The video of a guided pain management meditation selected for this assignment is titled “Chronic pain meditation | Natural pain relief | Relaxation for pain” and was uploaded by Generation Calm on January 22, 2021. The following link leads to this meditation practice video: *. I completed the 28-minute session of this meditation practice. In general, I enjoined this experience as it helped me relax and feel calmer. This meditation is guided by a woman and accompanied by a piece of relaxing music in the background. The narrator offers to concentrate on breathing and use the 4/6 technique, which requires one to breathe in on the count of 4 and breath out for 6 counts. As I progressed with this meditation practice, I felt more and more relaxed. Hence, I found this practice relaxing and calming as the woman guided my breathing and reminded me to focus on relaxing the body and mind.
One thing I would change about this video is that I would add more content relating to pain management. At the beginning of this meditation practice, the narrator offers to focus n letting go of the pain. However, later on in this practice, there is no mention of letting go of the pain, and instead, the narrator only offers to focus on breathing and relaxing the body’s muscles. Still, I found this video helpful and would recommend it to use people in the therapeutic context.
I selected a guided meditation script uploaded by the DBT & Mental Health Services (2017) titled “Relaxation script for pain.” The process of selecting a script was not difficult, as there are many options available online. However, this particular script is published by an official website of a psychological organization, which is why I selected it. My experience of being a facilitator with this meditation practice has been good, and I asked a friend who suffers from chronic anxiety to participate in this session. To prepare, I read through this script out loud several times to ensure that I could read it in a calm voice once the session began. I was nervous at first because this was the first time I had to lead a meditation practice, and I was worried that I would not be able to guide the participant through the session adequately. I began by explaining the purpose of this practice and offering the participant to sit in a comfortable position. Next, I explained the breathing patterns that would be used and began the session. I read through the script, which took me approximately 15 minutes. The participant described their experience as good, although they mentioned that they noticed that I was nervous at the beginning, but I was able to focus and sound more confident towards the end of this practice.
If I were to choose an album to play as the background of a pain management session with a client, I would select music that I often hear when I listen to meditation practice. Generally, these practices use instrumental music with a simple melody and one or two instruments playing. Additionally, there are typically the sounds of nature, such as birds chirping in the background of the music. Hence, I would choose an album titled “Buddhist Meditation Music Set” available on SoundCloud. This album is versatile since it contains different melodies accompanied by the sound of nature, including wind, fire, ocean, and others, which is helpful because I would be able to select a melody best suited for a specific client and practice.
DBT & Mental Health Services. (2017). Relaxation script for pain. Web.
Generation Calm. (2021). Chronic pain meditation | Natural pain relief | Relaxation for pain [Youtube]. Web.