Getting Started with Mindfulness
Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. While mindfulness is something we all naturally possess, it’s more readily available to us when we practice on a daily basis.
There are an abundance of apps, books and online resources on mindfulness techniques and meditations. Here are a few resources that our patients have found to be helpful.
Starry Skies Relaxation
Mindfulness Sitting Poem
Cottage by the Sea Relaxation
Metaphorical Barrier Meditation
Progressive Relaxation Meditation
Focus on Breath
Leaves on a Stream
Relaxation and breathing exercises
Maggie’s have a wide range of resources that can help you. Visit www.maggies.org/cancer-support/managing-emotions/relaxation-and-breathing-exercises