The At Ease program by Meditation Oasis® is a unique approach to relieving anxiety and worry. Special voice-guided breathing meditations, exercises and journaling work together to break the "anxiety worry spiral". At Ease was designed to make deep and lasting change rather than just applying a temporary “band aid”. The long term benefit of At Ease will come from using the breathing meditations, exercises and journaling regularly over time. The program also includes a link to a Question & Answer page where course participants can ask questions.
What At Ease Includes
- Three guided breathing meditations, especially created for anxiety
- Optional musical backgrounds for the meditations (3 choices)
- Suggested exercises to do during the day
- Guided journaling
- A moderated online Question & Answer page
Guided Breathing Meditations
Guided breathing meditations are the core of the At Ease program. When we are anxious, our breathing becomes shallow and constricted. You will learn to deal with anxiety by breathing in an easy, natural way that makes you feel more relaxed. In addition, the meditations will also train you to let go of worry and find the pleasure in breathing. The course contains 3 easy, effective breathing meditations:
- Deep Breathing Guided Meditation
- Breath Awareness Guided Meditation
- Belly Breathing Guided Meditation
You can listen to the meditations with or without music and there are three different selections of music to choose from.
Journaling and Exercises
The At Ease journaling process is designed to increase self-awareness -- the foundation of all meaningful change. It will also help you develop strategies for dealing with anxiety. You will be given exercises to do during the day, and questions to write about as you reflect on your experiences with the exercises.
Important Note: This program is not therapeutic in nature. It is not meant to be used as a substitute for professional counseling or medical advice.
"I am a very anxious, nervous person but thanks to you I am becoming relaxed and finally sleeping enough." -- Sophie
"Mary Maddux is able to bring her listener to a state of calm and relaxation quickly and easily. Her voice and the music behind her is so soothing to a tired soul and bring you to a quiet level of relaxation." -- Kim
"A couple times at work, I could feel panic attacks coming on so I went to a conference room and listened to one of the meditations... I was able to calm down significantly and get through the day. Pretty amazing!" -- SH
"The words and music...work together in a synergistic way to create a feeling of comfort, peace, and reassurance that has been very effective for me in reducing the anxious thoughts and increasing the joy and well being." -- CP
At Ease is also available as an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch App. (Features vary somewhat.)