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Mindfulness & Meditation for Health

Do these research results surprise you?

“90 percent of all illness and disease is related to stress.”

“Too much stress for too long creates what is known as ‘chronic stress’ which has been linked to heart disease, stroke, and may also influence cancer and chronic respiratory diseases. And illness is just the tip of the iceberg. Stress affects you emotionally, as well, marring the joy you gain from life and loved ones.”

I’m not surprised.

I have health issues myself and know how stress exacerbates my symptoms. Unfortunately it’s like the chicken and the egg…because studies show that chronic illness itself can cause anxiety, confusion, depression, stress.

Research has also proven that mindfulness meditation practices help reduce stress associated with illness and chronic pain, which can reduce the physical and mental discomfort of disease.

And while mindfulness practices can be used for any health issue, Anchored Meditation is currently offering mindfulness training for people living with tinnitus.

CHRONIC PAIN, TINITUS, AND OTHER CONDITIONS

Mindfulness & meditation can be highly effective for those looking for relief in facing health challenges like chronic pain, tinnitus, and other illnesses. For information about workshops and programs on chronic pain, please contact me using the form at the bottom of the page.

If you suffer with tinnitus, please keep reading below!

Are You Living With Tinnitus?

Suffering from tinnitus

It’s difficult. Draining. And disruptive. I know…

Like you, I’m one of the 740 million people in the world who experience tinnitus. In my case, it happens 24/7. Aaaand it’s a 9 out of 10 in terms of loudness…

So I know what it’s like when that hissing, ringing, and roaring in your ears:

Fills you with panic

Makes it impossible to concentrate

Makes you impossible to live with

Makes you feel like you’ll never have a normal life again

Learn mindfulness and meditation
from someone who has tinnitus too.

Early in 2022, I suddenly developed moderate to severe hearing loss in my left ear. Several days later, I started hearing hissing and ringing in my ears, 24/7! And while the hearing loss was difficult to accept, the tinnitus was even worse. I spent months with “Dr. Google”, researching how others were dealing with tinnitus.

It was very hard to read that some people seriously considered ending their life, but I totally get it. In my own dark moments I couldn’t see how I was going to be able to live the rest of my life like this either. 

I wasn’t sure I was even going to be able to continue meditating, let alone be teaching it. But, it turned out that my mindfulness and meditation practice is what saved me. And today I am living a positive, engaged, quality life with tinnitus and hearing loss rather than constantly trying to fight it.

Learn About the 2-hour Workshop

From Panic to Peace:
How Mindfulness & Meditation Can Help Relieve Tinnitus

If you’re curious about how mindfulness and meditation practices can help you relieve the stress, panic, or despair that often comes with tinnitus, this is a good place to start!

In this live 2-hour workshop, you’ll gain a better understanding of what mindfulness meditation is and isn’t, and how it could be the answer to your daily struggles with tinnitus.

Explore the 8-week Program

Be. Hear. Now.
Navigating Tinnitus with Mindfulness & Meditation

This 8-week program provides you with a step-by-step process to effectively cope with tinnitus so it no longer rules your life.

You will learn how to use mindfulness and meditation to reduce feelings of panic, fear, anxiety, tension, or irritability that you may be experiencing as a result of tinnitus.

And, I’ll give you just the facts, none of the “woo-woo”.

While there’s no cure for tinnitus, there are ways to manage it and help stop it from completely disrupting your quality of life. One way that’s been proven to be effective is mindfulness & meditation. In fact, studies have shown that mindfulness-based programs have been proven to:

Reduce the intrusiveness of tinnitus

Decrease tinnitus-related distress

Lower rates of depression in people with tinnitus.

Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with tinnitus or have been living with it for years, mindfulness & meditation practices can bring you some peace of mind.

Doctors have told you “You’ll just have to live with it.

In the 2-hour Panic to Peace Workshop, I’ll share with you how it can be done!

From Panic to Peace Tinnitus Workshop Participant

From Panic to Peace

Find Out How Mindfulness & Meditation Can Help Relieve Tinnitus

If you’re curious about how mindfulness and meditation practices can help you relieve the stress, panic, or despair that often comes with tinnitus this 2-hour Workshop is a good place to start!

In this live 2-hour workshop, you’ll gain a better understanding of what mindfulness meditation is and isn’t, and how it could be the answer to your daily struggles with tinnitus.

*At this time, the From Panic to Peace Workshop is offered to those with tinnitus as well as those who have some level of hearing (partial hearing loss). Stay tuned for future offerings for those with sudden hearing loss.

How

meditation can help your brain turn down the alarm bells.

How

to use mindfulness to decrease the distress caused by tinnitus symptoms.

How

people with tinnitus can overcome their particular meditation challenges.

The From Panic to Peace Workshop is for you if:

  • You’re not sure meditation is even going to help…but you’re open to finding out.
  • You’ve tried meditation apps but would like to have a live teacher guide you (who actually knows what it’s like to live with tinnitus!)

