10 free guided meditations for health and healing

10 free guided meditations for healing

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Feeling under the weather or like your immune system could use a boost (toddler mama here, so the answer is yes all the time)?  Take a few minutes to relax with one of these free guided meditations for healing.

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Meditations for healing

Before I started writing this post on guided meditations for healing, I poured myself yet another cup of tea, and I will keep the Kleenex box close.  I have another cold that I can’t seem to shake.  My immune system used to be great; I would get sick maybe once a year.  Others around me would catch things and somehow I would stay healthy amidst all the germs.  Then I had a baby and she grew into a toddler and she is sick.  All. The. Time.

Is she in daycare?

Nope!  That’s the question everybody asks when they hear she is sick again.  I take care of her part-time during the week and I work part-time outside the home.  My in-laws look after her while both my husband and I are at work.  I know we are very lucky.

Though she is not in daycare, we are quite social.  We have playdates, go to playgroups, parent and tot dance classes, and the library on the regular.  She’s a curious little explorer who doesn’t stick close by when we’re out in public.  Which is great and I love to see her move around in the world, but it does mean she picks up a ton of germs, even though she is not in school yet and has no older siblings.

Why do I keep getting sick every month?

I expected her to get sick a lot, but thought that I would be able to stave off most of her little germs.  This has not been the case so far.  We all got sick in October.  Then November.  Then December.  January 1st hit and she started coming down with something new.  We didn’t even make it through the day before she was full-blown sick.  I followed a few days after.  My husband seems to get about half of all the illnesses, or sometimes a milder version of what we have.

I have challenges with anxiety at the best of times, and being sick or having my daughter sick is definitely not the best of times.  It’s a huge trigger for me when she gets sick.  I’m sure this cortisol flood of stress does not help my immune system at all.  Even though I generally eat well and take care of myself, the extra anxiety combined with much less sleep has left me vulnerable to getting sick as often as her.

Meditation for healing illness

Other than the usual recommendations of eating well, regular exercise and time outside, and good sleep (ha!), I would like to reduce my anxiety about illness or while ill.  For this I turn to meditation.  I have tried lots of different types of meditation, from walking, to guided, to mantra, to just sitting.  When feeling under the weather my mind tends to be extra active because of the anxiety about sickness.  For this reason, I really appreciate a good guided meditation.  Following the guidance of the voice gives me a strong anchor that I find works really well when sick.  If you are feeling rough too, you might like to try one of the guided meditations for healing illness below.

10 free guided meditations for healing

1.  Recovery Meditation: Spoken word for surgery, illness, pain, sickness healing visualization.

This 18 minute meditation is slow and well-paced with a lot of space between words. I found the guide’s voice incredibly soothing.  There is a big focus on acceptance, which is something I struggle with when I get sick.

2.  Immune Boost Guided Visualization. 

This is a quick 5 minute guided meditation by a chiropractic doctor.  It’s a great one when you don’t feel like you have the energy to meditate for more than a few minutes.

3.  Immune Boosting Guided Meditation.

This is another short meditation, this time lead by a naturopathic doctor.

4.  Meditations for Healing | Healing the immune system.

This meditation was created by a medical doctor.  I loved the incorporation of simple details about the immune system.  It really helped me visualize the whole puzzle in my body and focus on creating health at the tiniest level.

5.  Guided Meditation: Spiritual Cold Relief.

While the sound quality on this video is not great, I included it because the quality of her words is high.  It is nice and slow, and specific to relieving congestion in the body and creating overall wellness.

6.  Guided Meditation for Times of Illness.

In this selection, there are a few minutes of explanation by the meditation guide (a clinical psychologist who works with cancer patients) before the meditation starts.  If you would like to skip right to the guided meditation, it starts just after 4:45 and is about 12 minutes.  The first time through it might be useful to listen to the whole thing.

7.  Guided Meditation for Healing.

This high quality guided meditation is 15 minutes long.  There are over a million views for this video, which I think is pretty great for a meditation video!

8.  Guided Meditation For Health And Healing | Immune System Booster.

I’ll admit, I was initially interested in this meditation because it was by someone who called himself “The Anxiety Guy”.  I hadn’t heard of him before, but then read about his inspiring story of recovering from debilitating anxiety and panic attacks.  This is an effective and encouraging 12 minute meditation.

9.  Heal Your Body: Spoken Guided Meditation For Pain & Sickness, Relieve Pain Naturally.

This 23 minute meditation also has over a million views.  It is meant for anyone suffering with chronic pain, disease, illness or to rejuvenate the body.  The guide starts with a good reminder to turn off your cell phone before you begin the meditation.  It would definitely defeat some of the purpose of doing one of these meditations if your phone rings in the middle of it!

10.  Guided Meditation: Immune System Boost.

If you are looking for a longer relaxation, try this excellent 45 minute meditation.  I almost fell asleep while listening to it and that says something as I’m not at all an easy-to-sleep kind of person.

Choose the guided meditation that feels right for you

There are many different styles and voices in these 10 guided meditations for healing.  Some may completely resonate with you, and others might not feel like a good fit at all.  Listen to your gut and don’t force things.  When you’re sick, you want to be extra gentle with yourself.

For myself, I would like to incorporate some of these meditations when I’m feeling healthy again (which is soon, I hope!).  The next time I feel something germ-like coming on, or the next time my daughter is sick, I plan on referring to this list.  I’d like to see if I can help boost my immune system before something full-blown takes over.  Here’s to a healthier year!

Dive deeper into using meditations for healing

If you’re looking to go further than these guided meditations, check out some of my favorite books and CDs on meditation.  These are by some of the biggies in the meditation world, and are very accessible and not intimidating – even if you have never meditated before or have but think you are terrible at it.

Jon Kabat-Zinn – Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness

Thich Nhat Hanh – How to Relax

Pema Chödrön – Good Medicine: How to Turn Pain into Compassion with Tonglen Meditation

For more support for your healing:

Sandra Ingerman offers the opportunity to go deep into physical and emotional healing (and beyond!) in her online course called Healing with Spiritual Light: The Shamanic Power of Transfiguration to Heal Ourselves, Each Other, and the Earth. With over 20 years of teaching, Sandra has witnessed so many inspiring transfiguration results—from physical healings of illness to personal transformations of negative beliefs, attitudes, and emotional energy. Find out more about Sandra’s life changing course here.

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14 thoughts on “10 free guided meditations for healing”

  1. This is so interesting! I have never tried guided meditation but my immune system is not that great either so I’m definitely going to give this is a try!

  2. Danielle

    Great resources for guided meditation. My immune system is pretty good but it could always use a boost.

  3. Natalie

    What an awesome list !! Pinned this one, definitely sharing this thank you ! I didn’t realize there were so many free ones

    1. I’m glad you like the list! 🙂 There are free meditations out there, it just takes a bit of digging to find ones that are a good fit.

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  5. These are really good tips! But I can not relax when I meditate. Probably this is a psychological problem.

    1. I think lots of meditators feel like this. I know I do!! Have you tried lying down instead of doing a seated meditation? Sometimes that helps me. I get all cozy with a blanket and lie on the couch and listen.

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