What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the quality of being fully present in the moment. It is being aware of where we are, what we are doing and how we are feeling as it happens. The aim of mindfulness is to move away from being overly distracted or reactive, and to accept whatever our experience is in the moment.
Anyone can practice mindfulness, and there are many different techniques that encourage you to focus on the present moment. These techniques typically include movement, breathing or concentration, and are proven to help you slow down and calm your nervous system.
How can mindfulness support someone in grief?
Grief is an emotional response to loss. Whilst practising mindfulness can’t remove the pain or experience of grief, it can help you to understand your feelings whilst working through any difficult emotions that may arise. Regularly practising mindfulness can help to build emotional resilience and help you accept what has happened. Many people find that regularly practising mindfulness helps them to cope better with their loss.
5 mindfulness practices to try today…