Program Details
Loving-Kindness Meditation (Metta)

Loving-Kindness Meditation, also known as Metta Meditation, is a practice designed to cultivate feelings of compassion and well-wishing towards oneself and others. This activity involves residents sitting comfortably, closing their eyes, and silently repeating phrases that express wishes for happiness, health, ease, and peace. The meditation gradually extends these wishes from oneself to loved ones, acquaintances, and even those with whom there may be conflicts, fostering a sense of universal compassion.

  1. Spiritual Engagement: Cultivate a sense of universal compassion and interconnectedness through the meditation practice.
  2. Emotional Engagement: Promote emotional well-being by fostering feelings of compassion, love, and peace.
  3. Social Engagement: Facilitate a shared experience that encourages empathy and connection among residents.
  4. Intellectual Engagement: Enhance cognitive focus and mindfulness by guiding residents through a structured meditation practice.

  1. Instruct residents to find a comfortable seated position and close their eyes or soften their gaze.
  2. Guide them through the meditation using the following phrases: "May I be happy, may I be healthy, may I live with ease, and may I be at peace."
  3. Encourage residents to visualize and genuinely feel the positive wishes they are extending to themselves.
  4. Progress to extending these wishes to loved ones: "May [loved one's name] be happy, healthy, live with ease, and be at peace."
  5. Extend further to acquaintances and those with conflicts: "May all acquaintances be happy, healthy, live with ease, and be at peace. May even those with whom I have conflicts find happiness, health, ease, and peace."
  6. Lastly, guide residents to extend these wishes universally: "May all living beings be happy, healthy, live with ease, and be at peace."
  7. Conclude the session by allowing a few moments of quiet reflection and gratitude.
  8. Offer the opportunity for residents to share their experiences or feelings if they wish.
Staffing Requirements
  • 1 staff member.

  • Comfortable seating for residents.
  • Optional: Soft background music or nature sounds.
  • Printed or displayed meditation phrases for reference.

  • Emotional Discomfort: Some residents may find expressing compassion challenging. Ensure a supportive atmosphere and provide alternative activities for those uncomfortable.
  • Physical Discomfort: Prolonged sitting may cause physical discomfort. Encourage residents to adjust positions as needed.
  • Cultural Sensitivity: Be mindful of diverse cultural backgrounds and adapt phrases or approach accordingly.

Expected Outcomes
  1. Increased sense of emotional well-being.
  2. Enhanced empathy and compassion.
  3. Cultivation of a sense of universal compassion and interconnectedness.

Program Type
Level of Care
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Dimension of Wellness
Meditation, Alternative Medicine, Relaxation, Prayer, Mindfulness, Affirmations, Spirituality