Meditation: Rumination


This 10-minute meditation was prepared by Anxiety Institute particularly for adolescents and young adults to help them develop mindfulness techniques that cultivate awareness of their thoughts and emotions. Sarah Pauker is a licensed professional counselor who empowers clients by giving them skills to improve their health and wellness.

About Our Mindfulness Meditations

Mindfulness meditation is a training practice that teaches you to slow down your thoughts, let go of negativity, and calm both your mind and body. Mindfulness meditation involves a breathing practice and an awareness of body and mind. By moving your thoughts into the present state of mind without judging in any way, you will relax, build acceptance and cope with uncomfortable emotions. This can decrease your anxiety.

Please enjoy these mindful meditations we have created for you.

Breath Meditation
with Dina Nunziato

Center and Orient Mindfulness Meditation
with Loy Anderson

Sleep Meditation
with Sarah Pauker

Gratitude Meditation
with Sarah Pauker

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About the Author

Sarah Pauker, LPC, LCAT

Clinical Supervisor

Sarah, LCAT (Licensed Creative Art Therapist) and LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), is Wellness Coordinator, Art Therapist, and Staff Clinician at Anxiety Institute. Dedicated to lifelong learning and development, she is trained in yoga, stress reduction and mindfulness-based practices, and is currently pursuing certification in psychedelic integration and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

“My personal knowledge and experience of anxiety and fear, as a victim and as a conqueror, has gifted me the valuable asset of emotional intelligence. Knowledge and experience that will give me the empathy to connect with others and the grit to overcome adversity.”

Dr. Daniel Villiers

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