What is Mindfulness? 

Mindfulness meditation involves sitting silently and paying attention to thoughts, sounds, the sensations of breathing or parts of the body, bringing your attention back whenever the mind starts to wander.

If you feel that you spend a lot of time caught up in your thoughts, worrying about the future, or dwelling on the past, or would like to learn how to respond to difficulties in a different way from how you may have approached things in the past, a Mindfulness course may help.

How to integrate mindfulness into your every day life

Activity 1: Colouring 

What to do: Focus on the colours and the sensation of your pencil against the paper, rather than trying to draw something in particular. You could use a mindfulness colouring book or download mindfulness colouring images. Download our free colouring book to get you started.

Activity 2: Mindful moving, walking or running. 

What to do: Notice the feeling of your body moving. You might notice the breeze against your skin, the feeling of your feet or hands against different textures on the ground or nearby surfaces, and the different smells that are around you.

Activity 3: Body scan

What to do: This is where you move your attention slowly through different parts of the body, starting from the top of your head moving all the way down to the end of your toes. You could focus on feelings of warmth, tension, tingling or relaxation of different parts of your body.

Mindfulness & Meditation 

Mindfulness for anxiety
Short meditation to release stress
Extra tips

Tip 1: Yoga 

Yoga and tai-chi can also help with developing awareness of your breathing. Here is a yoga workout you can do at home.

 Tip 2: Breathing 

How we breathe is a vital part to taking control of our mental wellbeing. Here is an exercise you can do anywhere, in any situation.