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Guided meditation for Depression, Anxiety and Insomnia *LONGER MUSIC*


Depression can be seen as a sign of change.
Change within yourself, from your wants and desires to change in your circumstances, people
around you, money and general worrysome scenarios.
Depression usually comes from a snowball effect of bad situations, one after the other after
the other. This sends you deeper into that low mood.
You may feel cut off from people or may even turn your back on friends and family.
Negative thoughts and the seemingly eternal voice in your mind never gives you a break.
With these thoughts and feelings causes restlessness at night, tiredness during times when energy
is needed, anxiety and stress.
I am here to help guide you through this hard time in your life.
I am fully aware that everybody’s depression is different but the attributes are generally
the same. Hopefully, this guided meditation can lend
a hand to you and maybe, just maybe I can hit a note somewhere within you
and your subconcious. Ok, so let’s get started.
Make yourself as comfortable as possible, it matters not if you are laying down or seated.
I will make one request and that is for you to close your eyes. Start to notice the language of your body,
how does it feel? Have you noticed your breathing becoming shallow
and faster since feeling this way? Do your shoulders ache from internal stress?
Pacing seems to be a new thing, along with rigid muscles in your hands and feet.
Dealing with things seems tiresome and makes you feel anxious.
The voice in your head asks so many questions that you aren’t ready to answer.
You need a break from all of this to reflect, to calm and to breathe. This is your mind is sending messages to your
body for you to notice that something in your life needs to change. Take notice of your breathing in a calm manner
and try to not think about anything else, solely focus on your
chest rising and falling. Following the rhythm, just be aware of the cycle. Take a slow deep breath in through your nose
and release through your mouth even slower. Repeat this a couple of times, each time you
breathe out feel your neck and shoulders relax, like a weight
has been taken off them. Now take notice of your breathing again, you
should observe that your breaths are deeper and longer, also feeling
your chest has generously relaxed so much that your shoulders feel the benefit. in and out relaxing more and more. This relaxed moment in time is being sent
down your whole body as relax and feel more grounded. You may possibly hear your breathing become
audible as if you were asleep. Deeper and deeper, calmer and more relaxed. As thoughts enter your mind, give them permission
to leave, you can entertain them later on if you wish. Now is not the time to manage conflict or
deal with anything, this time is just for you. As you relax, concentrate on the darkness
of your eyelids and how heavy they feel. With your body relaxed, feeling heavy, calm
and very loose, your eyelids feel as if they are unable to open, closed
to the world and your mind. This whole experience you feel right now is
of bliss and relaxation, it thoroughly is an oasis of contentment. Your mind can play games on you, drifting
from worry to even trivial things and can be hard to slow down. As long as you remember a thought is just
a thought, worrying about something doesn’t make it so. These thoughts are here to remind you that
a break and a change is needed from within yourself. However long this takes you and the method
you pursue is not important
as long as you take baby steps, one small step at a time that is all that
matters. From sitting outside to going for a walk,
showering, taking a nice hot bath. The simplest pleasures bring a break to the
forces around and in you, giving you space to think and breathe.
Having time to reflect on situations is all important and also ensures that no rash decisions
are made in haste. The way you are feeling comes from deep within
and taking the time to notice what is being said in your mind and body
will help you through. Imagine a bubble around yourself that nothing
can enter. Does it matter what other people think?
Does your situation define you as a person? No!
When you have the time to calmly think about what is going on around you in your life,
look around you, from inside your bubble.
As if looking from a window outside of your life.
You will start to notice the people who have been there for you.
The negative people you should distance yourself from.
An answer to your situation, a goal, a dream. There may not be a fast solution to all these
things, as this will take time. Rather like a placing pieces of a puzzle together.
There will be times when you think you cannot handle certain situations,
you may feel as if you want to give up when something goes wrong in fixing a problem.
DON’T The smallest push, or baby step can show you
that you can do anything. Calmly think about your situation from inside
your bubble now. Feel the safe distance of thinking this way
and the calm manner that you could manage it.
From inside this bubble you are relaxed and have a knowing that you will work on
things when you are ready. Whenever you feel anxious or nervous of a
situation or person, take note of your breathing and remain calm, you can control the over
reacting subconcious feelings that arise from stressful situations.
Remain calm, collected and grounded, as if things were in slow motion.
Now your subconcious has taken in some slightly new ways of thinking that had been forgotten
you feel much more relaxed. If you would like to fall asleep you can welcome
a comforting deep rest right now as the music will
play on for a while. When you awake your subconcious will remember this audio and start to practice
it whilst you become ready. There is no rush and things can be taken as slowly as you desire
to bring change to your life.

