Life can be challenging. Taking time to be mindful – to stop and notice what’s going on within you and around you – can help with recognizing and reducing stress, anxiety and other intense experiences. Learning simple techniques can grow your awareness of what’s going on and what you can to do to create more ease in your life.
Click through the links below to learn more about mindfulness, how it might help, and to try out simple practices.
Free Online Meditation Resources for Times of Social Distancing / COVID-19
A Simple Mindfulness Practice
Close your eyes and identify five sounds you hear in this moment
“Just watch this moment, without trying to change it at all. What is happening? What do you feel? What do you see? What do you hear?”
― Jon Kabat-Zinn
Guided Mindfulness Recordings
Mindfulness Practices led by Crisis Centre Volunteers
Mindfulness of Body and Breath (6:09 min)
Mindfulness Practices led by Other Organizations
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
Simon Fraser University – Health and Counselling Services Audio Recordings
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Centre
Common Questions About Mindfulness
Common Questions About Gratitude
MindApps – Apps That Move Your Mind
Mindfulness Meditation – MentalWorkout
Looking for classes or instruction? Check out our Mindfulness Resource List. Find classes in the Lower Mainland of BC and online.
Download a written breathing exercise or body scan. Read it to yourself or someone in your life. Lead your own mindfulness practices when you choose.
“Mindfulness meditation doesn’t change life. Life remains as fragile and unpredictable as ever. Meditation changes the heart’s capacity to accept life as it is. It teaches the heart to be more accommodating, not by beating it into submission, but by making it clear that accommodation is a gratifying choice.”
― Sylvia Boorstein