was interrupted last time I still put into practice the idea of letting my thoughts go along the leaves of the stream and it truly helped me when I was feeling anxious.
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Walter J
Sleeping...
This relaxed me so well... I awoke to find it over. I was enjoying it thoroughly, so I will have to try it again since I was pretty anxious when I started. ❤️😴🍀
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Lynsey
Day 1
I am doing Glenn's hypnotherapy for 21 days, this was my first step. It helped alot with my current anxious state, though I still feel a little tension. I am positive that as I continue my practice on this channel I will see some amazing results
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Maria
Amazing
This is one of my favourite meditations, so relaxing, so calming and positive. Will try some of his others now, thank you.
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Alexander
Letting Go!
Letting go of stress and anxiety is possible, specially listening this mediation! Imagining a scared stream to ease the mind and body is a great way to relax!
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Rikki
Being in the right place at the right time always
I dunno if my place is necessarily a stream, but I definitely understand the idea. When I am panicking; my stream looks a whole lot like lava. The lava is flowing with everything on fire around it... satan gesturing kindly saying “jump in, water’s fineeeee” Take aways: *right place right time *letting things go *positive mind = positive body
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Patrick
Thank you
Glenn, soft, gentle, kind and compassionate are feelings shared with this meditation!!! ❤️💕❤️💕❤️
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Evana
Wow, truly relaxed
For the first time in a LONG while i feel truly refreshed and relaxed after a meditation. And this is just the short version! I will definitely try the long version later. Thank you.
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Danielle
A lovely meditation.
The only thing I can control is whether or not I hold onto anxiety. Letting it go is so much more peaceful. ♥
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Thea
A good start
This will be very helpful and can ease my cluttered mind. Thanks! 😌
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Alyssa
Morning meditation
I awoke feeling anxious, which concerned me. This meditation helped me to release all worries and understand that if I’m in alignment, life will unfold naturally. Release control.
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Jessica
I could release the feeling of pressures to be and do , and just let go
I can step away from responsibilities and just be happy to be present.
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Jaiden
Releasing anxiety
I learned that it’s so okay to think the way you do but as long as you overcome & release that negativity or low vibrational thought that it’s okay were human 🙃.
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sj
I feel more relaxed
This helped clear the thoughts in my mind. The visualization was helpful
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Nwadum
i felt so much weight lifted off my shoulders
I learned that hardships are only temporary and we all have the ability to let stress go. It won’t stick around forever
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Robert
This is just what I needed
Things have been piling up on my shoulders. My thoughts have lead me to some dark places at times. A visualization and a strategy for letting go is a requirement.
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Julie
Overwhelm to Centered
This morning as I continued to complete some tasks an overwhelming feeling of how much I need to do completely took over me. It seems like there is always something or someone needing my attention these days. It feels as if I will never catch up. If I am completely honest, I feel burnt out all the time. Listening to Glenn’s soothing voice while visualizing sitting on soft green grass, next to a stream, feeling a cool breeze, along with the warmth of the sunshine on my skin, focusing on my breath gives me the break I need. I feel the tension start to leave my body. The overwhelming feeling I was feeling before has been replaced with a calm centered feeling. This was exactly what I needed today. When those overwhelming feelings arise, I will focus my attention on my breath while reciting I feel calm and centered to bring me back to the present moment.
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Carrie
Calmer
Definitely felt more centred less tight like i can make it through the day with less anxiety about work.
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Laryssa
I felt more at peace after my meditation. I was getting a bit overwhelmed and worried about
I learned that in my “special place” by the brook how to let things go. This amped up my vision from before to a shorter version I can do at anytime. This will really help me when I get into negative thoughts patterns
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Nathan
Lovely feelings from this!
A very calming and mind clearing meditation with beautiful background sounds of nature. Lovely and calming for when your mind is racing!
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Al
Stress
I feel my chest has loosened a bit. I feel I can breathe a bit easier.
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Scott
Relief
In this meditation, my crippling anxiety and fear had a noticable change through the deep but calm stomach expanding breathes. Getting rid of my short breathes that builds the panic/fear/anxiety more. I was definitely more calm and so spaced out when ended my meditation. Thank you
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Gaby
I feel more relax... splendid and wonderful.
I can be happy no matter what. It’s very important to breath. Natural sounds are perfect company for practice mindfulness.
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Lillian
Balanced and grateful
Feeling energized and rested ready for a productive rest of week.
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Reem
Free
I learned that there’s more to this world than worrying about sth that puts me down and make me feel low.. I’ll start taking care of myself and my health first I want to see the world I want to live♥️
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ariel
I felt more relaxed at peace emotional I was no longer anxious or nervous
I am in control of my emotions and thoughts everything will fall into place if you believe
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Asher
Harmony
To give time to the mind for a moment of ease creates Harmony. This is selflove
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Ellen
Noticed
I need to be around positive people It’s vitally important for my well-being I need more of that in my life for wellness
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Stephen
Day 1
I’ve learned 10 mins is a long time, and the sound of water makes me want to wee. Long way to go for me 😉
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Maria
Friday
10 minutes can have a big impact on the rest of your day and feel at peace and a sense of calm that I can remember and return to throughout my day if I’m feeling anxious and stressed
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Lisa
Mediation to Reduce Anxiety
I learned that I have a very long way to go before I’ll ever even remotely have any kind of control over my anxiety. I find meditation is crap. It doesn’t work for me. Never has. I just sit and meditate on all that’s wrong in my life and end up feeling more distressed when they exercise is over. Best option for me is to ignore the feelings and force myself to stay busy. Thinking is ALWAYS a bad idea.
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Lisa
Am I really the only honest person on this app?
You can’t seriously expect me to believe everyone was miraculously better just because they listened to 9 minutes of talking and nature sounds. I guess everyone else is just a wimp about telling the truth because ALL the reviews are glowing. Significant mental health issues will not be helped by listening to a 9 minute tape. End of story. What a hoot.
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Marjorie
Definitely what I needed, for a starter. Hopefully it will be good.
I learned that I need to let it go! ‘It shall pass’ The sound of nature has always been my key to relaxation.
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Kim
Tanker
De utallige tanker er et problem. Jeg skal øve mere med disse tekniker
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Janet
Self help support
So sorry some people cannot let go and ALLOW, themselves to think beyond their current feelings and explore new, calmer fields. Are they more masochistic than sharing and Loving for themselves and others
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Marques Pizarro
Floating along the stream
Our thoughts are like cars zooming on the freeway, clouds brushing through the sky, and leaves flowing down the stream… we can release our thoughts. We can befriend our mind and attract better thoughts, positive perspectives. Beautiful visualization practice!
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Teddi
Just the thing I needed
I’m having a mental health day because I’m just anxious and exhausted and distraught. This helped calm my mind down so much. I feel much more at peace. Thank you!
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Teresa
helpful
Thoughts on leaves was great. Did have to recenter a couple of times.
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June
Glen
I enjoyed this meditation. A couple of niggles: streams don’t really ebb and flow, they flow and flow. Further the leaf in the image looks like a Lilly pad which would be anchored and not flow down the stream with my thoughts. Thank you, June