With all that’s been going on lately, I feel more grateful than ever for my daily mindfulness practice – it’s a reliable and comforting part of each morning.
But if I’m honest, I’ve had times when I’ve grown a little bored with it.
I’ve been practicing long enough that I have a familiar routine, and it’s worked wonders on my ability to consistently quiet my thoughts and still my nervous energy.
But my routine isn’t foolproof, and sometimes it’s just good to try something new.
I don’t think I’m alone in this – I’ve gotten similar comments from lots of practitioners.
Many have patients who are trying to begin a mindfulness practice and can’t seem to find a way that really speaks to them. Or, they’re working with a patient whose routine meditations are stalling their motivation to maintain their practice.
That’s why I wanted to share some short, free mindfulness exercises that I think your patients will find useful.
Elisha Goldstein, PhD, author of The Now Effect, gives a short mindfulness exercise using the metaphor of a “movie of the mind.” It’s only two and a half minutes – check it out.
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Have you ever helped a patient out of a “meditation rut”? If so, please share your experience in the comment section.
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