Meditation and the Breath

Benefits of Meditation

Type of Meditation

Meditation Link

Facilitator

Calming

Grounding Meditation

5 Minutes

Here

Stephanie Stockham-Ronollo

Compassion

Affectionate Breath

21 Minutes

Here

Dr. Kristen Neff

Decrease Anxiety

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

8 Minutes 40 Seconds

Here

Dr. Tobin Lovell

Decrease Anxiety

Mindfulness of Sound

14 Minutes

Here

Dr. Rebecka Tompkins

Decrease Anxiety

Diaphragmatic

Breathing

9 Minutes 13 Seconds

Here

Dr. Allan Vines

Decrease Anxiety

Letting Go of Thoughts

3 Minutes 30 Seconds

Here

Dr. Rebecka Tompkins

Difficult Emotions

Soften, Soothe, Allow

16 Minutes 

Here


Dr. Kristen Neff

Forgiveness

Loving Kindness Meditation

6 Minutes 30 Seconds

Here

Stephanie Stockham-Ronollo

Grief

Guided Mountain Meditation

Thirteen Minutes 20 Seconds

Here

Dr. Rebecka Tompkins

Mindfulness Eating

Eating Meditation

7 Minutes 40 Seconds

Here

Staff - University of Missouri

Positive Body Image

Compassionate Body Scan

24 Minutes 

Here

Dr. Kristen Neff

Relaxation

Mindfulness of the Breath

6 Minutes

Here

Stephanie Stockham-Ronollo

Sleep

Body Scan

12 Minutes 45 Seconds

Here

Stephanie Stockham-Ronollo

Student Counseling Services invite you to try the meditation and breath exercises above.  We recommend practicing these techniques in a quiet and comfortable environment.  It might be helpful to try several different exercises to determine which ones are effective for you.  In addition, it is important to note that often in these recordings there are "silent spaces" in order to offer you time to quietly focus on your breath or body.