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A podcast series to bring awareness to your breath and refocus your attention with the goal of helping to manage stress, reduce anxiety, and feel more energized. Since most mindfulness exercises are simple and short, they can be used anywhere and are especially helpful during times of transition or when you need to rest your brain to prepare for your next activity.

St. Joseph's Health Care London's Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) treatment program provides support, training, and education for people with acquired brain injury, their family members and caregivers.

Mindfulness Exercises St. Joseph’s Health Care London

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A podcast series to bring awareness to your breath and refocus your attention with the goal of helping to manage stress, reduce anxiety, and feel more energized. Since most mindfulness exercises are simple and short, they can be used anywhere and are especially helpful during times of transition or when you need to rest your brain to prepare for your next activity.

St. Joseph's Health Care London's Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) treatment program provides support, training, and education for people with acquired brain injury, their family members and caregivers.

    Exercise One: Body Scan

    Exercise One: Body Scan

    A mindfulness exercise in which you are facilitated to notice different feelings and sensations in your own body and in your environment including comfort, discomfort, tension, relaxation, temperature and your thoughts. 

    Please note that this recording references the group - as if the listener will be participating in a group when the recording is done). 


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    Exercise Two: Safe Place Imagery

    Exercise Two: Safe Place Imagery

    This episode is a visualization exercise in which you use all your senses to imagine or create a safe, calm and peaceful place or image.


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    Exercise Three: Progressive Muscle Relaxation

    Exercise Three: Progressive Muscle Relaxation

    An exercise which guides you through slowly tensing and then releasing tension in each muscle, with the goal of providing a feeling of relaxation.


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    Exercise Four: 54321 – Grounding technique for anxiety

    Exercise Four: 54321 – Grounding technique for anxiety

    This episode will guide you through a grounding technique using all of your senses. Grounding is a simple and effective therapeutic technique that can help when feeling overwhelmed by anxiety. Grounding helps us be present in the here and now and helps us realize we are in control of our emotions, feel safe and re-focus.


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    Exercise Five: 4-7-8 Breathing Technique

    Exercise Five: 4-7-8 Breathing Technique

    This episode guides you through a breathing technique which elicits a relaxation response and may have additional positive benefits such as improved circulation and digestion. (this is the exercise in the actual mindfulness video).


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    Exercise Six: Mindful Pause

    Exercise Six: Mindful Pause

    A very short and simple exercise which encourages you to think about a positive personal trait. A great way to start your day.


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