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Meditation: Sleep


Welcome. I am Sarah Pauker from the Anxiety Institute.

If you have trouble falling asleep at night, you’re not alone. Stress can cause anxiety and tension, making it hard to fall asleep. This meditation is intended to be done in bed to promote restful sleep by relaxing the body, quieting the mind, and creating a sense of calm and wellbeing.

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

Gratitude Meditation
with Sarah Pauker

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About the Author

Headshot: Sarah Pauker, LPC, LCAT
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.