Meditation: Soft Hand Warm Heart

Running Time: 3.5 minutes

This brief meditation with Fiona Donohoe-Bales helps to usher in a healing presence using the touch of the hands. In Traditional Chinese Medicine the hands are referred to as the Messengers of the Heart. You can practice this meditation at any time of day and is particularly beneficial if you’re feeling tired, exhausted or burnt out.

Can be practiced seated either on a chair, standing or lying down.


Fiona Donohoe-Bales, MCAP, Dip. Health (Adv. Yoga Teaching)

Fiona is a senior yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Mindfulness meditation teacher specialising in women’s health and wellbeing. She is also an experienced counsellor, psychotherapist, group facilitator and yoga teacher trainer. Fiona is a qualified Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher and Therapist and is a member of Yoga Australia and the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

Over the last decade Fiona has developed a keen interest in developing evidence-informed Yoga and Mindfulness practices for women experiencing perinatal mood disorders. She is currently excited by the prospect of further research into the efficacy and effectiveness of Integrated Yoga and Mindfulness tools as a first-line therapy for new mothers.

Fiona has spoken at Yoga and Medical conferences throughout Australia and is a regular podcaster and sessional lecturer on Mindfulness meditation. She’s passionate about helping others experience greater resilience and wellbeing through the profound transformational tools and philosophies of the Ancient Wisdom Traditions.


To learn more about meditation and 11 other evidence-based stress management approaches, check out our Helping Your Patients Reduce Stress short course.