meditation to help your Mood

Meditation can alter your response to the major triggers of bad mood such as anxiety and stress. It has been proven to affect certain regions of the brain specifically linked with depression. But don't just take our word for it - these claims are backed up by credible scientific research, such as those conducted by the Harvard-affiliated Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine.

Mood problems are more common than we think...

Many of us believe that depression is only about those who are deeply discouraged. The most prevalent form of depression, however, usually leaves us able to continue our daily activities. The problem is we tend to go through our day often feeling emotionally numb. Sometimes we seem to disconnect from ordinary events and live on autopilot. Activities that used to be fun no longer are enjoyable. Socializing with friends can become dull or boring in many instances. Though much of our busy day can go well, when we are in a quiet part of our day, our unhappiness, anxiety, and feelings of hopelessness re-emerge.

How dark moods harms us

Our mood can rob us of our satisfaction in living. Our ability to take pride in our work is diminished. Our relationships with key people are less satisfying. We often worry about our lack of skills and strengths. Feeling unworthy of success and happiness is common.

Chronic fatigue may accompany our day, and adequate sleep or naps do not seem to relieve it. Brain fog may occur, making it difficult to think clearly or exercise our creativity to cope with simple problems.

We may become more irritable and prone to bouts of anxiety or outrage. Thoughts of helplessness tend to recur, especially as we brood on our failures.

How can Active Meditation help?

Our free online meditations courses will help you address the source of deeply rooted anxiety and stress. With regular practice, we are confident you will find more joy and inspiration in your daily routine.

"Along the way comes better sleep, physical healing, and a pervading calm that smooths life's daily stressors."

- JT, Canada

"The breadth and depth of the meditation menu creates inspiration as I continue deepening my practice."

- RT, Florida

Active Meditation is especially helpful for dark moods & anxiety

Active Meditation exercises induce a deep meditative state. In addition, they highlight the skillful use of the mind to consciously engage the intelligence, courage, love, and joy of our Higher Self. The objective is to enrich our character with the qualities of cheerfulness, persistence, and emotional self-control. These are the strengths we need to cope with discouragement and helplessness. By actively engaging the confidence and optimism of the Higher Self we can heal the beliefs and habits that keep recreating depression.

This short meditation is designed to help relieve short term minor symptoms of anxiety and discouragement.

What's in the Active Meditation™ library?

Online Meditation Courses

  • Beginner & advanced courses

  • Guided audio exercises

  • Easy to practice

Sleep Sounds & Sleep Music Playlists

  • Access over 40 sleep tracks
  • Loop for all-night sleep sounds

  • Multiple track lengths

Binaural Beats & Isochronic Tones

  • Guided visualization exercises

  • Improve focus & creativity
  • Pure tones for deep meditation

Complete audio guidance provided. Reading optional but not required!

and much more!

What makes our mood?

Discouragement and disappointment tend to reproduce themselves. They blind us to many of the constructive aspects of life while highlighting attention on the unhappy side of our past and present.

A dark mood dulls our natural enthusiasm and makes us devalue our strengths. As a result, we are less engaged in our opportunities. We tend to do less and accomplish less to support our joy in living.

A depressed outlook will continually draw us back to review and often relive highlights of past defeats, failures, and other unhappy memories. Eventually we come to accept discouragement as our new normal and begin to live with lowered expectations about everything.

Can meditation help you sleep better?

Better sleep is crucial for healing anxiety and stress that lead to imbalanced moods

How meditation provides help for balancing mood:

Meditation helps us in three major ways to improve mood.

First, it can lead us to experience a more quiet and calm state of thought and feeling. Here we can move away from the chattering mind to achieve a degree of peace and space to calm and renew our self.

Second, effective meditation can draw us closer to our higher resources of strength, understanding, and self-control. Connecting with these inner potentials can increase our ability to cope with anxiety and the situations that discourage us.

Third, meditation can help regulate the neurotransmitters in the brain that may be contributing to ongoing mood imbalances.

Try Active Meditation, always free!

Active Meditation provides several meditation playlists and a few specifically that may provide some relief for people suffering from mood imbalances, anxiety or depression. If you believe one of these symptoms are preventing a good night’s sleep, sign up now and give it a try.