My Approach to Mindfulness

Mindfulness has gained significant attention in recent years due to the impressive and growing evidence base, indicating that is one of the most efficient and effective approaches to reduce stress. Virtually every mental health disorder improves with mindfulness, and any physical health disorder affected by stress also improves with mindfulness.

The greatest challenge is finding a way to practice it on a regular basis. I recommend trying to practice 2-5 minutes per day. There may come a time when you are motivated to do more, but it is best to start small and regular.

Mindfulness Quick Start Guide

Mindfulness is a meditation technique that is used to treat a number of mental health and physical conditions. When practiced regularly (5 minutes 5 days per week), this simple technique can effectively reduce symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, and chronic pain.

Getting Started with Mindfulness

1. Listen to the following YouTube video:
  • Why Bother Meditating (copy this link to your browser if you get an error message:
  • How to Meditate (copy this link to your browser if you get an error message: videos.

2. Then try the
Guided Mindfulness Meditation or 2 Minute Mindfulness Meditations to get started.

3. Practice mindfulness 5 days a week for 2 minutes; work up to 5 or 10 minutes using the podcasts below or your own timer. You can download the
mindfulness log to track your progress.

4. Explore: Try the
Mindfulness Body Scan or Stress Shrinking Meditations below or pick up one of the books below for further reading.

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