Meditation can be an incredibly powerful tool, where we learn to choose our thoughts. Mindfulness meditation is intentionally practising being aware of our thoughts, emotions or sensations as they show up in the present. Meditation isn't about trying to control or quiet the mind. It is about being at ease with our mind. And, with time, we can develop the skills to notice our auto-pilot reactions to experiences and help to reduce their impact on our lives.
See mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describe the transformative power of doing just 10 minutes of mindfulness a day: Refreshing your mind, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment, in his Ted Talk All it takes is 10 mindful minutes.
Click here to join Andy Puddicombe as he guides you through a ten-minute meditation, part of his "TAKE TEN" program
The Breathing Anchor, a ten minute guided mediation from Frantic World, franticworld.com
FutureLean - Monash University - a free online Mindfulness course. "Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance"
Online Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
This online MBSR training course is 100% free, created by a fully certified MBSR instructor, and is modelled on the program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
'Mindfulness Plain and Simple', by Oli Doyle, provides the tools, tips and tricks you need to de-stress and de-clutter your mind.
You can download Oli's audio chapters from his book Mindfulness Plain and Simple from the links below.
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