Midweek Meditations

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Note: Midweek Meditations take place Wednesdays from 12:10–12:50 p.m. via Zoom and are an opportunity for relaxation and renewal for staff, patients, and families. To learn more about the meditations and how you can join, see our offerings that follow.

Breath to Heart Meditation

This restorative practice utilizes breath techniques in meditation that help release physical and mental tension and improve well-being. Participants will also learn a heart opening meditation for freeing sadness and fear and experiencing more calm, connection, and loving kindness. 

This program is available via Zoom on the first Wednesday of the month. To view it on your device, follow these instructions for set-up. The meditation will begin at 12:10 p.m.

Mindfulness Meditation

This is a practice of paying attention to what is here in this moment with open-hearted acceptance. With this technique, you will discover how to respond skillfully to stress, care for yourself and those around you, and improve your general well-being and happiness. Led by UI Hospitals & Clinics Mindfulness Program staff. 

This program is available via Zoom on the Second and Fourth Wednesdays of the month. To view it on your device, follow these instructions for set-up. The meditation will begin at 12:10 p.m.

Living Peace Meditation

This is a meditation aimed at inner peace, no matter what challenges are presenting themselves in participants’ lives. The guided imagery meditation offers a respite of peace and a chance for self-care. Participants will also discover how to be a more peaceful presence to those around. Meditation is led by Karen Fox. 

This program is available via Zoom on the third wednesday of the month. To view it on your device, follow these instructions for set-up. The meditation will begin at 12:10 p.m.

Sound Healing Meditation

Enjoy this guided meditation and sound bath with singing bowls. Played live, the bowls’ vibrational frequencies will bring relaxation and restoration to mind and body.

This program is available via Zoom on the Fifth Wednesday of the month. To view it on your device, follow these instructions for set-up. The meditation will begin at 12:10 p.m.

Singing Meditation

Singing Meditation, a time to sing songs for wellbeing and upliftment, has been suspended until we can gather together again in the Meditation Room of L12 Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Until then, visit these sites of oral tradition songs from community sing songwriters across the country and world: