Mindfulness and Meditation
Page written and resources collated by Naomi Saxton, Lead Wellbeing Practitioner
Mindfulness is a technique you can learn which involves making a special effort to notice what's happening in the present moment (in your mind, body and surroundings) – without judging anything. It has roots in Buddhism and meditation, but you don't have to be spiritual, or have any particular beliefs, to try it.
It aims to help you:
- become more self-aware
- feel calmer and less stressed
- feel more able to choose how to respond to your thoughts and feelings
- cope with difficult or unhelpful thoughts
- be kinder towards yourself.
Self-help materials you can print, or download and save.
|Pocket Mindfulness exercises||Blog, with simple guidance and information. The link explains 6 simple exercises / ideas to try using different techniques/ senses|
|Street Wisdom - mindfulness on the go||
Ideas for using our walks to and from wherever we are going to be present and tune in to ourselves, our thoughts, ideas and emotions, using the environment around us.
|Mindfully deal with difficult emotions||
a six step guide to leaning to be with and accept our emotions in the moment , be compassionate towards them and watch them pass.
|9 attitudes to Mindfulness||You tube clips
Mindfulness Guru Jon Kabat Zinn talks about The 9 attitudes to Mindfulness
|Body Scan (mindfulness meditation)||Jon Kabat Zinn leads a mindfulness meditation|
relaxation, meditation and help with sleepingDownload the app
Meditation, mindfulness, relaxation.Download the app
Free app for sleep anxiety and stress, hosts a range of meditations and resourcesDownload the app
Practice your daily meditation and mindfulness exercises from any device.Download the app
Places to get help
Local and national organisations, websites
|mindfulnessexercises.com||free mindfulness courses on line|
|Mind.com Mindfulness Courses||Explanation and Tips about mindfulness, and information about mindfulness course ‘how to learn mindfulness’|
|Kadampa Meditation Centre Sheffield||Offers free meditation sessions and workshops/ courses.
Situated in easy reach near Endcliffe Park.
Other things you might want to think about
YouTube offers a wide range of guided meditations - try searching 'guided meditation for…. anxiety/ sleep/ self compassion etc and try a few to see which voices and styles you prefer.