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Topic Tuesday // Understanding Mindfulness // Tues 25 Sep, 7pm AEDT

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For this Topic Tuesday, we thought we would revisit a coping strategy that is spoken about a lot these days - mindfulness. The practice of mindfulness can help us to maintain our wellbeing and manage overwhelming and stressful times, however it can be hard to take the time to practice and intimidating to start. We will investigate how this coping mechanism can be adapted into your own self care as a supporter of a loved one. You may even be able to share with them what you learn and approach it together! 

 

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Re: Topic Tuesday // Understanding Mindfulness // Tues 25 Sep, 7pm AEDT

Hi everyone,

 

Shout out to those that wanted a reminder ☺️ @Adge @Maggie @Shaz51 @Brucey @Mum14 @Snowie @Determined

 

Great to have you all here, tonight we are talking about all things mindfulness!

 

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Being mindful can take us out of our automatic responses to the daily grind and can help us break out of old habits, old ways of thinking or just encourage us to navigate a day in a way that makes us feel a little bit more grounded.

 

As carers, we can sometimes be preoccupied by the needs of our loved one and this can mean that we cannot always tune into our own thoughts and emotions, that is until they surface at inopportune times. Bringing mindfulness into our days can help us manage distress before it becomes overwhelming. This is a winner for a self-care strategy that will hopefully have a positive impact on your relationship with your loved one as well.

 

So, to start off the night, what do you know about mindfulness and what is one thing you hope it can help you with?

Re: Topic Tuesday // Understanding Mindfulness // Tues 25 Sep, 7pm AEDT

Hi @Lauz Hi everyone. The Likes is not working, so sorry I cannot Like any of your posts (to show that I've read them). Tagging isn't working either, the Drop-Down list does not come up. Mindfulness - trying to focus on things in the present moment, rather than on thoughts & feelings. So sights, sounds, tastes are the focus (I think). Adge

Re: Topic Tuesday // Understanding Mindfulness // Tues 25 Sep, 7pm AEDT

Hi @Adge

Welcome! Sorry to hear you are having troubles with the support button and tagging - very strange! Can you drop an email to team@saneforums.org with more detail on what's not working for you and we can look into it for you tomorrow.

Great description of mindfulness too 👍🏼

Re: Topic Tuesday // Understanding Mindfulness // Tues 25 Sep, 7pm AEDT

Hi @Adge, @Lauz

Mindfulness - trying to focus on things in the present moment, rather than on thoughts & feelings.-- yes me too @Adge

Helllo @Sherry, @Darcy

Re: Topic Tuesday // Understanding Mindfulness // Tues 25 Sep, 7pm AEDT

@Lauz

I'm a mindfulness sceptic so watching from the sidelines.

Re: Topic Tuesday // Understanding Mindfulness // Tues 25 Sep, 7pm AEDT

Hi @Shaz51!

Yes, its definitely about getting into the present moment. This can help us to eliviate some anxieties around the past or the future. 

What is one thing would you and @Adge like to gain from using mindfulness in your day to day?

Re: Topic Tuesday // Understanding Mindfulness // Tues 25 Sep, 7pm AEDT

Thanks @Lauz Hi @Shaz51 What can I see? What can I hear? How many objects are in the room? How many different colours can I see? eg Blue, Green, White... Adge

Re: Topic Tuesday // Understanding Mindfulness // Tues 25 Sep, 7pm AEDT

haha welcome @Darcy - love to have a sceptic on board for the evening! 

Re: Topic Tuesday // Understanding Mindfulness // Tues 25 Sep, 7pm AEDT


@Adge wrote:
Thanks @Lauz Hi @Shaz51 What can I see? What can I hear? How many objects are in the room? How many different colours can I see? eg Blue, Green, White... Adge

That sounds a lot like grounding.  I guess they are related.

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