While thinking and problem solving are useful, excessive rumination is an avoidance strategy just like browsing the internet and watching TV can be. With rumination we can spend time in a mental reality that seems real, try to solve the imagined version of our problems and often get nowhere, feeling disempowered as a result. Mindfulness is an act of personal empowerment that can help us understand and hopefully enjoy the parts of reality that may seem cold or uncomfortable at first. Note: this video is not a substitute for actual therapy. It aims to provide understanding and techniques to use in the absence of therapy.
Mindfulness Therapy Workshop
Below are some mindfulness practices, if you’d like to take the time to try them out.
Compassion Based Mindfulness Practice:
Body Scan Mindfulness Practice:
Heaviness in the Body Meditation
30 Minute Mindfulness Meditation
This was recorded as part of a mindfulness training session ran by Optimum Health in Galway. Trainings are run regularly and you can contact me via this site or by phone to enrol.