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Mindfulness

Resources on Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

For more information on Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Group Programs or Training or for more resources visit Mindful Path Canberra

The overall aim of the practices in Mindfulness and Self-Compassion is to adopt a non-judgmental acceptance of whatever is there and befriending ourselves in the present moment. The goal is not necessarily to achieve a perfectly calm, relaxed state, but to be aware, to suspend judgment for a while so we can practice kind acceptance of the here and now, as it is, with compassion. In this way we are learning to relate to ourselves in a different way, so instead of being over-critical, we can orient our mind to appreciate with a kind and joyful awareness.

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion are complex skills. Start gradually 5-10 minutes everyday and then increase to 20-30 minutes, once or twice a day. Some people will experience immediate benefits from the practice while for others, it may take a few weeks of daily practices before they notice  benefit and effectively start re-wiring their brain.

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Links and Apps to Free Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Website for Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Programs in Canberra: Mindful Path Canberra

Daily postings:  Facebook Mindful Path Canberra Community 

Mindfulness app for all agesSmiling Mind and  Insight Timer

Free Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction(MBSR) 8-week Program: Palouse Mindfulness: Stress reduction and well being

Sites for free mindfulness and self-compassion audio tracks

Mindfulness and Emotion Management on Bloomfield Psychology-free mindfulness meditation audio

Mindful Self-Compassion Free Meditation audio by Marie Bloomfield on Mindful Path

UCLA Semel Institute – Mindful awareness research centre

Mindful Self-Compassion – Christopher K. Germer, PhD

Mindful Self-Compassion- Dr Kristin Neff

The Mindful Way Through Anxiety

Still Mind Mindfulness and Relaxation

Belly Breathe for children by Sesame Street

The Free Mindfulness Project

Sites on Mindfulness for pain relief

Audio on Compassionate Mind Training by Paul Gilbert

Introduction to Compassionate Mind Training exercises.
- Prof Paul Gilbert introduces Compassionate Mind Training and the three following imagery exercises.

Soothing Rhythm Breathing.
- A short guided exercise in soothing rhythm breathing.

Compassionate Self Imagery.
- An imagery exercise about creating and contacting your compassionate self.

Our Ideal Compassionate Other.
- An imagery exercise about imaging your ideal compassionate other.

Self-help book on Compassion-Focused Therapy

The complete Guide for overcoming depression by Paul Guilbert, revised ed. 2009

The compassionate mind by Paul Gilbert, 2009

Books on Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy(MBCT) 8-week program

Mindfulness:an 8-week plan for finding peace in a frantic world by Mark Williams and Danny Penman.2011

The Mindful Way Workbook: An 8-Week Program to Free Yourself from Depression and Emotional Distress by John D. Teasdale, J. Mark G. Williams, Zindel V. Segal. 2014

Bloomfield Psychology offers additional free mindfulness information brochures and downloads. For more information please contact us.

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