Constructive Rest for Stress Relief
Here is the audio of Imogen’s talk given during a live session on September 19, 2023. During this session, Imogen includes a gentle focus on self-compassion and elements of loving kindness meditation.
Free Constructive Rest Resources:
- Click here for general information, tips and resources.
- 30 Days of Constructive Rest: Click here for the 30-Day Constructive Rest Challenge
Monthly Guided Constructive Rest for Stress Relief Sessions:
Imogen offers monthly online guided Constructive Sessions. They take place during the last week of each month, and she alternates the days and times to help people in different time zones and with different schedules be able to attend live. Recordings are also provided to all who register.
More information and register for upcoming sessions at: https://imogenragone.com/constructive-rest-for-stress-relief/
Loving Kindness Meditation
Imogen drew from the version of loving kindness meditation that comes from Jewish-Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist Sylvia Boorstein. Imogen was introduced to Sylvia Boorstein’s work in the On Being podcast: https://onbeing.org/programs/sylvia-boorstein-what-we-nurture-2022/
Imogen would also like to share the following quote:
to rest is not self-indulgent,
to rest is to prepare to give the best of ourselves
– David Whyte –
This comes from poet/philosopher David Whyte’s writing on ‘REST’ from his book, CONSOLATIONS: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words. https://davidwhyte.com/collections/books/products/consolations-revised-edition