Learning How to Practice Mindfulness
Mindfulness is a “superpower” that has been proven to help reduce anxiety, depression and stress while strengthening emotional stamina. In this episode, mental health therapist Sheri Van Dijk introduces the basic techniques regarding how to practice mindfulness. The beauty of mindfulness is its accessibility—you can practice anywhere and anytime. In twenty minutes, you can feel clearer, calmer and more centered, regardless of what’s going on around you. And if you find yourself in the middle of an emotional storm, can you use mindfulness to get your bearings? Yes!
In this episode, we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook Calming the Emotional Storm: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Manage Your Emotions and Balance Your Life, written by Sheri Van Dijk. This audiobook helps you cope with difficult emotions calmly and responsibly with a toolkit that utilizes dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral techniques, and mindfulness practices. If you’re ready to change the way you respond to stressful situations, then the skills in this audiobook will help you develop the inner resilience to weather any emotional storm and avoid needless suffering.
What’s in this episode?
In this excerpt, mental health therapist Sheri Van Dijk introduces the basic techniques regarding how to practice mindfulness. She discusses where to start, and what mindfulness will do for you. You will be introduced to three different mindfulness exercises, all of which are carefully tailored to help you become more present and receptive in the moment. You’ll learn:
- Mindfulness of the Breath
- Mindfulness of the Body
- Mentally Noting the Breath
These simple exercises will help you learn how to practice mindfulness—anywhere, anytime.
You can practice mindfulness in an infinite number of ways, because anything you do, you can bring mindfulness to―breathing, watching television or reading a book, having a conversation with someone, driving, eating, walking―the list is endless.