Guided meditation is an effective approach to manage anxiety. I have identified 15 best guided meditation for anxiety videos on Youtube. These videos have proven to be effective when it comes to obtaining relief from anxiety attacks. Let me know which of these sessions are you drawn towards and have an impact for you.
10 Minute Guided Meditation by Positive Magazine
This is a quick video that demonstrates the effects of guided meditation to relieve anxiety. Its only shortcoming might be its short length.
Total Run-time: 9:53 minutes
Why listen to it: The music is soothing and the voice-over from the lady has a calming effect. It made me cry the first time I listened to it. For beginners to guided meditation, this video is the best way to get started.
Guided Meditation for Detachment From Over-Thinking by Michael Sealey
This is just one of the Youtube videos by Michael that is focussed on meditation for anxiety and depression. This video is one of his oldest and yet my personal favourite from his Youtube collection.
Total Run-time: 42:15 minutes
Why listen to it: The voice-over is soothing, and the music is not over-bearing. The video is long enough for you to lose your rumination. You will feel as if you are floating and might even fall off to sleep.
Guided Meditation For Anxiety & Stress by Jason Stephenson
Jason has his own Youtube meditation channel and is popular with a lot of practitioners.
Total Run-time: 30 minutes
Why listen to it: This video is accompanied by some amazing visual imagery, and splendid professional background music. You have to get accustomed to his Australian accent, but I did not face any issues with that.
Healing Spirit: Guided Meditation for Relaxation, Anxiety and Depression by meditationrelaxclub
A video posted in 2013, with an image of Lord Buddha, meant to relax.
Total Run-time: 28:55 minutes
Why listen to it: This video, nearly half an hour long, is another soothing video. Typically, I refer to this during the afternoons. Some of you may get distracted with the pronunciation of certain words or the heavy breathing at the start.
GUIDED MEDITATION – Anxiety Relief by The Honest Guys
The Honest Guys are creating Guided Meditation videos since 2009.
Total Run-time: 12:28 minutes
Why listen to it: There is focus on controlling breathing in this short video. There are times when I have experienced a white light shining in a dark space. The music is well balanced and I love the noise of the sea-gulls. The sea has a calming effect on me during this session.
Guided Meditation for Stress and Anxiety Relief by Joe Treacy
This is one of the latest videos that has made it to my favourite list.
Total Run-time: 53:57 minutes
Why listen to it: Joe has a soothing voice with no heavy accent. The ocean sounds are peaceful in the background, taking me to a calmer place and helping me reduce my heartbeat rate. The entire session is quite long and you may not need to complete it all to obtain its benefits.
Guided Meditation: Centering Yourself by Jason Stephenson
Here is another video from Jason. He does produce excellent quality guided mediation videos on Youtube.
Total Run-time: 29:42 minutes
Why listen to it: Jason this time takes us to a journey to feel grounded. It draws a connection to a strong tree that is grounded, and you feel stronger inside. You must follow till at least 22 minutes of the video to achieve the best benefits to relieve anxiety.
5 Minute Quick Anxiety Reduction by Mindful Peace
A brief session from MindfulPeace.
Total Run-time: 5:28 minutes
Why listen to it: This session is one that I go to when I want a quick and fast relief when I feel anxious. Although brief, it does generates a sense of stillness within me. The voice-over is very soft and if you follow the chants at his pace, you can feel calm. This will certainly work if you suffer for generalized anxiety.
Meditation For Stress & Anxiety Relief by Boho Beautiful
A nearly 10 minute guided meditation session.
Total Run-time: 9:25 minutes
Why listen to it: The music, the exercise in the video and the beautiful location that it is shot at all helps make this session a must watch for relaxation. You will feel energized after this session for sure, ready to take on the challenges of life.
Guided Meditation to Relieve Anxiety & Stress, Deep Relaxation with Relaxing Music by PsycheTruth
A session by Katrina from Psyche Truth. This video is released in February 2016.
Total Run-time: 18:43 minutes
Why listen to it: Katrina leads this session in a calm manner. The music in the background does not get over-bearing. I do like the Japanese style backdrop. If you are anxious and want to feel peaceful, make it a point to complete the session.
Guided Meditation – Ep. 11 by Paul Nelson
A session created by Paul that is hosted on Youtube by Madeline Rinehart.
Total Run-time: 15:36 minutes
Why listen to it: This session is very useful when it comes to healing pain and reducing. The video is devoid of any music. What animal do you see at 8 minutes during the session? Let me know in the comments.
GUIDED MEDITATION for Relieving Anxiety and Panic Attacks by Miracle Forest
Miracle Forest host this beautiful session on Youtube.
Total Run-time: 16:13 minutes
Why listen to it: “This shall pass” – the words ring so true every time I hear them. Its a beautiful session and with some nice tranquil music in the background (except for the bell beats). The flowers in the video are lovely to watch at too.
10 Minute Guided Meditation by Positive Magazine
A short session by Positive Magazine.
Total Run-time: 9:56 minutes
Why listen to it: The short session is very powerful and does the trick for me every time I listen. It tends to put in the right mood, makes me feel full of energy and at times gets a smile across my face.
Panic and Anxiety removal by Mind Set
A short session by Mind Set, who have few other videos.
Total Run-time: 12:25 minutes
Why listen to it: A lot of emphasis on get ridding of unwanted emotions to beat anxiety and reduce pain. The music is not over-powering and the gentleman has a calm voice.
5 MINUTE GUIDED MEDITATION by OnlineMeditation
OnlineMeditation’s short session.
Total Run-time: 5:37 minutes
Why listen to it: A tranquil session which has some pauses in between to allow you to focus and concentrate. It helps to reduce stress, ease anxiety and feel relaxed in a short period. You can continue to longer sessions after the video ends, if you desire.
Guided meditation has helped me overcome my anxiety. These best guided meditation for anxiety videos played a significant part in the journey. Once you have tried some of these, let me know your favourites.