How to use simple yet profound skills to corral the huge creative powers of our brains to find real, practical solutions vs fuelling run-away worry and anxiety
Even if you know all these facts already, just listening to the lecture is supportive and soothing although the real benefit of this talk comes from the inclusion towards to end of an actual practical guided visualization session.
The guided session part in the above video starts at 1:05:55.
What is sleep, what it does, why we need it, and how to remember how to sleep deeply
Guided visualisation to use the creative mind properly and to turn the brain off
The guided sessions by Dr. Marty are published by the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona and are available, as well as dozens of others, in their Meditation & Mindfulness for Stress & Anxiety section.
(Other sections include guides for exercise, body rehabilitation, many informative lectures on a variety of medical and social topics and the Body of Wonder podcast hosted by Dr. Victoria Maizes and Dr. Andrew Weil.)
Positive worry aka tension release and refocus session
Is your system overwhelmed and you'd like the mind to race in a useful direction? Maybe multiple life crisises at once, grief, shock, or maybe "only" a creative block?
This is the session for you to learn/be reminded how to properly use that big powerful brain.
Rest and recharge deep relaxation session
Is your mind racing and calculating, with worries or welcome excitement, and you just want the mind to STOP? Feeling wired but exhausted? Need sleep vacation meanwhile don't have the time for even a nap?
This is the session for you to use the power of the mind to turn on the resting capacity of the body - I call it "sleep XTRM".
Free resources are also available in their full section of audio and video lectures and guided meditations for reducing stress, falling asleep, and turning on the body's own healing and restoring properties.