Practice Mindfulness During Coronavirus Lockdown: Find your inner peace during the Coronavirus Pandemic with mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness can help you feel calmer, relieve stress and aid sleep. I asked Dr Hagen Rampes, Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy Teacher and founder of Mindfulness Healing to help my readers with ten mindfulness tips. If you are feeling stressed or have negative thoughts, you may want to Practice Mindfulness During Coronavirus Lockdown.
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Ten Tips To Help You Practice Mindfulness During Coronavirus Lockdown
Mindfulness is a form of meditation. The idea is to focus on what you are feeling or sensing in the moment.
1. When you first wake up in the morning, before you get out of bed, bring your attention to your body. Be aware of the points of contact that the body makes with your bed, the pillow, the contact of your skin with your clothing, the bedsheets. Notice the sensations of touch and pressure. Become aware of the whole body.
2. Perform a daily personal hygiene activity mindfully. For example, brushing your teeth. Engage all your senses whilst you pay attention to brushing your teeth, Be aware of the taste of the toothpaste, the sensations of the toothbrush on the teeth, aware of the way you are holding the toothbrush, the sensations of touch and pressure.
3. Throughout the day, pause and take a few moments to bring your attention to your breathing. Observe three breaths, focusing your attention on the in-breath, the out-breath and sensations associated with breath.
4. Whenever you hear a phone ring, a bird sing, a train pass by, laughter, a car horn, the wind, the sound of a door closing – use any sound as the bell of mindfulness. Pause, really listen and be present and awake.
5. Whenever you eat, bring awareness to seeing your food, smelling your food, tasting your food, chewing your food slowly, and swallowing your food.
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6. Notice your body while you walk or stand. Take a moment to notice your posture. Pay attention to the contact of the ground under your feet. Feel the air on your face, arms, and legs as you walk. Are you rushing?
7. Bring awareness to listening and talking. Can you listen without agreeing or disagreeing, liking or disliking, or planning what you will say when it is your turn? When speaking, can you just say what you need to say without overstating or understating?
8. Whenever you wait in a line, use this time to notice standing and breathing. Feel the contact of your feet on the floor and how your body feels. Bring attention to the rise and fall of your abdomen. Are you feeling impatient?
9. Whenever and whatever you drink, just focus your awareness on the drink, feel the glass in your hands, does the liquid have an aroma, feel any temperature sensations, taste the drink and notice the sensations of swallowing.
10. Before you go to sleep at night, take a few minutes and bring your attention to your breathing. Observe three mindful breaths.
Thanks, Dr Hagen Rampes For The Mindfulness Tips
Dr Hagen Rampes of Mindfulness Healing provides Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for clients who feel stressed, anxious and depressed. He qualified as a doctor from Edinburgh University Medical School in 1987. His appointments include being a Consultant Psychiatrist in general adult psychiatry in London and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and Staff Psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. While working in Toronto Hagen met Professor Zindel Segal, who is one of the founders of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. Hagen trained as a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy teacher and in 2014. He founded Mindfulness Healing in Mill Hill, London, where he teaches mindfulness courses and at The Integrated Practice, 127 Harley Street.
Dr Hagen Rampes
During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Hagen is seeing clients online and is running Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy groups online. If you would like to find peace and be calm in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis, you may want to try Mindfulness. Visit the Mindfulness Healing Website for further information about Dr Hagen Rampes, who is recognised by most health insurance companies.
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