Mindfulness exercises can be difficult to learn alone. I videotaped some exercises (1 per video) so you can push play and follow my directions.
What is Mindfulness?
I like Marsha Linehan‘s definition: Intentionally living in the present moment without judging or rejecting the moment. Mindfulness exercises help you to “be here now”. Your life has many distractions and problems to solve which can lead to being mentally and emotionally absent.
Who Benefits from Mindfulness Exercises?
People who struggle with anxiety, depression, physical illness, anger and many other issues benefit from practicing mindfulness. In mental health care, insurance companies have designated mindfulness as an evidence-based intervention. This means psychological research has shown mindfulness exercises are effective.
When and Where Can You Practice Mindfulness?
Being alert and alive to the present moment can be done anywhere you are and at anytime you are awake. You can return to this page and practice with me. Once you get the feel for mindfulness, you can do it without the videos.
I hope to add more practice videos to this page as I complete them. So, check back in or subscribe to my blog.
Why Learn This Skill?
Mindfulness exercises pull you “out of your head” and bring you into the present moment. Worry about future events and ruminating on past events can cause distress and block you from participating in life now. Practicing mindfulness connects your mind and body and reduces pain, suffering and distress. It also gives you the opportunity to find happiness, thankfulness and joy in the present moment.
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