Mindfulness

Simple, secular, and scientifically validated exercise for your brain.


Some people think that practising mindfulness is all about meditating! WRONG! Mindfulness is calmly acknowledging and accepting your feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.

This might mean you have an easier time shrugging off worries, and that set back - from big assignments to everything happening in your personal life - don't hit you quite as hard.

A Beginner's Guide To Mindfulness

Practice Exercise

  1. Sit with your back straight and eyes closed.

  2. Notice the weight of your body.

  3. Now notice the feeling of your breath coming in and out. 

  4. Pick a spot where the feeling is the most prominent, common areas are the nose, chest,
    or belly. 

  5. Focus your full attention on that point.

  6. Don’t worry if you get distracted, that is completely to be expected!

  7. The whole game is to notice when you have gotten lost and then start over, again and again.

  8. Every time you start over is like a bicep curl for your brain. Start off by trying this from around 5-10 minutes, and then adjust the time as you get comfortable with the practise.

Studies have proven that after 8 weeks practising mindfulness, individuals experience lower levels of stress and anxiety and a greater well-being

Mindful Apps

Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind assists people in dealing with the pressure, stress and challenges of daily life. The App offers programs for young people, adults, sport, work and the classroom.

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Head Space

Headspace is meditation made simple. The App will teach you the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day.

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Stop, Breathe & Think

Stop, Breathe & Think has a unique approach that allows you to check in with your emotions, and then recommends short, guided meditations, yoga and acupressure videos

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Calm

Calm is the perfect meditation app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced users. Guided meditation sessions are available in lengths of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 minutes so you can choose the perfect length to fit

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