Maud Cuenin is passionate about creating solutions to reduce stress levels, increase wellbeing, generate positive mindsets, uncover under-utilised talents and enable companies to use the full extent of their employees’ abilities.
WHO IS MEDITATION FOR?
Meditation supports feeling stable while going through change
The world is changing at an unprecedented speed,
people are facing personal and professional challenges
like never before.
A healthy diet, regular exercise, group activities
and the regular practice of meditation
are indispensable tools for coping over the next decade.
Humans are designed
to live surrounded by nature.
The harmony of landscapes,
the beauty and the scent of plants
keep people in balance.
The songs of birds
entrain the brain to joyfulness and growth.
The sound of the wind in the trees is therapeutic.
Nature produces its own symphony creating harmony.
If you are a shepperd spending most of your time
on a mountain with animals, contemplating landcapes, you are fine.
If not, meditation is one of the solutions
for the shortfall of connection with nature
and natural way of living.
Humans are designed
to live in communities
Unstructured communication via devices
and social media is a new way of interacting,
it causes a lot of people to feel isolated and disorientated.
Meditation is a way to settle the brain and re-synchronise,
although we recommend that even with a regular meditation practice,
people participate to group activities such as team sports,
sign up for classes, join a public speaking club, attend events,
presentations and conferences, connect with neighbours,
have proper familly meals,
spend time getting to know their colleagues personally etc.
an excessive amount of time
on screens and devices
Technology in incredibly valuable and can change people's lives for the better, however, this requires discernment and maturity
in the types of activities the devices are used for
and the amount of time spent daily.
Notifications need to be kept under control
so that people receive data only when they choose.
Meditation can participate in restoring
the brain functions that have been depleted
by overuse of technology.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
Meditation slows down the brain
and brings calm, focus and clarity.
This alone enables better decision making
and stress reduction.
Meditation reverses the effects of excessive use of technology on the brain
(short attention spam, memory loss, anxiety, food cravings,
poor sense of direction, shrinking pre-frontal cortex, hyperactive amygdala etc) although we insist that good nutrition, time spent in nature and quality time spent with other humans are also fundamental to a full recovery.
Meditation also has other well publicised benefits for health improvement.
The effects on the brain have been validated by science
as a result of the Dalai Lama encouraging monks
to take brain scans to prove effects scientifically
and as a result promote mediation
based on tangible results.
MYTHS AND TRUTHS ABOUT MEDITATION
Meditation is in the lotus position
or at least sitting down
People can mediate sitting down in public transport,
lying down, standing up, or while walking
(focusing on the sensations in the sole of the feet as you walk)
Meditation even includes dance in the Osho tradition!
You can meditate when you eat, focusing on the sensations
in our tasting buds, it is called conscious eating.
People close their eyes to meditate
In the Tibethan tradition, meditation is with eyes open,
just softening the gaze a bit lower.
Most people retain their focus in meditation
significantly better if they keep their eyes open.
Mindfulness = meditation
Mindfulness is being fully present and focused.
With sufficient meditation and self awareness practice, you can retain mindfulness
(and its cohort of benefits of lower stress, better clarity,
hightened intuition and emotional intelligence) all day long.
This does not mean that you would be in a meditation session all day,
it just means that the benefits of meditation have been acquired solidly.
Meditation is in fact slowing down the brain
to a frequency between 4 and 12 cycles per second.
Meditation is silent
In the Kundalini tradition,
repeating mantras is fundamental to the meditation practice,
the buddhist tradition sometimes include the use of mantras.
People can practice meditation
with positive affirmations
or voicing gratitude too.
Meditation requires 20 to 40 minutes
The benefits come from regularity:
optimal results are obtained through meditating
three minutes, three times a day:
- first thing when you wake up
- before lunch (or any time you have 3 minutes)
- last thing before sleep
You need 9mns in 3 slots daily
Although you may chose to stay in meditation longer
for specific purposes
such as spending time
Meditation is silencing thoughts
or focusing on your breath
Meditation is whatever you want: making positive visualisations about your day, practicing gratitude, sending love to someone or to yourself, connecting to a situation through detachment for clarity, tuning into your body to check which part is relaxed and which part is tense, what needs a stretch, which organs feel healthy and which organs would like a detox or want attention.
There is no limit to what meditation can be and we want to teach people to use meditation to cover career success, empowerement, connection with others, oneself and nature, healing, learning to put things into perspective and more. We create custom based on specific client needs.
We want to give every employee
the opportunity to learn a repertoire that enables them
to become proficient and creative with advanced meditation techniques.
We want to empower everyone to use their intuition
to create their own optimal practice
to fit their unique individual needs.
FOR FASTER RESULTS
DOES EVERYONE GET
THE SAME RESULTS?
The regular practice of meditation reduces stress and brings clarity.
The reduction of anxiety combined with the better decisions
enabled by the clarity and prospective makes people happier
and can unleash creativity,
people's emotional intelligence and intuition increase,
it can sometimes get rid of some illnesses.
The above is true but there are some important factors.
1: Regularity is key, it really must be 3mns three times a day for turbo fast results
2. Some people have better ability to focus than others at the beginning,
Those using guided meditation usually have very significantly more success initially
4. Meditation focused on empathy or compassion increases these qualities,
meditation focused on coping with physical pain increases resilience to pain,
meditation based on positive visualisations increases positive thinking, etc
people will progress much faster in the areas
where their have put their intention and focus during the meditation
5. Having a strong intention keeps momentum at the beginning
(until the habit has formed and the benefits
trigger the person to continue)
6. There are different brain frequencies
in which you can meditate.
This intends to produce different results.
You can find illustration charts
are at the bottom of the page.
CAN WE TAKE YOU
ON THAT JOURNEY WITH US?
We have included some short guided meditations here
* A chart with information different brain frequencies is right below