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Mindfulness

Making sure you take time to stop and notice the little things

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What is Mindfulness?

As human beings, we spend a lot of time brooding on the past or worrying about the future.

Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to, and seeing clearly whatever is happening in our lives in the present moment.

Mindfulness helps us to respond to life’s pressures in a calmer manner that benefits our heart, head, and body. Although mindfulness may have had its roots in the past, the benefits of mindfulness and meditation are now well understood. Research has positively linked mindfulness and meditation to stress reduction.

Mindfulness can be helpful with the following conditions:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • stress
  • fatigue
  • chronic pain
  • physical symptoms without a medical diagnosis
  • sleep difficulties
  • anger management

For more information on mindfulness visit the NHS website.

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Practice videos

Mindfulness advice videos

ABUHB Primary Care Mental Health Support Service have produced some short YouTube videos:

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Walking

Movement

Sitting

Body Scan

3 Step Breathing Space

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