Best Meditations for Wellbeing

Helping You Choose What's Right for YOU

Interested in the differences between meditations? Which are best for gaining more calmness, and creativity and feeling less anxiety? This 2 & 1/2 hour course compares several meditations, offers guided meditations to do now, and supports you in getting clear about your goal. Enjoy one live online meetup for discussion with Emma Bragdon, an experienced meditator, and other students. too. 2.5 CEs available for healthcare providers.

Choosing a Meditation

Live Discussion: 7-8pm ET/ January 12, 2023

Mindfulness, Transcendental Meditation, Techniques for Self-Realization--Which one fits your goals the best? Are there risks in meditating? Let's talk about it.

Facilitator's Experience

Emma Bragdon, PhD

After more than 50 years of meditation practice, and 30 years as a psychotherapist, Emma Bragdon has a wealth of information and perspective to share about meditation. She began following Zen Buddhist meditation techniques in the 1960s taught by Suzuki Roshi, an enlightened Japanese Zen Buddhist. She studied Native American Shamanism with Marilyn Youngbird (named "Chief Woman Among Chiefs") of the Arikara-Hidatsa, and Harry Roberts, of the Yurok culture. She currently uses meditation techniques transmitted thousands of years ago by Yogic sages to Paramahansa Yogananda, recognized the world over as being Self-Realized. (See photos of Suzuki, Youngbird and Yogananda below.) Emma is the Founder/Executive Director of IMHU--as she felt spiritual practices have a vital role to play in improving mental health. She’s published two books on Spiritual Emergency and 5 other books on spirituality and health. Go to for info.

Mindfulness Meditations are popular.  Why?  They reduce anxiety, help manage pain, and improve learning.  There are more than 1,000 published research articles that attest to its effectiveness.

But…Are Mindfulness Meditations the full  monty?    Can mindfulness take you to the ultimate peak: Self-Realization, aka full kundalini awakening?

There’s no doubt mindfulness is calming. It also reduces symptoms of addiction and irritability.  It’s grounding.  It’s not tied to any religion or spiritual philosophy.  It’s simply a user-friendly attention exercise.

But…if you are called to a larger psycho-spiritual goal…then you need to choose a technique of meditation designed to get you there. 


All are welcome!

In the one hour  webinar  you will learn about:

  • The Power of Mindfulness
    • Benefits and Limitations
    • Research and Culture
  • The Power of Yogic Meditations
    • Benefits and Challenges
    • Research and Culture

Also: LIVE ONLINE Meet the presenter and other students to talk about meditation: 1 hour

On completion you will be better able to: 

  • Compare the benefits and limitations of several meditation types

  • Define what recent research tells us about the benefits of meditation

  • Use professional guidance to start your own meditation practice

You will also receive thoughtfully selected short vids and articles about meditations you can use for further exploration:

  • A 1 min vid by Deepak Chopra on the power of mindfulness meditation
  • Reflections by experts on how meditation changes blood pressure and heart health
  • Reflections by experts on how some meditations amplify your creativity, your ability to be effective in the world, as well as your peace of mind. Great for TEENS!
  • a 10 minute mindfulness meditation for relaxation and grounding for any age.
  • a 6 minute beginner's meditation 

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Credits are available for this course for mental health professionals, nurses and MDs. Go to to sign up for them. The fee is $50. for each course and we need you to fill out an application to specify some details for each course you take. On completion this course can award you with 2.5 Continuing Education credits or CMEs.

Course Fee

Includes 1 hour webinar + 1 hour online live meetup + more

Course curriculum

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    • (1 min read) Acknowledgements, a Request & the Disclaimer

    • (1 hour) MARK YOUR CALENDAR---Live Meetup: January 12, 2023, 7-8pm ET

    • (1 min read) Your Take Home

    • (1 min read) The presenter, Emma Bragdon

    • (51 min webinar) Comparing Different Meditations: Mindfulness and More

    • (1 min read/6 min meditation) Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) Meditation and Other Offerings

    • (3 min vid/ 1 min read) Resources for Further Exploration

    • (1 min vid) Deepak Chopra, MD on The Power of Mindfulness

    • 10 minute--Mindfulness meditation called "Body Scan"

    • (1 min read) Meditation Changes the Brain says a Harvard Neuroscientist

    • (9 min vid/ 2 min read) Consciousness, Creativity and the Brain with David Lynch

    • (1 hour live online) Meet to Discuss Meditation, January 12th, 2023, 7pm ET

    • (1 min read) A Heartfelt Goodbye & Your Next Steps


Antonio Adelson Piñón Rial,  Galicia, Spain

"Brilliant! You´ll learn about Yogananda, the person chosen to spread the message of Kriya Yoga in the West, and his teachings. Highly recommended!"

Les Boyer, USA
“Thanks for bringing such a big topic into a concise and clear presentation, and the distinctions between ‘garden variety’, mindfulness, and yogic traditions. Great roadmap!”

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  2. Rated 5 out of Antonio Adelson Piñón Rial 

    Brilliant! You´ll learn about Yogananda, the person chosen to spread the message of Kriya Yoga in the West, and his teachings. Highly recommended!