Get Mindful

There are simple things we can do everyday to improve how we feel and this section is full of inspiration to help us look after ourselves and others.

Everyday maintenance of our mental health is not just a necessary part of life, but it helps us to thrive and feel our best.

Anxiety: 5 Simple Practices

Simple practices integrated into your daily routine can make a significant impact on your overall mood and anxiety levels in just a week!

Anxiety: Orient to Safety

A user Joined the Conversation by asking for a practice that helps reduce anxiety. Catherine Wells, Occupational Therapist suggests giving Orienting a go.

Meditation: 6 Barriers for Newbies

Knowing the hurdles you might face as a beginner can really help. Plus we've a bonus, easy-peasy meditation for you to try that won't take up any of your time.

Journaling, not sure where to start?

You can write a novel, jot down a few bullet points, or even sketch your thoughts. It's your space to be as creative or straightforward as you want.

12 Reasons you should start Journaling

Ever thought about giving journaling a try? It's far more than just putting pen to paper.

Candle Meditation
Catherine Wells

Experts and some research suggest that candle gazing meditation can help enhance cognitive function, mental health, and reduce anxiety.

Meditation: A Beginners Guide to Visualization
Catherine Wells

Occupational Therapist explores what visualisation meditations are, how they work, and why they can be a powerful tool for your well-being.

Meditation - Yoga Nidra
Catherine Wells

Yoga Nidra translates as “sleeping yoga”. It is practiced lying down, in comfort and stillness. As the name suggests - it is a wonderful meditation to support sleep.

Walking Meditation
Catherine Wells

We often think of meditation as somebody sitting serenely cross legged, but you can engage in meditation through activities too.

Not sure if Meditation is for you?
Catherine Wells

Can you take a couple of minutes now to pause, be still and engage in a short meditation? This meditation utilises the power of breath, soft focus vision and visualisation. 

 

The Benefits of Meditation
Catherine Wells

Meditation has been around for thousands of years, and it has only been in recent years that science has proven what many have always known - meditation works. Even with only a few weeks of a consistent practice, many of the benefits of meditation can be experienced.

Gratitude - Helper Practice
Catherine Wells

This gratitude practice is really quick and effective! It can promote many aspects of positive mental and physical health. Try this for a few minutes, a few times a week.

Gratitude - Story Practice
Catherine Wells

We are a species of storytellers. Stories are at the centre of human existence. This is one of the reasons that this gratitude practice using the power of story has been seen to be one of the most powerful and effective gratitude practices.

Gratitude - Three Good Things
Catherine Wells

Can you find something to be grateful for even on the grey days? While taking this video, I was grateful for seeing flying ducks, hearing the crashing waves, and how you can hardly tell where the sky stops and the sea starts.

The Positive Effects of Gratitude

We absolutely know that an effective and consistent, gratitude practice can have huge long term positive effects on mental and physical health. 

Breathing Meditation
Catherine Wells

Find a quiet spot and take a few minutes to just breathe fully using these three basic principles.

Super Oxygenation Breathing
Catherine Wells

There are many potential benefits associated with this breathing technique including heightened immunity, enhanced focus and an increase in energy.

Breathwork for Relaxation
Catherine Wells

Catherine Wells, Occupational Therapist, show us how to use your breath to initiate a relaxation response in the body.

Try the Physiological Sigh
Catherine Wells

This is a fast, effective, way to get our bodies out of the stress response in real time. 

Alternative Nostril Breathing
Catherine Wells

This simple breathing exercise which has been seen to lower, stress & anxiety and improve memory & focus, give it a try!

Why You Should Try Breathwork
Catherine Wells

Breathwork practices can have a profound effect on our mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. 

I Find It Really Hard to Be Present or Mindful, Any Advice for Beginners?
Emma Doran

Mindfulness is the foundation of self-compassion.

How Can Mindfulness Help Me?
Emma Rea

“Mindfulness” is everywhere. But what can it really do to help your mental health and does it actually work?

Your Guide To EFT
Nigel & Karen Comer

Your guide to EFT. Learn how EFT can help with anxiety, depression, fears, phobias, physical pain, PTSD and much more.

Using EFT
Rebecca Taggart

My name is Rebecca, 18, and I was introduced to EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) because I get very overwhelmed and uncomfortable when I feel stressed

What Is Mindfulness?

When it comes to wellness and feeling better in our minds, there are a few healthy habits we can adopt in everyday life which can make a big difference to how we feel.

 

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