1 Introduction to the Body Scan
2 Body Scan
3 Introduction to Awareness of Breathing: Lying and Sitting
4 Awareness of Breathing: Lying and Sitting
5 Introduction to the 3 Minute Breathing Space
6 the 3 Minute Breathing Space
1 Introduction to Mindful Movement
2 Mindful Movement
3 Introduction to Breath, Body, Sounds and Thoughts
4 Breath, Body, Sounds and Thoughts
Acknowledgements to: Zindel Segal, Ronit Jinich, Jaak Riechman, Paul Freedman and Beta Leung
Mindful Movement Insert Included - a sequence of postures developed in collaboration with Ronit Jinich. These modified yoga poses are intended to be used with or without the CD.
Mindfulness Based Meditation
Mindfulness based practices assist us in attending to present experience so that we can live more fully and deal with life's challenges more skillfully. Derived from Vipassana and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy these meditations teach us to enhance our focus and concentration using the body as an anchor for experience. We learn to be more open and receptive to experience, helping us to deal with stressful states using a different mode of mind. We are then less likely to be carried off by reactive negative emotions. This involves being with experience as it is, without necessarily judging, or trying to fix or change anything. By not working to make our mood or experience different, sometimes possibilities open up to us and we are able to see how all things come and go, loosening our attachments. Mindfulness is available to you anywhere and at any time.
Patricia Rockman, MD, CCFP, FCFP is a Family Physician with a focused practice in mental health. She leads groups in mindfulness based therapies and teaches this work to professionals for personal and professional resilience. She also teaches healthcare providers how to deliver this work to their clients. She has been studying meditative practices for many years and is a secular buddhist. She is the Senior Director of Education for the Centre for Mindfulness Studies, an organization devoted to bringing mindfulness to those with mental health conditions and others who can benefit from this work. At the heart of the centre's work is its social program, the intention of which is to teach mindfulness to those in need who have affordability or access issues.