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PUT YOUR OWN MASK ON FIRST - Mindfulness for Caregivers

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DON'T JUST DO SOMETHING, SIT THERE!
Introduction to simple mindfulness practices that can change your life...

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PUT YOUR OWN MASK ON FIRST - Mindfulness for Caregivers

  1. 1. MINDFULLNESS FOR CAREGIVERS PUT YOUR OWN MASK ON FIRST!
  2. 2. HOW ARE YOU RIGHT NOW?
  3. 3. LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
  4. 4. Remembering Ourselves While Caring For Others If you don’t take care of yourself you can experience: • Burnout • Stress • Fatigue • Reduced mental effectiveness • Health Problems • Anxiety • Guilt • Frustration • Exhaustion • Inability to sleep Do you recognize any of these?
  5. 5. WHAT IS STRESS ?
  6. 6. What is Mindfulness? "mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally." Jon Kabat Zinn
  7. 7. MARK WILLIAMS ON STRESS
  8. 8. Taking a Breather S.T.O.P • Stop what you are doing • Take a breath. Concentrate on the flow of your breath in and out. • Observe your thoughts, feelings and physical state. (Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired). Notice your thoughts and let them be or pass. Name your emotions. Notice your body, its posture. Do you have any aches or pains • Proceed with something that will be helpful to you, whether that is finding a friend to talk to, eating a nutritious snack or meal or stretching to relieve body tension.
  9. 9. MINDFUL MOMENTS 1. Ordinary everyday activities e.g. washing the dishes. 2. Focusing on one thing at a time. 3. Pausing on purpose. 4. Eating Mindfully - e.g. drinking a cup of tea mindfully. 5. Taking a breath in moments of transition or waiting. 6. Stopping to listen to the sounds around you. 7. Walking indoors or out. 8. Time in Nature 9. Use the insight timer on your phone. DON’T JUST DO SOMETHING, SIT THERE!
  10. 10. The Benefits of Mindfulness include: Helping people to: • Recognize, slow down or stop automatic and habitual reactions. • See situations more clearly • and respond more effectively. • Become more creative. • Achieve balance and resilience at work and at home.
  11. 11. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”
  12. 12. To learn more about Mindfulness, Self Care and Stress Reduction CONTACT: MARIA GARVEY KRIDYOM SERVICES maria@kridyom.uk 078 16758139 www.kridyom.uk

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