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Mindfulness after the event; what can you remember in the past week? Plus it’s a great writing tip and writing therapy!

I am always promoting mindfulness and how to be ‘in the moment’, but today I tried another exercise – Being mindful about

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what I can remember from the last week in terms of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. It has worked well for me, in order to be in touch with

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Mindfulness, a poem, relaxation and living in the moment

A ditty, poem, rhyming verse, whatever you want to call it, that I just made up about mindfulness and living in the

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moment… (N.B. Although I love writing, this type of writing is not my forte, so don’t expect too much please 🙂 It was also written in a few minutes, but I

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Mindfulness for general happiness and mental health – being mindful is easy, have a go! Using the senses, sight, sounds, taste, touch and smell

A nice cup of tea for taste

The basics of being mindful are simple – ‘live ‘in the moment’.

If you are aware of your surroundings and senses fully in the moment, then you willl feel more relaxed, more at peace, more fulfilled and more real. Awareness is great for anyone, but can also

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Days out, learning, using the senses (mindfulness), eating and sun can be great for the mind, body, soul, stress and depression – be mindful

I am feeling really good today! OK, I have body aches etc but my mind is pretty clear and I am not feeling depressed at all.

Now, there could be lots of reasons for this, and I will not go into them all because I feel that one of the most prevalent reasons is because

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Mindfulness, using the senses for mental health, Fostering cats, Animals as therapy for mental health, can you help?

April 2013 Titus playing

There are many natural things we can do to improve our mental health; exercise, hobbies, socialising, relaxation techniques or learning new coping skills are some examples. Another very helpful experience can be looking after or petting animals.

There are schemes like ‘animal assisted therapy’ where a dog is present to

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