Mindfulness: Where to start
Looking to start your mindfulness journey this page has link to resources as well as an introduction mindfulness practice.
Taking notice of what’s going on both around us and within us boosts our wellbeing, making us more self-aware as well as feeling part of something bigger.
Mindfulness is an effective tool to help us thrive in all areas of life. A wealth of evidence demonstrates that it can reduce stress and worry and help people cope with change and uncertainty.
At work, it can enhance decision-making, and build resilience. Many people report feeling happier, experience improved creativity, and feel their lives are more meaningful.
An introduction to mindfulness with Ellie Sturrock
My Dorset Mind
Dorset Mind has created the My Dorset Mind website to help you to escape to your favourite part of the county. Using their collection of Dorset scenery you choose a view and the sounds you would like to hear and follow the on-screen tips to enjoy relaxing mindful techniques.
Walking is a great way to integrate mindfulness into your everyday life and has been practiced as a meditative technique for thousands of years. But in everyday life, walking is usually an established and habituated action that requires very little concentration. Try mindful walking and direct your mind to the present moment by tuning in to your senses.
Time in Nature
Spending time in green space or bringing nature into your everyday life can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing. For example, doing things like growing food or flowers, exercising outdoors or being around animals can have lots of positive effects.
Mind have put together a range of ideas for nature-based activities you can try.