At The Brambles well-being is important. There are so many ways to add in a bit of well-being into the day and here are some of my favourite resources for doing this. Bold, underlined text are links.
I like to take a bit of time out every day if I can to enjoy some quiet time doing either guided or unguided mindfulness or a meditation. There are lots of resources for these and I've shared some links to some of my favourites.
Visualisation and Affirmations are very useful. I hurt my knees at the end of 2019. I have been using a mix of real physical exercises and visualised exercises over the last few months. I did have a period of time where I felt the visualisations weren't working, but I'm now back on track. Affirmations are just a handy little tool that can be used anywhere when needed. For example, if you need a bit of a "pick me up", find an affirmation that does this for you. It could be as simple as reminding yourself that "All is well in my world." Well said Louise Hay :)
Breathing is something I do every day! But I also use my breath to bring me back into the moment. I've found it's also easy to breathe shallowly and forget to breathe when I'm concentrating, and these are then good times to take a few deep breaths!

Meditation Resources

The Mindful Movement have an extensive library of free meditations on their YouTube channel. I particularly like their Guided Meditation for Relaxation, Healing and Vitality.

Hay House Meditations. I access these via PodBean (no account required). There are a lot of great free meditations by Hay House authors.

Matthew Manning is a healer and author. I have some of his previous meditation CDs which are excellent, and he has some new ones available on his website. I also recommend his healing circles if you are able to make one. All The Days of Your Life is a beautiful meditation available on his Facebook page created with Anita Ridley and Tim Wheater.

Abby Wynne is a Shamanic Psychotherapist, Energy Healer, Author and Teacher. She has a selection of free meditations on her Soundcloud channel. Take a listen to her Breathe, Centre and Heal meditation. I love her Healing with the Luminous Beings Meditation Bundle which contains 3 meditations: Healing with the Ascended Masters, Healing with the Angels and Healing with the Elementals. These are between 38 and 50 minutes long.

Denise Linn is a healer, writer and teacher. Angels are Here and Snowy Mountain Dreaming are two of my favourite meditations.

Kyle Gray is a spiritual teacher. I particularly like his Breath Meditation.

Gabrielle Bernstein is a speaker and author. Her free Positive Energy Meditation is uplifting and one for listening to more than once!

Kris Carr is an author and wellness activist. You can check out a couple of her meditations for free by signing up to her newsletter: Magical Intuition and Pep Talk. I find her meditations perfect for when I only have a short time for one. I have her Meditations Self-Care for Busy People and Extraordinary: Meditations for a Magnificent Life.

Marisa Moris is a spiritual intuitive. She has a number of great meditation audio downloads on the Hay House website for purchase.

The Honest Guys have a library of free meditations on their YouTube channel. I have found the Mindfulness Meditation Guided 10 Minutes to be very good.

Mindfulness and Meditation Drop in Sessions. Check your local area for free or pay for sessions. One of the churches local to me holds a free mindfulness session once a month which is very good.

Affirmations and Visualisations


The following are some of my favourite affirmations.

Louise Hay
 - All is well in my world. Everything is working out for my highest good. Out of this situation only good will come. I am safe!
- It's only a thought, and a thought can be changed.
- Every thought we think is creating our future.
101 Best Louise Hay Affirmations of All Time
- Power Thoughts 365 Daily Affirmations by Louise Hay

Dr Wayne Dyer
- Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.
- You will see it when you believe it.

Emile Coue
 - Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better.


Our thoughts are powerful and visualisation is a way to help heal. Information on this overall topic can be found in the following books:

David R Hamilton PHD
How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body is a book I couldn't put down and It's the Thought that Counts: Why Mind Over Matter Really Works is an earlier book that covers a similar area.

Matthew Manning
Your Mind Can Heal You
r Body and The Healing Journey.

Emile Coue
Self Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion. A free version of this book can be accessed at Project Gutenberg.

Affirmation and Oracle Card Decks

Affirmation and oracle card decks I find a great way to tap into inner intuition. I never saw myself as an oracle card user but find they really do work! A few of my favourite card decks are:

Denise Linn
Native Spirit Oracle Cards this was the first deck that I bought and are still my favourite. Her book Kindling the Native Spirit is also a good accompaniment to these cards.

Tosha Silver
The wild Offering Oracle

Gabrielle Bernstein
Miracles Now

Esther and Jerry Hicks
Ask And It Is Given


Breath work is something I can always call on wherever I am and even if I only have a moment to spare. It brings me back into the moment as well as helping to relax me. Sometimes it's easy to forget to breathe well. I find that when I'm concentrating I sometimes end up holding my breath or breathing shallowly. I then bring myself back into the now and take a few deep breaths. I breath from the diaphragm.

In for 4 out for 6 I often breath in for a count of 4 and out for a count of 6, both through my nose. But on the out breath I slightly contract the back of my throat (so the out breath sounds like the ocean waves).

In for 4, hold for 4, out for 4, hold for 4 is another breath that is handy to have in my "toolkit". davidji calls this the 16 second technique to master your emotions. davidji also has a lot of free meditations on his YouTube channel davidji meditation.

Dr Belisa Vranich Take a look at her Ted talk How to Breathe and her book Breathe.

Matteo Pistono has a good walk through of breathing from the diaphragm - Belly Breathing to Relax.



As my breath section is quite short I thought I'd add some notes about tapping here as well. Tapping is also called EFT, the Emotional Freedom Technique.

The Tapping Solution offer lots of information and free tapping resources. They also have a free app that includes a number of free tapping meditations. Tapping is based on the combined principles of ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology.

Nick Ortner and Jessica Ortner have written a number of books on tapping including The Tapping Solution: A Revolutionary System for Stress-Free Living and The Tapping Solution for Pain Relief. I have found the book on pain relief useful for my knee issue. A list of their books can be found here.

More EFT information can be found at:

Gary Craig EFT

EFT Universe