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Mindfulness

Started by Anonymous on 24 July 2013 at 10:16

Wondering if anyone has looked into using Mindfulness as a way of dealing with stress and anxiety. I have done an introductory course online but would like to hear from anyone who has gone into it in more depth?

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    From Robyn  
    25 July 2013 at 11:07

    Hello I am not sure how much detail you have gone into with your online course - a book you might find helpful is Mindfulness a practical guide to Finding peace in a frantic world by Mark Williams and Danny Penman. It  has a step by step approach to making Mindfulness a part of your day and managing anxiety and stress The book includes a CD.  

    As Sue wrote earlier the stress management course in our centres incorporates mindfulness and several of our centres now offer additional mindfulness workshops and courses.

    best wishes

     Robyn


  • From Anonymous
    24 July 2013 at 11:36

    Thanks Sue

    I found the course informative but the skills are not easy to master.

     


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    From SusieQ  
    24 July 2013 at 10:41

    Hello,

    Mindfulness is a very useful tool to have in your stress management kit, but takes time to learn the strategies and meditation skills to practice it. You will already know quite a bit about it having undertaken an introductory course, but as far as I can gather mindfulness is a simple eastern approach to living, which has been adapted and used by western medicine. In particular,  in the field of stress management, and other psychological difficulties.

    It can be defined as 'a mental state achieved by focusing one‘s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.'

    It makes sense to ask others how they have got on, studying it at a deeper level. Maggie's Centres incorporate mindfulness in their stress management courses...so I'm sure someone online here will have experienced mindfulness at some level.

    In the meantime, to find out more about mindfulness generally, here is a link to Be Mindful's website which discusses it more fully. In Maggie's CancerLinks, we also talk about emotional distress, and cancer, which can be eased by some of the strategies discussed there.

    Very best wishes

    Sue


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