Carers – Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Mindfulness written on a beach

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a teachable skill that involves directing our attention to our experience as it unfolds, moment by moment, with open-minded curiosity and acceptance. It has roots in Buddhism, but you don’t have to be spiritual, or have any particular beliefs, to try it.

Mindfulness is about noticing your thoughts and feelings, accepting them and then using techniques to move you attention to something else – often your breath.

Carers Link runs a number of events to support Mindfulness, including a weekly Mindful group. You can find out what’s happening currently by reading the latest issue of our newsletter or checking our calendar.

If you would like to receive a weekly email with a reminder of our Mindfulness group and occasional links to Mindful practices, you can sign up by clicking here.

You could also try one of the practices below – just click on the image.

You can try this simple meditation either by listening to it or by downloading the text and reading it. You will need 4 different pebbles.

4 pebble meditation

For this meditation practice, you will need four different pebbles

Sunflower

With thanks to Lucy Trend.

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