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Abuse and its aftermath are tough topics to focus on, they can easily get one tense and anxious. Sometimes we just need to sit down, breathe, and center for a while, to get relaxed and focused again - or simply if we're battling insomnia or nightmares. Nature scenery, meditation, and guided imagery are helpful for this purpose because your body doesn't know the difference between real and imagined world, so imagining a peaceful walk in a forest can make you feel revitalized, centered, calm, peaceful, and refreshed, - as if you really took that walk. If you're not a fan of guided imagery - just watch some of the videos below. Sea turtles are pretty good.
Forest creeks, clouds, beaches, aquariums, fireplaces, etc - each video is 2-3 hours long and has either nature sounds or calming music. Great thing when you're upset, especially if you make it full screen.
All of the recordings are published with permission from various mental health organizations, and therefore often include a short statement about that organization before and/or after the script itself.
Courtesy of Tara Brach
Mostly classical piano, but there's also ethnic music: Native American flute, Chinese cello, French Accordion, etc.
~ Eldridge Cleaver
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