Spiritual Care at Pembridge
At Pembridge we believe that spirituality is concerned with;
- What gives you strength
- What brings you joy
- What gives you meaning
- What gives you comfort
- What brings you peace
Pembridge Spiritual Care Advisor Martin Hill is here to support all patients and the people close to them.
“I will support all patients and family members, whether religious, overtly spiritual or not, in the challenges of their illness. Representatives of religious or spiritual traditions may be called on if wished to provide support and services, but spiritual care in the hospice is unconditional and a service available to everyone.”
Many staff are specially trained in supporting spiritual care, along with a growing number of volunteer spiritual carers.
Guided Meditation and Relaxation
“When our mind becomes overactive and tense, so does our body. When our body becomes tense our mind follows. These exercises are designed to help both physically and mentally. All of the exercises use an anchor for the mind that we always have with us – our breath.”
The guided relaxation exercises will assist you with physical relaxation, anxiety and sleep.
The guided meditation exercises will assist in bringing your body and mind into the same place; loosening our need for control and finding ourselves a space just to be as we are. Meditation is not exclusively religious but many people, across the religious and spiritual traditions, use it as a part of their practice.
Please note: you must never undertake any of the exercises whilst you are driving, operating heavy equipment or in a place where your full attention is needed.
You can stream the recordings directly from our website, or download and play them on your own device.
Guided Relaxation Album
Guided Meditation Album
Using these guided recordings
Like any form of exercise it can take several practices before we adjust and allow it to become a part of our daily routine. Also, like any other form of exercise, there is a cumulative effect: the more often we perform them the more effective they become. The recommendation is that you undertake whichever exercise (or exercises) you choose once a day, trying to do so at the same time each day. But be gentle with yourself; if you accidently miss a day then don’t worry; simply recommence at the next convenient opportunity.
If at any time you become physically uncomfortable whilst following an exercise then stop. Unlike a gym the aim is not to push your endurance!