A podcast producer blends mindfulness meditation with her love for sound, to create a new process called “Soundwalking”
GUEST COLUMN: VICTORIA FENNER — A few years ago I took the time to deliberately slow down. Part of this process involved taking a course on “Mindfulness Meditation” based on the writings and theories of Jon Kabat-Zinn. His books: Wherever You Go, There You Are; Full Catastrophe Living; and Coming to Your Senses, (among many others) explain how to apply mindfulness in traditional medical settings for pain management, depression and even relief from psoriasis.
I’ve always liked the idea of meditating, but I have trouble staying still for any length of time. Shutting down my senses, in particular my hearing, is not easy for me, as I make my living as a radio and podcast producer. There’s just too much to experience out in the big, wide world. And I like to be on the move. As I came to discover, mindful mediation is a practice I can combine with a process I call “soundwalking” to increase my ability to relax and be immersed in the moment.Read more