Mindfulness Practice Time: 13-minutes Kate gently invites you to be aware and release tension and resistance in the body and to connect with your breath to soften the grip and activation of the fight or flight nervous system (sympathetic nervous system). Training the mind and body to become aware and inquire in a safe environment […]
Mindfulness Practice Time: 15-minutes Kate explains types of mindfulness practices and the intention behind practicing mindfulness. We practice to find small pockets of quiet and cultivate compassion and kindness within and towards others. She then guides you into a relaxation practice that focuses on awareness of your body and your breath using a 4-count box […]
Mindfulness Practice Time: 18- minutes Kate guides your breath and awareness through different parts of your body in a body scan. The body scan meditation will help you to rest deeply and is best done lying down in a comfortable position where you won’t be disturbed.
Mindfulness Practice Time: 13-minutes Kate guides you through a meditation practice with the aim of cultivating loving kindness within, also known as metta. As you begin to breath and settle your body she encourages you to approach your thought with acceptance, curiosity and kindness.
Mindfulness Practice Time: 20-minutes Kate shares a self-compassion practice that caregivers, but first she talks about misconceptions of self-compassion. For example, self-compassion will make me too vulnerable or weak. However, self-compassion is a source of inner strength and support resilience when faced by challenges.
Mindfulness Practice Time: 18-minutes Kate shares the importance of using breath to help calm the nervous system and activate the parasympathetic system. The benefits of breathing deeply is that it signals to the body to rest and digest. You can choose to try alternate nostril breathing or deep belly breathing to help find homeostasis in […]
Mindfulness Practice Time: 15-minutes Kate invites you to practice self-compassion when exploring coping with more challenging emotions as a caregiver. This practice today builds on the webinar, Coping with Challenging Emotions as a Caregiver.
Kate Landreth explains the IAA Model of Mindfulness (Intention, Attention, and Attitude) by Dr. Shauna Shapiro – we like this approach to mindfulness because the model depicts a process incorporating intention, awareness and attitude, with each element reinforcing the other two. Our mind wanders 46.9% of the time, with 12-50,000 thoughts per day. With so […]