I've set up this page, 'Hope in Troubled Times', for anyone to dip in and out whenever they like. 

So many people are struggling at the moment with emotional swings, confused feelings or fear and anxiety. This page includes our own positive and inspiring memes, short meditations, music and videos. 

So if you need a mental, emotional or spiritual lift just visit my website on a regular basis. We will be updating the new page as often as possible. 

If you'd like to leave your email address in the box on my homepage you'll receive regular updates and messages from me 🙏🏻


Circle of Healing Preview - Matthew Manning and Anita Ridley

This beautiful track has been composed to accompany one of my weekly distant healing sessions. The full track and details can be found on the distant healing pages of this website... With healing blessings Matthew

A Walking Meditation - Whatever Shape You Want To Be

This is a short trailer from my newest video available on my Healing Community pages. The footage is breathtaking!  

People often assume that meditation involves sitting still in one position with eyes closed - but there are other ways to meditate. During the months of lockdown I was fortunate enough to be able to walk miles each day on Dartmoor, quickly discovering how meditational it could be.  

This 'walking meditation' captures that experience. As I walked, I tried to remain mindful of each moment, always bringing my mind to the present moment, focusing on the sounds around me, my breath or any physical sensations. I gently tuned into my thoughts and observed them as they came and went.  

I hope my new video will help you to also enjoy the benefits of walking meditation.

A Guided Meditation - Grounding

My grounding meditation is available on my Healing Community page. The accompanying video includes breathtaking scenes that we've filmed on Dartmoor, and in particular, at the mystical Hound Tor. 

Grounding is a spiritual term, referring to centring one's soul in the body, and in turn, connecting it with Mother Earth. As I've discovered, when these connections are strong, it helps you feel safer and more in touch with the earth and Mother Nature. 

If you experience fear and anxiety in your everyday life, it's possible that you have become ungrounded. Practicing a guided grounding meditation allows you to focus your mind on the present allowing you to feel more balanced, calm and peaceful. 

This is a short trailer for my grounding meditation. 🙏🏻


A Guided Meditation - 'Finding Peace'


‘Risks’ - Matthew Manning and Anita Ridley




The Old Man Said ...Matthew Manning & Anita Ridley