Mindfulness meditation exercises for beginners

I often incorporate mindfulness and meditation into the work that I do with clients. It has been shown effective in combating symptoms of anxiety and depression. Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment, observing thoughts and feelings that arise without judging them as good or bad. For those just starting out it can be easier said than done. The best way to know if mindfulness is right for you is to practice. In the article below there are several guided mindfulness meditation techniques that serve as a great introduction. One is a body scan meditation, this helps people be more attuned to the sensations in the body rather than just focusing on the mind. Within the therapeutic space this involves asking clients to be present and aware to the feelings and sensations that are arising in moment. For example if a client is recalling experiencing anxiety, I’ll ask them to notice what is happening in the body as they recall the event that triggered anxious feelings. Mindfulness helps to train the mind so that action can be taken with greater reflection. Check out the link below to get started:

Mindfulness meditation

Posted on November 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

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