to ask about mindfulness and meditation...

(12 Posts)
cjt110 Tue 15-Mar-16 12:16:37

[Have posted this in chat but posting here for traffic too]

If you have done either, can you direct me where to find some good resources that I can read or use? I really fancy doing this alongside a stress course I am attending to help me cope better with my current issues/feelings. I have googled but can't find anything that seems to jump out at me so any recommendations would be great smile

PhilPhilConnors Tue 15-Mar-16 12:32:18

I was recommended this book by several people.

LionsLedge Tue 15-Mar-16 12:33:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

GladysOli Tue 15-Mar-16 13:11:36

Google Sandy Newbigging and/or David Hamilton.

Sandy has written some lovely books on meditation and mind calm and has online courses/sessions too.

FaithAscending Tue 15-Mar-16 13:22:54

I've been using headspace for a year. I actually have a code for two months free if you'd like it?

blankmind Tue 15-Mar-16 13:33:11

Google this for a free pdf. download of a traditional approach, "thich nhat hanh miracle of mindfulness pdf"

If you prefer a more modern approach, try this www.headspace.com/andy-puddicombe and look at his TED talks and stuff on youtube.

There are also kazillions of one week free apps like Calm and you tube videos for all sorts of stressbusting.

cjt110 Tue 15-Mar-16 13:33:28

Thank you all for your replies. I really appreciate them. I will give the app and the book a look up. I wonder if there are any books on the kindle app that are free/cheap about meditation.mindfulness. Will give tht a look up too.

Faith that would be really kind of you.

Owllady Tue 15-Mar-16 13:35:39

If you are under the wellbeing service they might be able to refer you to a short course on the nhs
I did a 6 week one and they provided the meditation CD and all the supporting help sheets etc.

cjt110 Tue 15-Mar-16 13:40:28

Owllady I have been signed up for a Stress Course that lasts for 6 weeks - could perhaps be the same one? Would youi mind telling me what your course entailed etc (in a PM if you'd rather not on here). I would appreciate it x

blankmind Have given that a google* Will have a look on the Windows store for other apps too smile

Bumshkawahwah Tue 15-Mar-16 13:50:03

I do Kelee meditation (www.thekelee.org), which is a non-religious form of meditation. It's quite tricky as you have to empty your mind completely but it works for me.

cjt110 Tue 15-Mar-16 13:52:04

I keep finding myself today taking deep breaths - the panic ridden kind that you blow out. It sucks. Majorly. I will give that a look up Bumshkawahwah

FaithAscending Wed 16-Mar-16 08:02:00

PM'd you cjt smile

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