July’s Mindfulness Exercise

Mindfulness is something that everyone can incorporate into daily life.  Mindfulness involves observing and accepting the things around and within us, without judgment.  In therapy, Johanna may involve mindfulness skills to build awareness of various issues and to develop coping strategies.  In August, she will be starting up a 6-week Mindfulness Group.  This exercise is not individualized to your needs as it may be in therapy, but is rather intended as a general exercise that you may find useful.

July’s Mindfulness Exercise:

We will start with an easy one.  Put one hand on your chest and one hand on your belly.  Take a deep breath in and out, and notice which hand goes up and down.  Try breathing more into your upper chest, and then try taking a breath into your belly.  Notice how you feel with each breath.

 

NOTE: This is not intended to replace therapy.  Please contact Johanna at (585)406-3012 if you are interested in individual or group therapy.

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