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Mindfulness and Mindfulness Therapies

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Mindfulness 101: The Basics
What is mindfulness? Mindfulness means paying attention to what’s happening right now. When you practice mindfulness, you turn your attention to your thoughts, emotions and body sensations in the present moment. While doing this, you do your best to accept what you’re experiencing, without labelling it as ‘good’, ‘bad’ or anything else. This can help you feel calmer and cope better with stress and frustration. Focusing on the present helps us to:   • Feel less depressed – as we often do when we worry about the past • Feel less anxious – as we often do when we ...
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Mindfulness 201: Bringing Mindfulness to Parenting
What is mindfulness? Mindfulness means paying attention to what’s happening right now. When you practice mindfulness, you turn your attention to your thoughts, emotions, body sensations and experience in the present moment. While doing this, you do your best to accept what happens, without labelling it as ‘good’, ‘bad’, or anything else. This can help you feel calmer and respond in more helpful ways. How can I be a more mindful parent? It’s not always easy to keep our minds in the present moment. Our attention often gets pulled away by many things. So we end up not giving our full attention to what ...
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