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Mindfulness in Practice
Mindfulness is not a quick fix solution, it is a skill to be learned. As an active mindfulness ethusiast I have developed a short mindfulness series that will introduce you gently over a period of six weeks to the practice of mindfulness. These sessions won’t cover theory or the science behind mindfulness but it will show you what you can achieve by being a little bit more mindful in your daily life by simply breathing, noticing and being present.
Mindfulness is not about constantly floating around in a state of bliss, touching every flower and leaf you come across. It is about acknowledging and accepting your thoughts and productively placing them in order to create calm for yourself.
These lessons are available here on the blog under the Mindfulness > Mindfulness Practice tab and also and the end of each lesson there is a PDF download for your use.
Disclaimer: Please practice mindfulness responsibly. One size does not fit all, I have personally found mindfulness beneficial to my own wellbeing following research and after taking professional advice but mindfulness should not be used in place of advice from your GP or Mental Health practitioner. If you have an existing condition or you think you are developing a mental health condition please consult your health care team.
Don’t force your self to sit for longer periods in positions that are uncomfortable, sitting in a chair is just as beneficial as sitting cross-legged on the floor.
When walking alone put safety measures in place, take a phone and let someone know where you are going and what time you will be home.
There are a multitude of national and local agencies that can provide information and support for people in crisis including Mind, CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), Time to Change and the Mental Health Foundation.