Immersive Meditation Method
What is Immersive Meditation?
Immersive Meditation is an outcome-oriented form of guided meditation, created by Heather Hayward, designed to spark insights & catalyze creating thinking. The goal of Immersive Meditation is to facilitate moments of deep contemplation - leading to realizations that create lasting transformational change.
why it works
Why Immersive Meditation works
Immersive Meditation is a complete system for working with clients or groups designed to facilitate consistent & predictable transformational change. By combining the best elements of the worlds most effective personal development modalities into one simple process, Immersive Meditation is unique in its ability to shift people from confusion to clarity.
Drawing on almost 40 years of experience leading guided meditations professionally & +20 years as a Results Coach & Clinical Hypnotherapist, Heather Hayward created Immersive Meditation from the best elements of her 17 professional certifications. Immersive Meditation takes the physiological benefits of mindfulness & meditation, the laser-targeted inquiry of coaching & the power of active imagination from hypnosis, and combines them into one simple & adaptive technique for catalyzing clarity.
Addressing both subconscious and conscious roadblocks
As any coach or therapist will agree, working with clients in a strictly conscious/conversational state can be a laborious process - often yielding limited or short-term results which are easily derailed by a regression to the habits & patterns driven by our subconscious mind. Immersive Meditation enables a facilitator to easily shift a client into a meditative state, engage the subconscious mind in the creative problem-solving process, and enable the client to realize insights otherwise inaccessible to their conscious mind.
Outcome-oriented guided meditation
While many use meditation techniques, such as mindfulness, as a way to detach from one’s thoughts & focus on the present moment, we see the engagement with & mastery of one’s thought life as a prerequisite for lasting change. Therefore, Immersive Meditations facilitate deep-thinking & healthy self-reflection in a targeted, outcome-oriented fashion designed to enable clients to overcome specific challenges on their way to achieving their goals.
Catalyzing self-generated realizations
The fundamental source of Immersive Meditation’s effectiveness as a methodology is its ability to facilitate self-generated realizations. By guiding clients within, Immersive Meditation facilitators are able to support their clients through a process of self-discovery. Provoking insights in this manner not only creates more profound & lasting impacts on the client but also takes the pressure off of the facilitator, as they are not required to be the source of the answers needed for a client to make progress.
Applications of Immersive Meditation
Immersive Meditation is a highly adaptable personal development modality with a multitude of applications. Whether you want to work with clients 1-on-1, lead workshops or create online courses, this one technique is all you need to impact lives in virtually any format.
One-on-one coaching & therapy
Immersive Meditation was originally developed in 1-on-1 sessions and is unique in it’s capability of delivering extraordinary & individualized results for coaching & therapy clients. It is a complete standalone system - meaning you do not need any other training or certifications to accompany this method - however, can be easily integrated with other techniques as well. With the comprehensive training provided inside our meditation facilitator program, you’ll have everything you need to start & grow a successful 1-on-1 coaching business.
Leading workshops & retreats
What separates good workshops & retreats from great ones is level of transformation experienced by each individual participant. Immersive Meditation offers workshop & retreat leaders a way to deliver a group experience while facilitating a deeply personal experience to each individual. Integrating this technique into your work will take your group events to a new level of depth & effectiveness.
Creating meditation audios
Meditation audios are an invaluable tool for supporting clients between sessions. Additionally, they offer coaches an additional service in providing personalized audios to deliver to individuals or to audio-brand in partnership with existing businesses. This is why we teach our students how to record & create studio-quality Immersive Meditation audios inside the Immersive Leadership Academy.
Courses & Digital Products
Developing online courses
Integrating Immersive Meditation into an online course can dramatically improve its effectiveness. By facilitating targeted moments of self-discovery & reflection, Immersive Meditations can take a course from being strictly informational to reformational. If you want develop an online course that delivers on its promise of personal transformation, our method can help.
Hear from our clients
"I’ve been doing visualizations for years now that I’ve created on my own, but now it’s gone to a whole different level using the framework that Heather & Hunter provide. You really learn how to do it properly, so that your clients really get, not just a feel-good blip, but they really get some deep transformation. And they learn how to go inside and tap into that deep inner wisdom, which is becoming more and more important in this crazy uncertain world that we’re in.”
Evolving our Methods
The future of personal development
The needs of today’s clients have changed, and so should the methods used by personal development professionals. Immersive Meditation is unique in its capacity to address both the physiological & psychological challenges facing the modern client.
The modern client
Meeting the needs of today's clients
In the age of digital distraction, opinion-overload & despair by comparison, the modern client faces unprecedented physiological & psychological challenges. Immersive Meditation gives coaches & therapists the tools necessary to simultaneously reduce stress & anxiety and catalyze the clarity needed to make & sustain change.
guiding vs telling
The power of self-discovered insights
While promoting shifts in perspective is the goal of any personal development modality, few techniques achieve this goal effectively or efficiently. Immersive Meditation operates based on the principle that the client has the answers they need within them - they simply need help accessing those answers. By guiding instead of telling, Immersive Meditation facilitators are uniquely capable at connecting their clients to the self-generated realizations that drive lasting transformational change.
The desire for deep work
As competition for our attention abounds externally, the future of personal development will be characterized by the refocusing of attention within. What clients desperately need & want today is to reconnect with the part of themselves that’s taken cover in the endless barrage of opinions of who & how they should be. Immersive Meditation is the deep work modality designed to guide clients to the truth of why they are here & what they truly want in this life.
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