Mindfulness can help you to develop the skill of observing your mind rather than treating your thoughts as facts.
When we feel stressed, anxious, depressed or just generally overwhelmed we tend to fuse with our thoughts. We spend a large portion of our time up in our heads going over and over things from the past and worrying about the future. We lose contact with the present moment. This exercise will walk you through [...]
This exercise is a focus-shifting exercise. It involves deliberately tuning in and out of the some of the internal and external experiences that are happening within and around you. Your internal experiences include your thoughts, emotions, physical sensations (including your breath) and any urges that you notice. Your external experience includes anything that you can [...]
By practising mindfulness during daily tasks, you can sharpen your ability to be mindful in more challenging or important situations, like when you are having a conversation with someone or when you are facing a difficult situation at home or at work. Your developing a sense of what it feels like to really be present, [...]
The aim of this exercise is to build tolerance to strong, uncomfortable emotions and the physical sensations linked to them. Most of us tend to struggle against strong emotions when they arise. We get stressed about feeling anxious or depressed about feeling depressed. We rally against our emotions. The trouble is that telling ourselves not [...]
This mindful breathing exercise will help you to be grounded in the present moment. With practice you will develop the skill of focusing your attention on your breath, while allowing thoughts, worries, distractions, physical sensations and emotions to come and go in the background, without getting caught up in them or struggling against them.