Hélène Bourhis Bois
Here is a Full-Presence Meditation exercise that has helped me in my health journey.
Full-Presence Meditation in a hospital context
During the confinment, a nurse friend who worked in ICU asked me for a meditation suited for patients suffering from Covid19. This meditation needed to be short as patients undergoing heavy treatments were exhausted and could not sustain a physical effort longer than a few minutes. In view of the positive feedbacks from this guided meditation practice :
- Patients reported a sensation of appeasement, of a moment of serenity and of forgetting to focus on their breath in a negative way
- At biological level : oxygen saturation in the blood rose and with it the anxiety linked to the sense of lacking air disappeared
- Furthermore, these effects lasted in time and the regular practice of the exercise maintained the effects
I decided to make this meditation available to all and recorded it on the YouTube “apprendre-en-corps” that I built. It has been translated in several languages (english version).