Otis Rodgers

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44 COMMENTS

  1. Justin Wirth Posted on April 15, 2016 at 3:54 am

    Truly a great benefit to my mental health/sleep has been achieved from the videos you are sharing. This is meaningful work you are doing – thank you most sincerely/genuinely.

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  2. Jo A Posted on May 5, 2016 at 2:16 am

    Excellent explanation of depression. Thank you for all these videos.

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  3. dave kelly Posted on May 10, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    brilliant,thank you so much as these are dark days for me

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  4. Michelle Posted on June 19, 2016 at 2:45 am

    this is amazing, struggling so much right now and your meditations and channel as a whole is a amazing gift. thank you so much for giving me a hours peace and calm each night

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  5. little witchcraft Posted on June 24, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    im so glad i found this.. you are just amazing , this is really helping me .

    thank you x

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  6. Robin Vogt Posted on July 1, 2016 at 2:35 am

    what can i say another great one Im catching up on all you videos thank you

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  7. angela smith Posted on July 4, 2016 at 3:06 am

    thank you so much for these wonderful videos. the combination of depression and insomnia make life very difficult for me but your videos are one of the few positives in my life. I listen to two or three every night and your calming voice in my ear helps me fall asleep. the perfect cadence and tone to soothe and relax. thank you so, so much. I can finally look forward to going to bed!

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  8. angela smith Posted on July 4, 2016 at 3:08 am

    thank you so much for these wonderful videos. the combination of depression and insomnia make life very difficult for me but your videos are one of the few positives in my life. I listen to two or three every night and your calming voice in my ear helps me fall asleep. the perfect cadence and tone to soothe and relax. thank you so, so much. I can finally look forward to going to bed!

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  9. Jackie W Posted on July 9, 2016 at 6:59 am

    Do you work with people Christian..?

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  10. Steph B Posted on July 10, 2016 at 5:35 am

    I love your meditations, I hope one day you consider doing one on overcoming codependency 🙂

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  11. Amy b Posted on September 22, 2016 at 1:18 am

    Hope and pray this helps. Dark days for me atm. Could use an ear x

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  12. Karen Sweeney Posted on October 2, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    thank you for this it really helps with my anxiety and depression been trying so many things xx

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  13. Martin S Posted on October 3, 2016 at 3:26 am

    omg those "voices" "No woman finds you attractive" "you might get laid off from your job" your anxiety will return worse than ever". it sucks.

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  14. Anabell Smith Posted on November 14, 2016 at 9:02 am

    my thoughts are impossible to go away, it's empowered me to be the me I don't like to see. I have lost friends to murder and suicide and I'm here today, it's hard living life. my dad ran away and my mom has new men in and out of my life I can't keep up and my boyfriend is so busy not caring it's like no one cares about me, I'm alone.

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  15. theSpartaChannel Posted on January 3, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    You have just set me free…thank you so much, I feel so peaceful.

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  16. Jeff McDonald Posted on January 30, 2017 at 6:35 am

    I was feeling so extremely low as if absolutely no one loved or cared for me not even family or friends. You made me feel cared for, and that is all I needed to be ok again. Thanks

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  17. Powerjenjenjenjen Posted on January 31, 2017 at 1:22 am

    Thank you for the little note at the beginning 🙂

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  18. Powerjenjenjenjen Posted on January 31, 2017 at 1:39 am

    Shame the spoken part is only 15 mins, the music is a bit spooky on its own. Loved the spoken content though 🙂

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  19. Moninn Yem Posted on February 6, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Thanks for the upload. My beautiful girlfriend gave me this bc I hit rock bottom. I would not wish this to my enemy. I wish you anyone here the best of luck on this journey that they must alone can only do or solve.

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  20. scotty smith Posted on February 7, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Fell asleep within ten minutes. This is great thanks brother. God bless.

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  21. Helena G. Posted on February 26, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    I have been listening to you all day for a few weeks. I am struggling badly. Your voice is the only thing that helps x

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  22. Noreen M. Gulwani Posted on March 14, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    really effective video. thanks!

