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Relaxation and Meditation Resources

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Samaritan staff and volunteers created these resources to help you relax and find peace. We invite you to try a 20-minute Zen meditation session, sing along to your favorite hymns or patriotic and American folk songs, or enjoy watching our pet therapy dog in action. Please check back for more resources.

Quick Links: Massage | Readings | Sing Along | Pet Therapy | Yoga for Grief

Meditation

A 20-minute introduction to Zen meditation with Samaritan Spiritual Support Counselor Richard Simon

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A 5-minute, beach-themed, guided meditation with Samaritan Social Worker Theresa LaTorre, LCSW.

Enjoy this forest-themed guided meditation with Samaritan Social Worker Therese La Torre, LCSW.

 

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Relax to Sound Meditation for Peace written by Samaritan Music Therapist and Certified Sound Healing Practitioner Sara Kuhlen.

Drop into a state of deep relaxation with this original Shruti song written and performed by Samaritan Music Therapist and Certified Sound Healing Practitioner Sara Kuhlen.

Massage

Engage the power of touch to bring you comfort and relaxation with these videos featuring Samaritan Massage Therapist Dana Watson, LMT.

 

Readings

Samaritan Social Worker Serena Hnosko reads an excerpt from Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo.

All Fall Down

How Does It Taste

Being a Spiritual Warrior

Sing Along

Sing along to your favorites with Samaritan Music Therapist Sara Kuhlen.

American Folk Songs

Patriotic Songs

Hymns

Broadway Tunes

Pet Therapy

Enjoy watching this video starring Volunteer Maria Gifford and Pet Therapy Dog Django.

Yoga Series

Join Samaritan Center for Grief Support Bereavement Program Supervisor, Joan Ordille, DSW, LCSW, CYT, CRM, for a yoga and meditation for grief and loss YouTube series  that explores healing through yoga poses, breath, and meditation. There are eight sessions posting on Saturdays during July and August 2020.