PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 28, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- For the stressed-out individual who seems to fall into anxiety as a default mode, George David Keaton
promotes a recent article
in The Huffington Post that discusses meditation for beginners. As a certified integrative health coach and the owner of Integrative Circle, George David Keaton places a high emphasis on stress management. "It is generally the number one leading cause for a variety of issues and hardships my clients cope with," he said. To unbind the chains of stress in his clients' lives, he seeks to offer practical de-stressing techniques, varying to fit the individual's unique needs and personality.
Keaton is a strong supporter of mediation, as he believes quieting the mind can reduce stress in a number of ways. The article defines mediation as a process of "cutting through our brains' static and finding focus." According to George David Keaton, the ability to mediate does not only offer a slew of health benefits including stress management and aid for depression and heart disease, it also provides individuals with the gift of trained attention.
Before jumping in to simple meditation exercises as a beginner, Catherine Kerr speaks out as the director of translational neuroscience at Brown University's Contemplative Studies Initiative. "Go slow, and be compassionate and gentle with yourself," she said. The article adds, "It's natural for your mind to wander as you try to focus, so when it does, don't distress."
Keaton recognizes the practice of walking meditation, a format Kerr states is "very traditional, simple and well suited for stressed out people today." The article encourages stressed individuals to "find a space outside and simply walk at a slow or medium pace, focusing on your feet. Try to distinguish when your toe touches down the ground, when your foot is flat on the ground and when your toe points back upward. Feel the roll of your foot. Observe sensory details: a tingle here, a pull of the sock there."
When clients' minds wander, Keaton encourages them to bring their attention back to their feet. Kerr adds that this is a concept in which beginners are building a skill of noticing when their attention drifts into default mode and bringing it back into focus. The ability helps them establish a more alert presence, especially in times of stress. Keaton also urges stressed people to practice gratitude exercises, a form of meditation that takes two minutes after first waking up to find focus.
"Thinking of people you are grateful for and simply focusing on their face is a form of silent gratitude that really draws people into a calming state," he said. "I encourage clients to have this silent gratitude reflection early in the morning, but also throughout the day." George David Keaton implores individuals not to miss out on their own lives and to practice meditation to develop a more enriched sense of concentration and relaxation.
George David Keaton
is the founder of Integrative Circle, a holistic health coaching service that adopts an interactive approach to health and positive life changes. He strives to coach a diverse range of clients interested in leading healthier, happier lives. Through goal setting, dietary changes and renewed exercise plans that are innovative and calming, Keaton helps individuals change their lives and establish long-lasting health results. He is also a motivational speaker who enjoys speaking on the trends of holistic health.