DAY 5: Dr Elise Bialylew interviews Shannon Harvey
Transforming through mindfulness
In this video you’ll learn:
- The scientifically backed benefits and transformations that occur from a regular meditation practice
- The scientific studies that show how mindfulness helps manage trauma in refugees
- The fascinating story of a project that explored how a year of meditation can support physical and psychological well-being
Covid-19 meditation - 10 minutes
Guest Meditation by Dr. Richard Chambers
*click play to listen to the meditation
Dr. Richard Chambers is a clinical psychologist and internationally recognised expert in mindfulness. He has published The Art of Mindful Origami and two previous books, Mindful Learning and Mindful Relationships. He is regularly interviewed by mainstream media and consults for a growing number of businesses, sports clubs, healthcare organisations and educational institutions. Richard is spearheading a world-first, university-wide mindfulness initiative at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He is also one of the developers of Smiling Mind, a free mindfulness app with over 1 million downloads.
Mindfulness meditation isn't simply about putting aside 10 or 20 minutes a day to meditate and then being unmindful in the rest of your life...
It's a practice that we are training in, but which we want to bring into all moments of our life.
Today, see if once you have tried out the Covid support meditation, you can notice when you are getting lost in thoughts throughout the day, and label those moments with a mental note of: "Thinking, thinking.”
There is no need to judge the thoughts or try to change them, just notice them and, with your inner-voice, say ‘Thinking, thinking.”
As you practise, notice where your attention is throughout the day, you will be strengthening your capacity to stay in the present moment and not get lost in worry and unhelpful thought loops.
If you’re active in the Facebook group, don’t forget to drop in today and share your experiences or insights, or comment on others’ posts. We are all in this together.
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