The anxiety. The not knowing. The tension.
The emotional roller coaster you’re experiencing, combined with the pressures of daily life, can leave one feeling overwhelmed. Mindfulness is meant to provide you with some practical tools to cope with stress.
“Mindfulness is a non-judgmental, receptive mind state in which one observes thoughts and feelings as they are, without trying to suppress or deny them. We cannot ignore our pain and feel compassion for it at the same time.” – Dr. Kristin Neff
We hope you find the materials and exercises that we have included here to be helpful to you wherever you are in your journey.
Looking for a way to slow down your mind and racing heart? Try the four-sided breath with Michelle Windmueller, Ph.D.
This breathing technique will help you focus on your inner core while calming the thoughts racing in your mind. It’s a great practice for when you are in triggering situations but want to retain control of your response.
As you begin to incorporate mindfulness into your self-care practice here are a few keywords to help you. Take a few seconds to familiarize yourself with these definitions.
I Didn’t Think It Was For Me By: Zahava Rosenberg
When I first read about mindfulness, I instantly wrote it off because I thought mindfulness was a lot about meditation and I swore that meditation did not work for me. I tried to meditate before and to be honest, it felt very weird and awkward just sitting and listening to someone’s prerecorded track about breathing or guided imagery. I tried it a few times, and it did not make me feel any different. It could have been that I was not giving it a chance or expecting some magical feeling that never came. READ MORE