I have been a meditator for over a decade. I have studied anything from the east and west that I could learn from. Ever since becoming a therapist, I have integrated mindfulness work into my practice with great results. I have seen high levels of anxiety usually from drug withdraw subside almost miraculously in my addictions clients.
I have learned from years of sub par meditation how to get it just right. There are many meditation guides out there but I find over 90% of them very lacking without quality guides out of perennial pitfalls that leave many discouraged.
I have tweaked my method over the last five years to something that I believe is extremely effective. I integrate Vipassana (mindfulness) meditation, with elements of the Focusing Method (see my other gig) and a gentle diaphragmatic breathing. In this way you learn how to correctly and naturally breath as well as rapidly enter deeply into experience with the Focusing techniques of clearing a space and openness towards bodily felt-senses.