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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.

Downloads

Self-help materials you can print, or download and save.

Resource Description
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


Logo for Calm app. white word calm on a blue backdrop

Calm

relaxation, meditation and help with sleeping

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Logo for the Headspace app

Headspace

Meditation, mindfulness, relaxation.

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Insight timer

Free app for sleep anxiety and stress, hosts a range of meditations and resources

Download the app
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Smiling Mind

Practice your daily meditation and mindfulness exercises from any device.

Download the app

Places to get help

Local and national organisations, websites

Resource Description
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.



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