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  23. Bethanie Taylor Posted on May 8, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    I had an emotional upheaval shortly into this meditation. I started sobbing. I couldn't stop crying. the calmness of your voice felt so opposite of the cacophony inside me. I'm at a crossroads in my 5 year relationship right now, and I'm confused and depressed. I stopped 9 minutes in and let it all out. thank you for getting me to confront how I feel. I've been using guided meditation before bed for about a year now. and this is my first crying while meditating experience.

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  24. Aruba Nanda Malik Posted on May 22, 2017 at 9:17 am

    thank you help to depression person

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  25. Aruba Nanda Malik Posted on May 24, 2017 at 3:15 am

    thank you

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  26. rmb Posted on May 25, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    This meditation put me in a full state of relaxation immediately. Great work.

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  27. Vetiver Posted on June 21, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    Thank you for your videos and verbal guidance. I also found that positive affirmations or questioning your subconscious in parts where there is no speech or you can't fall asleep, help support and feel out why this is happening and how to control it better, but like you said, everyone is different, and I enjoy these videos none the less.

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  28. Tova H Posted on October 3, 2017 at 2:39 am

    the music afterwords is super soothing. Thank you!

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  29. nobody important Posted on October 26, 2017 at 3:35 am

    Thank you, going through some things and always listen to guided meditations at night to unwind and fall asleep. Enjoy this one. Thanks a lot.

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  30. Kari Short Posted on December 2, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    In the surrender phase and struggling with ugly depression. Praying for relief 🙏

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  31. Marcda Marcelin Posted on December 29, 2017 at 4:57 am

    This is an outstanding meditation.Even though I am still having trouble with sleep. I been playing it over and over.

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  32. Sharon Westphal Posted on December 30, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Bless you for all that you do

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  33. Deana Barrett Posted on March 20, 2018 at 11:07 am

    I'm going to share a hack on the internet for the trending meditation tips. All you have to do is type: "MindYoga4U" in Google. This will undoubtedly help you.

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  34. Karma Queen Posted on April 6, 2018 at 3:51 am

    ❤️🤗

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  35. Londa Ryan Posted on May 3, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    Disappointed me… He was guiding and had beautiful encouraging things to say… Then he drops off and it's tense music… I think it gives the opposite effect I need

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  36. Sarah J Posted on August 25, 2018 at 9:19 am

    This is amazing 😍

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  37. Debbie Evans Posted on September 14, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    I am in the deepest depression I have ever been in my entire life. Everything in my life has fallen apart. I don't know how to get out of this pit. Your voice calms the mind and soul. Thank you.

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  38. DaniiiAkasha Posted on March 9, 2019 at 12:53 am

    This is beautiful

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  39. Dorothy Joy Cassilles Posted on April 8, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    My big dream is a world where depression is understood and treated like any other health issue, where jokes about people with depression or other mental illnesses do not exist in the everyday conversation of communities and where prevention/early detection of depression is taught to everyone from school kids to senior citizens. I wish to empower individuals thru education so that we eliminate the mental health emergency facing the world. One person living (or dying) with depression is one too many.

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  40. Dorothy Joy Cassilles Posted on April 8, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    I live with depression and anxiety as part of the bipolar spectrum disorder i was diagnosed with in 2009. Meditation, hypnosis, etc are just one part of my health management plan. Your meditations are so very helpful in reducing the amount of stress i face daily. Not allowing the stress to accumulate over a number of days is the only way to stop it from triggering the bipolar. Thank you for all the hard work and long hours of work you put in to each of your videos.

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  41. Mom Ali Posted on July 7, 2019 at 6:16 am

    Best meditation ever , please more like this

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  42. Mom Ali Posted on July 9, 2019 at 12:12 am

    Please mantion one for me like this one after you stop talking the sounds you bring this unique impassable how come , what did you do something else

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  43. Jackie W Posted on July 16, 2019 at 4:37 am

    Christian, I don't know how to get out of my situation…I live very remotely back with my parents, they both have Aspergers, I'm not their carer, they're highly independent but there's no warmth or sharing, just very rigid and suppressive. I'm not working and am miles from anyone…I can't do this on my own any more, I read your comment about your life was in other people's or something and it resonated…I have no idea who I am or where to get help..I'm someone who needs a lot of warmth and touch as I didn't have any when growing up. I'm getting lots of headaches because of the stress and isolation…I don't know where to start, I feel overwhelmed x thank you for the space to share x

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