What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness means paying full attention to something. It means slowing down to really notice what you're doing. Being mindful is the opposite of rushing or multitasking. When you're mindful, you're taking your time. You're focusing in a relaxed, easy way.
Mindfulness happens naturally sometimes. Let's say you're getting ready to take a foul shot in basketball. You carefully position your feet at the line. You look up at the hoop and feel the ball in your hands. Taking your time, you bounce the ball a couple of times. You tune out all the other sounds and take your shot. Swoosh — yesssss! That calm focus, that way of paying attention to what you're doing, taking your time, taking it easy — that's you being mindful! And being mindful just helped you take your best shot.
Mindfulness takes practice, like learning anything new. So you're invited to practice with me! Find a comfortable spot, seated or laying down and join me in training your attention. It's not important to watch the videos, but to listen. Close your eyes or if it's more comfortable keep them open softly.
Mindful Drink / Focused Drink - 7 mins
Mindful Eating / Focused Eating - 7 mins
Body Scan - 11 mins
Mindful Listening with Music / Focused Listening - 8 mins
Mindful Breath/ Focused Breath - 8 mins
Daily Dose of Gratitude - 7 mins
Chill MOOD: a MOOD Kit Playlist - 20+ songs
Candlelight/Flame Meditation - 7 mins (*Bonus Track*)
Everyday Mindfulness - 6 mins (*Bonus Track*)
Self-compassion Meditation - 7 mins
Calming Clouds (releasing thoughts visualization) - 8 mins (*Bonus Track*)
Short Grounding - 3 mins (*Bonus Track*)
Lavendar Field Visualization - 5 mins
Mindful Walk: Introduction - 8 mins
Disclaimer: Although mindfulness can be very helpful to many people, there are some circumstances under which practicing mindfulness is not recommended, such as if you’ve experienced a recent trauma, severe depression, psychosis, dissociative disorders, active suicidal ideation, or substance abuse.