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Mindfulness Monday

Mindfulness, a practice with roots in Buddhism but now being utilized in modern psychology, was introduced to me by my counselor as a method of dealing with anxiety, stress and anger.  With the guidance of the NHS Day Hospital team, who kick off their group therapy sessions with the practice, I’ve incorporated 8 minutes of mindfulness into my daily routine.  Last week I introduced some basics of the modern mindfulness movement and this week I’d like to share another introductory video:

“Meditation offers the opportunity, the potential to step back and to get a different perspective, to see that things aren’t always as they appear. We can’t change every little thing that happens to us in life, but we can change the way that we experience it. That’s the potential of meditation, of mindfulness. You don’t have to burn any incense, and you definitely don’t have to sit on the floor. All you need to do is to take 10 minutes out a day to step back, to familiarize yourself with the present moment so that you get to experience a greater sense of focus, calm and clarity in your life.”
Andy Puddicombe

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