FREE Online Course in Mindfulness & Compassion
This online course is aimed at teaching the skills, theory and practice of mindfulness and compassion to help during a time of crisis.
The aim of the course is to support people during the current crisis in learning skills of mindfulness (staying in the present) and compassion (heartful wise action). I hope this is helpful in some.
The skills of mindfulness and compassion are like the wings of a bird, the bird can't fly without two wings, it needs both. We need both mindfulness and compassion to deal with the current crisis.
Day 1: What is Mindfulness?
In today's lesson, we learn about what mindfulness is and why it is helpful in dealing with anxiety and depression.
We explore how the brain reacts to stressful events and engage in a body scan practice to get out of our heads and connect with the body.
Why is this helpful?
Mindfulness is about being in the present moment, without judgement. This practice helps train the mind to stay in the present and not get carried away into the future or the past to events we can not change or control.
Mindfulness Practice - The Body Scan - 20 minutes. Best done lying down. Learning to get out of the head and into the body.