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.
Patricia Williams, clinical counsellor and Mindful Self-Compassion teacher educates caregivers on core skills associated with mindfulness and self-compassion and brings mindful self-compassion from an abstract concept into a living reality. During this webinar recording you will learn practical tools that you can apply to the challenges of daily life. Mindful Self-Compassion is proven to reduce […]
Handout Being a caregiver takes a lot of energy. Would you believe that some of the energy you so badly need to just get through each day is being wasted? It is being used up by your busy mind, pulling you this way and that, to deal with old fears, opinions and assumptions that have […]
Mindfulness Practice Time: 16-minutes Kate guides you into a restorative mindfulness practice to help you develop a deep and calming sense of presence. When you start to shift your awareness to the present moment, let your body soften and allow yourself to find the rhythm of your breath.
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 […]