Mindfulness

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The art of breathing

Spend a few minutes to focus on your breathing and bring this to your conscious attention. Focus on a new way of being during stressful or difficult situations.

  • Functional Wellbeing
  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Physical Wellbeing
  • Social and Family Wellbeing
00:00/ 04:42
Body scan

Learn to recognise negative thoughts while still paying attention to the present situation. Observe the tensions, sensations and movement of your body and release all your bodily tension and negative thoughts.

  • Functional Wellbeing
  • Physical Wellbeing
00:00/ 10:06
Progressive relaxation

Notice and accept distractive/unhelpful thoughts. Follow the step-by-step process to identify tension and pain within the body by focusing on different muscles and helping to let go of these sensations.

  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Physical Wellbeing
00:00/ 08:41

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The art of breathing

Spend a few minutes to focus on your breathing and bring this to your conscious attention. Focus on a new way of being during stressful or difficult situations.

  • Functional Wellbeing
  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Physical Wellbeing
  • Social and Family Wellbeing
00:00/ 04:42
Body scan

Learn to recognise negative thoughts while still paying attention to the present situation. Observe the tensions, sensations and movement of your body and release all your bodily tension and negative thoughts.

  • Functional Wellbeing
  • Physical Wellbeing
00:00/ 10:06
Progressive relaxation

Notice and accept distractive/unhelpful thoughts. Follow the step-by-step process to identify tension and pain within the body by focusing on different muscles and helping to let go of these sensations.

  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Physical Wellbeing
00:00/ 08:41
Guided visualisation

Allow negative thoughts drift through the mind, without any negative judgement or conscious or unconscious attachment. Find the 'calm' place, a place where you can go when you feel peace and tranquillity.

  • Social and Family Wellbeing
  • Functional Wellbeing
  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Physical Wellbeing
00:00/ 06:45
Distractions

Learn to cope with distractions and accept thoughts as they arise and let them go. Explore the ‘art of breath’ through reactions.

  • Physical Wellbeing
  • Emotional Wellbeing
00:00/ 07:48
Breathing and reframing

Reframe thoughts through acceptance. Identify, evidence, challenge and replace a negative thought through a positive reframing technique.

  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Physical Wellbeing
00:00/ 05:27
Stepping into a mindful presence

Visually accept the present moment and the environment around you. Learn to understand the benefits of distractions and how to minimise these in everyday life.

  • Functional Wellbeing
  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Physical Wellbeing
  • Social and Family Wellbeing
00:00/ 07:09
Self-Compassion – "be kind to yourself”

Learn to treat yourself with kindness and compassion when you’re experiencing difficult times.

  • Functional Wellbeing
  • Emotional Wellbeing
00:00/ 10:36
Guided visualisation – walk in the forest

Introducing and explaining the mental health benefits of being in natural surroundings.

  • Functional Wellbeing
  • Physical Wellbeing
  • Social and Family Wellbeing
00:00/ 09:39
Grounding – tree metaphor

Use this simple technique anytime in your day to ‘ground’ you and focus on what matters most in the present moment.

  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Physical Wellbeing
00:00/ 08:46
3 minute breathing space

A simple method of reengaging with the breathing techniques with limited time.

  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Functional Wellbeing
00:00/ 04:20
Being mindful: coping with pain

Pain is a significant determinant which affects an individuals quality of life. Mindfulness meditation can serve as a useful distraction technique.

  • Physical Wellbeing
00:00/ 06:09
Deep relaxation – restful sleep

Learning to relax at a deeper level to help enhance sleep.

  • Functional Wellbeing
00:00/ 05:41
Overthinking? – 5 minutes time-out

A visualisation technique that allows you to detach from overthinking and worries in a safe and natural way.

  • Functional Wellbeing
  • Emotional Wellbeing
00:00/ 06:02
Finding your inner light

A guided “light” meditation will help you melt into a mind-body state that supports wellbeing and provides techniques to relieve the pressures of everyday life.

  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Functional Wellbeing
00:00/ 06:31
Calming your mind

A guided technique to help relieve tensions and quiet the mind. This meditation is particularly effective for strengthening concentration, and relaxing the breath.

  • Emotional Wellbeing
00:00/ 06:13