Why do you need a meditation coach? After all, YouTube is filled with free meditations.
Well, if you’re like most of us, focusing can be hard. It took me years to learn to get quickly into a meditative state. I logged countless hours on YouTube and dozens of smartphone apps before I could meditate on my own.
That’s where a guide comes in.
1) Meditation can be tricky without a partner
There are lots of reasons why meditation is sometimes hard. Your phone goes off, your house is noisy, you sit down to meditate and end up scrolling for social media for 2 hours instead…I’ve been there. I know.
Having a pre-arranged time to meditate with an accountability partner can make the difference between meditating and not meditating. And meditating makes all the difference.
2) Meditation promotes physical healing (not just mental and emotional)
There are dozens of mental and emotional benefits to meditation, but did you know it affects you physically, as well? This article by the NIH provides an in-depth look at the physical benefits of meditation, including a variety of health conditions like insomnia, digestive disorders, smoking cessation, and more. With a meditation coach, you can focus on your specific physical needs.
3) It’s like therapy, but more immersive
I’m all for therapy. But when your therapist can’t be there, you can gain some immediate relief by dropping into a meditative state any time, anywhere.
Personally, I receive insights into my traumas when meditating, almost like being my own therapist. These insights can be reported to a regular therapist later, of course, and your meditation coach can become a supplemental partner to help you work through some of these issues. That’s why hypnotherapy is so beneficial.
4) Recorded meditations are not one-size-fits-all
Often, in the early days of meditation, I would find myself noticing that a pre-recorded meditation gets almost to my situation, but could’ve been more suited to my individual needs. Working one-on-one with a meditation coach provides individualized assistance for your own goals. I combine meditation techniques with energy work in my own practice, including chakra work, self-Reiki, and mindfulness.