Provides information on mindfulness, how to practice it and how it can help with mental health problems.
Here are a few exercises you could try. You don't need any special equipment:
Different things work for different people, so if you don’t find one exercise useful, try another. You can also try adapting them so that they suit you and are easier to fit in with your daily life.
"The mindfulness colouring really helps me unwind and relax in the evening. It promotes better sleep and I go to bed feeling ready to rest rather than anxious and wired."
When you do any mindfulness exercise, the key steps are:
It can also help to:
Watch Clare talk about how her dog, Watson, reminds her of some important principles of mindfulness:
"Mindfulness makes me feel safe because even when I can't access my counsellors, carers, medication and relapse prevention plan, mindfulness is still there. Nothing can take it away."
This information was published in June 2018. We will revise it in 2021.
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