Applied Meditation Method

Applied Meditation, Mindfulness

Meditation is gaining popularity in modern society for a good reason.
The ancient practices of meditation have proven themselves effective throughout many centuries. In our age of competition, overwhelm and emotional suppression meditation is a must for anyone who cares about the true quality of life.

Applied Meditation Method was developed by Olga Reinhold on the basis of yogic practices and philosophy combined with psychological and neurophysiological research as response to acute need to find solutions and answers to day-to-day issues and emotional challenges.

What is Applied Meditation?

Applied Meditation Method is not a new magic bullet, not a modern philosophy, not a mystical ritual.

It is down-to-earth and practical, therefore it’s a tool.
It is based on scientifically proven psychological and neurobiological phenomena, therefore it’s reliable.
It is adapted for modern mentality, lifestyle and needs, therefore it’s available to anyone.
It is secular, therefore there’s no religious or cultural restrictions to adopting the method as an effective tool for higher quality of life.

To find out how Applied Meditation can help you, please browse through the headers below to find the goals of meditation that apply to you.
If you want to consult with me directly, don’t hesitate to contact me using this form:

    What Applied Meditation can do for Individuals:

    Improve personal relationships

    Relationship problems with children, partners, friends, coworkers, and other people can significantly affect anyone’s life. Most people see their relationships with others as one of the main factors impacting their life quality. It is not uncommon for people affected by a relationship issue to become vulnerable and feel depressed.

    A conventional approach to relationship issues is to try and change behavior of the “opponent”: “What can I do to make my husband spend more time with me?” or “How can I make my children listen to me?”
    A more “enlightened” approach is to change my own behavior. “How should I talk to my children so that they listen?”

    Changing your behavior or behavior of other people is difficult to attempt, and most of the times the outcome is not worth the effort. It is nearly impossible to force someone’s or your own behavior to change. Temporary success is probable, but life with forced behavior is a miserable life in the long run.

    We need to address what causes the behaviors that damage our relationships.

    We all have experiences, habits, and patterns that we project on other people and situations, and suffer when those others do not comply with our expectations.

    We feel hurt, and we fall victims to pain and offense, but we do not usually realize that the pain originates from within. The good news is: we have full access to the mechanisms that control our emotional pain.

    We long for more joy from our relationships as we become attached to people and situations, but we need to understand that the joy also comes from within. We can create as much joy as we wish without forcing people and situations be the way we want them to.

    When we manage to control our own emotional and mental states, we can obtain relationships that we want. Our relationships become a reflection of our inner state.

    Applied Meditation Method program can be specifically designed to address your inner state, to enable you to own and control your emotions without suppression and denial, and to become the source of the relationships you want to have in your life.

    Send me a message using the contact form, and we will analyze your situation and customize Applied Meditation Program to match your needs.

    Improve focus and productivity

    Focus is the key to productivity, and, consequently, better results in life.
    However, nowadays our attention span is too short since too many things around us are designed to hijack our attention.

    Social media, text messaging, television, YouTube, our own thoughts and worries, the FOMO (fear of missing out), and many other factors make it almost impossible to enjoy natural flow of creative work and its results.

    Besides, the inner sabotage based on fears and avoidance pushes us even further towards procrastination and the immediate reward of scrolling down a news feed or shooting angry birds on the smart-phone screen.

    Before I started practicing Applied Meditation, I used to think that focus means hard work and deprivation of all the good things. Applied Meditation sessions revealed, however, that the state of focus and flow that comes with it is such a rewarding and blissful experience that no small distractions can beat it.

    Every so often anyone can accidentally catch that flow. You may be well familiar with it and wish it happened to you more often.

    An Applied Meditation program can be design to intentionally establish the effortless focus and, as a result, increase productivity and make the work process emotionally rewarding. The method enables you to create the flow and blissful concentration whenever you need it.
    Through a program specifically designed for you, you will learn how to manage your own focus and concentration, and achieve results that would be impossible otherwise.

    Send me a message using the contact form, and we will analyze your situation and customize Applied Meditation Program to match your needs.

    Boost creativity and problem solving skills

    Creativity is often mistaken for non-stop extravagant self-expression. These are not the same things.

    We are all born creative in our own ways, but most of us unlearn creativity.
    Every time life happens not the way we expect it to, we either feel paralyzed and depressed, or we hustle in vain, making attempts that simply fail. If we could only stop and apply creative approach to the times like these.

    The world of today requires more and more creativity for professional and personal success. Creativity is one of the few human traits that machines cannot replace. Thus, creativity is becoming a way more important and valuable asset for career than ever before.

    And after all, don’t we all admire people who nurture and reveal their creative side?
    Have we forgotten that utter joy of creating something new as we were kids?
    Creativity is a part of being human, and many of us can’t stand losing it from everyday life.

    An Applied Meditation program can be developed to nurture your creativity by ensuring the following:

    mental isolation from distractions
    liberation of thinking process from dogmas and stigmas
    effortless focus and flow
    courage to show up

    Send me a message using the contact form, and we will analyze your situation and customize Applied Meditation Program to match your needs.

    Lose weight and improve health

    It is believed that all it takes to be healthy and fit is to mobilize your willpower and stick to certain diet / exercise regime.

