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Dear Friends:

I thought it would be useful to have a place on the Gift From Within website where members and trauma survivors could find a few meditations. It is our feeling that the meditations can be used as part of your self help regimen and to relieve some of the everyday stresses we all go through. Perhaps they will also aid in ameliorating some of the symptoms of traumatic stress.

We researched the Internet and found a few kind hearted folks who have allowed us to put samples of their meditations on our website. We truly hope you find these meditations beneficial. We like their offerings and philosophy.

If you enjoy some of the free meditations you may contact the authors and websites for more information. We would appreciate hearing from you if you found the meditations helpful.

Of course if you are new to meditations, it is possible that feelings may arise that you are not be expecting. Trauma survivors might want to use caution, although personally, I have never found meditations to be anything other than helpful, relaxing, and at times insightful.

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Angela Passidomo Trafford is an internationally known healer, spiritual teacher, workshop leader, and writer. She is the author of "The Heroic Path: One Woman's Journey from Cancer to Self-Healing" and "Remembering the Language of God: The Forgotten Path." Angela has been featured on several national television and radio programs and in various national magazines. Below are four of her most popular meditations.
1. Butterfly Meditation - Transformation
2. Free Fall - Letting Go
3. Hammock of Light
4. Healing Addiction

Two meditations by Guided Imagery Expert Susan Castle.

Susan M. Castle has been in the medical and energetic healing field for over 20 years. Susan founded her company, Mind, Body and Soul International, to assist individuals in manifesting their Heart's desires and making effective changes in their lives.
You're invited...
to take a break... relax and de-stress!

The 5 Minute Vacation
Mind-Body Relaxation
For more information about Susan M. Castle go to
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Produced by the University of Texas at Austin Counseling & Mental Health Center:

Relaxation Exercises include deep breathing, muscle relaxation, cruise imagery, and forest imagery.


Web Resources
Dr. Lori Leyden- Magical-Living
Gift From Within - "Healing Retreats"
Relax-Online A Return To Spirit with Susan M. Castle
Meditation for PTSD and Trauma Survivors

The Stress Management Handbook by Lori Leyden-Rubenstein
The Heroic Path : One Woman's Journey from Cancer to Self-Healing by Angela P Trafford
Minding the Body, Mending the Mind by Joan Borysenko
The Art of Dreaming: Tools for Creative Dream Work by Jill Mellick

Meditations for Relaxation and Stress Reduction by Joan Borysenko
The Beginner's Guide to Meditation by Joan Borysenko

The Power of the Mind to Heal by Joan Borysenko

Tapes & CDs
Sounds of Nature Sampler CD ~ Suzanne Doucet
Sound Body, Sound Mind: Music for Healing ~ Andrew Weil
Sound Medicine: Music for Healing ~ Steven Halpern (Audio CD)
The Soul of Healing Meditations ~ Deepak Chopra (Audio CD)

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Thank you to all the GFW members who contributed their photos and artwork.

GFW wishes to provide these meditations and resources but can't take any responsibility for their claims, or representations. Please use your discretion.

For a free bookmark send an SASE to Joyce c/o Gift From Within, 16 Cobb Hill Road, Camden ME 04843.
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