Mindfulness on Zoom
On Monday, 28th September get2gether is hosting a mindfulness morning event with Steve from Change Therapy. The event is open to all of get2gether members – to sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve from Change Therapy believes that Mindfulness Meditation can offer ways to cope with anxiety during and after COVID-19. Here is Steve’s Guest Blog on Mindfulness Meditation.
“Thinking back to what we have managed to do in such a short space of time, I would like to talk you through short mindfulness meditation to help you sleep/rest, as your body adjusts to the changes in your new routine of waking at dawn. Going to bed at a time earlier than you are used to can be a challenge, however, you will start to feel the benefits soon, and of top of this, your anxiety level will reduce too. If you follow this post to the end, you will discover a strategy that you can use to really calm and balance your life experience.
Your mind may not be ready to go to sleep at an early time, but your body will! If you have trouble sleeping, practice the finger and toe stretches while lying in your bed. After each exercise, remember to breath slowly, inhaling and exhaling until you feel your body relaxing and allow yourself time to remember what you have achieved today. Relax and breath, being aware of your body and its need to rest.
To help further, I recommend Mindfulness Meditation, which is a way of constantly bringing attention to our internal experience, and focusing on things like the sensation of breathing; the way the inside of the body feels; and/or noticing thoughts, impressions, sensations, emotions, perceptions and feelings, as fleeting as they may be, as they register on your mind. Mindfulness is the awareness of “some-thing,” while meditation is the awareness of “no-thing.”
Join us and let’s explore mindful ways together. I look forward to meeting you on zoom!”
You can read more about Steve and Mindfulness Meditaiton on https://changetherapy.org.uk/