Be. Hear. Now.

If you decide you want to find deeper relief from tinnitus by applying mindfulness & meditation into your daily life, you can join the 8-week Be. Hear. Now. program.

Let me know how you’d like to participate in the next
From Panic to Peace Workshop.

In person at the
AMAL Wellness Center
St. John’s

Date & Time are TBA

Live Online
via
Zoom

Date & Time are TBA

Be. Hear. Now.

How Mindfulness & Meditation Can Help Relieve Tinnitus

The 8-week Be. Hear. Now. program provides you with a step-by-step process to effectively cope with tinnitus so it no longer rules your life.

You will learn how to use mindfulness and meditation to reduce feelings of panic, fear, anxiety, tension, or irritability that you may be experiencing as a result of tinnitus.

During our time together, you will transform your relationship to tinnitus by gaining invaluable tools, insights, and simple practices to help you manage your symptoms so you can live a more peaceful life.

Not only that, once you learn these skills and practices, you’ll be able to apply them anywhere, at any time! You may also notice that you’re finding it easier to focus, concentrate, sleep better, and your relationships, even with yourself, are improved.

Meditating with Tinnitus

The Be. Hear. Now. program
is ideal for you if you are ready to:

  • Feel more empowered in coping with tinnitus (rather than constantly fighting against it).
  • Strengthen your capacity to handle the daily stress and struggles of tinnitus.
  • Feel more resilient and meet your difficulties with self-compassion and care.
  • Increase your ability to focus and perform tasks efficiently without depleting your energy levels.
  • Apply mindfulness into strengthening other areas of your life (like health, work, and relationships).
  • Move forward with acceptance, peace, and positvity.

When you participate in the Be. Hear. Now. program you’ll be part of an 8-week group program that meets weekly for approximately 2 hours where you’ll learn to apply mindfulness into your life and transform your relationship to tinnitus.

You’ll learn how to use mindfulness and meditation to reduce feelings of panic, fear, anxiety, tension, or irritability that you may be experiencing as a result of tinnitus.

During our time together, you’ll gain invaluable tools, insights, and simple practices to help you manage your symptoms so you can live a more peaceful life.

Not only that, once you learn these skills and practices, you’ll be able to apply them anywhere, at any time! You may also notice that you’re finding it easier to focus, concentrate, sleep better, and your relationships, even with yourself, are improved.

Lower your stress response and increase your rest response.

Have an improved relationship with yourself through deep care and self-compassion.

Shift your focus to move disturbing sensations to the background.

Disconnect from panic and strengthen your brain’s neural pathways of peace.

Recognize and manage unhelpful thinking habits that contribute to stress.

Regulate difficult emotions like sadness, grief, despair, or anger.

Change your relationship to tinnitus by shifting your perception.

Find a deeper sense of peace, gratitude, and satisfaction in daily life.

For additional support, the Be. Hear. Now. program includes:

Summaries

to apply each week’s insights and transform your relationship to tinnitus.

Mindfulness Info Sheets

to integrate your newly-learned skills into the week ahead.

Recordings

of each week’s meditations to help strengthen your skills in reducing the stress of tinnitus.

Let me know how you’d like to participate in the next
Be Hear. Now. program:

In person at the
AMAL Wellness Center
St. John’s

Date & Time are TBA

Live Online
via
Zoom

Date & Time are TBA

What should you expect from a meditation and mindfulness program for tinnitus?

A cure-all? No.
Relief? Yes.

I care about showing others how to live a better life with tinnitus because I know exactly what it’s like. But you should know up-front:

During the Be. Hear. Now. program we won’t be talking about tinnitus as a medical condition. Especially in that I am not a doctor. I am a Tinnitus Experiencer – just like you.

There are many reasons tinnitus happens or is triggered. And while there is no “cure” for tinnitus, there are many ways tinnitus symptoms can be managed. Or not – as the case may be for you.

Here are some things we will not be covering in The Panic to Peace Workshop or the Be. Hear. Now. program:

Masking

Sound retraining

Medications

Hearing aids

Supplements or herbs

Manual exercises

Rather, we'll spend our valuable time in helping you learn to:

Shift your perception of what it means to live with tinnitus

Acknowledge tinnitus with compassion rather than actively resisting it

Attend to and actually befriend your tinnitus (as impossible as that may sound right now)

And most of all, help you move forward mindfully with hope and peace.

Are you a Health Care Professional helping patients or clients suffering with tinnitus? 

Get in touch now to discuss ways to help your patients or clients find relief for tinnitus through mindfulness and meditation. 

DISCLAIMER: Mindfulness & Meditation are not a replacement for mental or physical health treatments, nor is anything that appears on this website meant to constitute medical advice. The mindfulness & meditation services offered on this website do not constitute treatment. If you are looking for medical or mental health guidance related to any issues (including but not limited to tinnitus, chronic pain, or illness), please seek the help of a healthcare professional. 

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Karen

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