    As a fitness trainer in the past, I was exposed to this misconception for a long time, and I was the damage it causes. Health and fitness matters are drastically overmarketed and underestimated.

    The reality is that fat accumulation, muscle development, and cardiovascular performance are complicated processes driven by a variety of factors.

    The major factors are stress and high levels of cortisol. When we are stressed, we tend to overeat, and we make less healthy food choices because we lean towards comfort food which is usually unhealthy. When we are stressed, our metabolism changes. A body naturally adapts to stress by accumulating more fat, especially in abdominal area, and destroying more muscles. Metabolism slows down, and we become less active and more vulnerable to viruses.

    When I use Applied Meditation for health and fitness related objectives, I work on managing stress in the first place.

    You will become more aware of the food you eat, develop intuitive approach to nutrition, recognize satiation and avoid overeating, choose physical activities that are more natural and effective for your unique body.

    You will learn how to induce natural joy of life which will make it unnecessary to derive pleasure from food. Self-appreciation and healthy body image result from this approach naturally.
    It is important to take care of your body not in order to be able to love it, but because you love it. This approach creates fundamentally different level and quality of weight-loss and fitness process.

    Send me a message using the contact form, and we will analyze your situation and customize Applied Meditation Program to match your needs.

    Enhance rest and sleep

    Many serious problems in people’s lives – from health issues to relationship dramas – stem from one simple factor: not getting enough sleep and rest.

    Sleeping longer hours is not a solution.
    Many people have enough time for sleep, but they just cannot take advantage of it and rest properly. Many people feel tired no matter how long they sleep because the quality of their sleep is compromised.

    Besides sleep we also need rest. Rest is not about being motionless, its about doing things you love. But so often people do things that can be defined as “rest”, but they do not feel rested at all because of the background anxiety that’s present no matter what they do.

    Lack of sleep and low quality of rest reduce productivity, cause irritability, frequent illnesses, cardiovascular diseases, overeating, depression, and other issues.

    An Applied Meditation program defines the factors and processes that impede healthy rest and sleep, and removes them through specially designed practices.
    The very first effect from Applied Meditation that most clients report is better quality of sleep and rest. It is due to the tension relief techniques that proper rest becomes possible.

    By addressing the very roots of anxiety, troubling thoughts, irritability and fears one by one, we return the bliss of a really good rest and revitalizing sleep.

    Send me a message using the contact form, and we will analyze your situation and customize Applied Meditation Program to match your needs.

    Reduce stress and anxiety

    In modern life it is almost impossible to avoid stress and not to develop anxiety. There are too many problems, tasks, and responsibilities demanding your attention. These stress factors are most of the times completely out of our control and cannot be predicted. They rob us of the natural joy of life.

    Stress comes from fears, thoughts and negative narratives spinning in our heads. Our brain latches on a negative experience, a task, or a problem, and creates a story that puts our body in a perpetual “fight or flight” mode.

    Eventually, bad stories change our psychology. Chronic stress and anxiety are hard-wired in the body.

    An Applied Meditation program can be designed to understand the nature of your stress and anxiety, identify the physiological “triggers”, remove them, and train your mind to productively deal with your everyday tasks and cope with hardships without the destructive influence of chronic stress.

    Send me a message using the contact form, and we will analyze your situation and customize Applied Meditation Program to match your needs.

    Recover from a traumatic experience

    Life happens. It does. We cannot avoid some bad events in life. Loss of the loved ones, illnesses, break-ups, betrayals, and other negative occurrences traumatize us with long lasting consequences.

    Although we can’t ignore the natural response to traumatic events, we can avoid unnecessary pain and prevent the lasting damage of trauma.

    It is absolutely necessary to be able to deal with bad experiences in life, simply because we are all vulnerable to them.

    Applied Meditation is an effective tool for recovery from bad experiences. It helps cope with all the accompanying emotions and reactions in a healthy way. It assists in seeing and experiencing life beyond the traumatic events, without denial, suppressoin or avoidance.

    Although we can’t avoid bad things from happening, we can learn how to heal and not let them impact our further life.

    Send me a message using the contact form, and we will analyze your situation and customize Applied Meditation Program to match your needs.

    Prevent depression and add more joy to life

    Depression is a serious illness of the modern times.
    Sometimes mistaken for simple laziness, or bad mood by those not affected by it, depression is not something that can be overcome by activating your willpower and getting your act together.
    Depression is a physiological change in the nervous system. A depressed person sees the world and life in dark colors, and cannot help it.

    Loss of motivation, insomnia, tiredness, unwillingness to get up in the morning and act, sorrow and pessimism, inability to enjoy life are symptoms of approaching depression.
    In general, depression is caused by the “bad stories” that our mind tells to the body. The body believes these “bad stories” and adjusts the physiological processes accordingly.

    An Applied Meditation program can be designed to remove the “bad stories” from your head, to free your body from depressive reactions, and to refocus your perception so that joy and vitality can enter your body and your mind naturally.

    Meditation is effective either when you just have “a bad mood”, or when you have been diagnosed with clinical depression, complimentary to medical treatment (not as a replacement of it).

    Send me a message using the contact form, and we will analyze your situation and customize Applied Meditation Program to match your needs.

    Please use this form to contact me regarding how Applied Meditation can help you.