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  1. Aragorn

    Aragorn Registered User

    Jul 23, 2015
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    Mindfulness seems to be very popular these days for all sorts of ailments and disorders. Has anyone any experience of trying it in the context of caring?
     
  2. Celtic_Ghirl

    Celtic_Ghirl Registered User

    Jan 27, 2014
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    Glasgow

    I'm studying to be a teacher of mindfulness, it's amazing and helps relax and rejuvenate. My mum has Alzheimer's and I was a wreck. My GP sent me to an NHS mindfulness class and I was hooked. It's meditation and relaxation. Also supposed to reconnect pathways in the brain.

    Here are some NHS meditations for you to try. Sit in a chair that you won't fall asleep in. Lol.

    http://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/mildmoderate/MindfulnessDownloads.asp
     
  3. disi

    disi Registered User

    Thank you for giving the online meditations. I have down loaded them and started a little. But since its the middle of the night, nearly fell asleep. I certainly need help to relax, as I find it very difficult. So hopefully this will help.
     
  4. disi

    disi Registered User

    Thank you Aragorn for starting this thread, sure its going to help a lot of us. :)
     
  5. Grey Lad

    Grey Lad Registered User

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  6. Reflection

    Reflection Registered User

    Feb 25, 2015
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    Been doing Mindfulness for about two years now. Before my mum was diagnosed and it was of real benefit then and now. If you get the time do go on a course.
     
  7. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
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    Never heard of this. Will look into it. Link appreciated :)
     
  8. Grey Lad

    Grey Lad Registered User

    Sep 12, 2014
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    Check out the free course I listed in a previous post.
     
  9. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
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    I've signed up too.
     
  10. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
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    I will Grey Lad. Thank you :)
     
  11. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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    I've decided to sign up for this. I've already started another of their courses but I felt I could do with undertaking this one as well.
     
  12. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
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    I`ve signed up. :)
     
  13. esmeralda

    esmeralda Registered User

    Nov 27, 2014
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    That's me signed up. Thanks GL and Aragorn.
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  14. Grey Lad

    Grey Lad Registered User

    Sep 12, 2014
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    Good woman I'm sure it will help us all.
     
  15. nellbelles

    nellbelles Volunteer Host

    Nov 6, 2008
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    I've signed up as well.
     
  16. angelface

    angelface Registered User

    Oct 8, 2011
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    Many thanks for the link GL. Have been wanting a minfullness course for ages,but couldn't bring myself to pay the £200 being asked locally.

    Have signed up,and look forward to the course.
     
  17. Aragorn

    Aragorn Registered User

    Jul 23, 2015
    18
    Hadn't expected so much interest. I'll be keen to see how folks get on.
     
  18. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,850
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    I think we all hope to find something which will help life run more smoothly.

    I have been trying to practice Mindfulness for a while now but being self taught hope to learn how to make it more effective.
     
  19. LynneMcV

    LynneMcV Volunteer Moderator

    May 9, 2012
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    #19 LynneMcV, Sep 10, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2015
    Thank you so much for the link Celtic-Ghirl, I'm so grateful. Been wanting to try this for a while but the paid for courses have been too expensive. They do run free sessions at work in the lunch hour, but I rarely get a full lunch hour and my main priority at that time is to eat!

    Thank you also Grey Lad for the link to the online course - I'm signed up and ready to go now :)
     
  20. Tiller Girl

    Tiller Girl Registered User

    May 14, 2012
    91
    I've signed up to. I've used Mindfullness but only from a relaxation point. I quite like the Mindfullness colouring books as you can get fully engrossed in that and also Zentangling.

    Both quite simple to do but they do take your mind of things......the multiple questions, losing things etc etc.

    Since looking into Mindfullness , I've probably also gone back to several of my old hobbies which just helps you to retain a sense of yourself rather than being a carer.

    I'm interested to see what the course offers.
     
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