Show 257 - Using Meditation Beads for Grounding Practice

Grounding is a way to help you calm down. To get a grip on whatever caused your symptoms flare up. Meditation beads could be a way for you to have a tactile or touch means of centering yourself.

You can use it to remember an affirmation, incorporate it into your breathing practice, or to remember that you are not defined by a random thought. You are a person in the here and now.

There are all sorts of meditation bracelets in the marketplace. There always has been. 
The Catholic rosary, Mala beads, Reiki meditation bracelets. 

Some people call them worry beads. You name it and somebody, somewhere has a beaded bracelet with a specific meaning attached to it. 

In this episode, a look at some of the ways a beaded bracelet could help you with meditation or symptom control.

Resources Mentioned: has a page on Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief where they explain about the different grounding techniques. There is also a link on that page to a recording to help you practice deep breathing meditation.

Positive has an post about what is grounding and some of the techniques used to help center yourself.

The music for this episode, Waterside Harmony from Purple Planet Music

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.


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