Mindfulness Exercises for Living in the Present

Using mindfulness can be an excellent way of coping with stress and anxiety. Mindfulness has been around for ages. However, mental health professionals are beginning to recognize that mindfulness can have many benefits for people suffering from a variety of psychological difficulties, including post traumatic stress disorder. There are a number of different mindfulness skills and exercises, and you can learn more about them in this article.

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Sitting Meditation

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Sitting meditation is an excellent way of practicing mindfulness, as well as learning how to bring acceptance to your thoughts and feelings. In this article learn how you can practice sitting meditation and increase your acceptance of your internal experiences.

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Beginner's Mind

Beginner's mind, a skill of mindfulness, focuses on being open to new possibilities. It also refers to observing or looking at things as they truly are, as opposed to what we think they are or evaluate them to be. This easy mindfulness exercise is designed to help foster ​beginner's mind.​

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Mindfulness of Thoughts

Mindfulness can be a wonderful skill to practice when it comes to coping with your PTSD symptoms; however, it can be difficult to be mindful of thoughts, especially those that usually accompany a PTSD diagnosis. People with PTSD may struggle with unpleasant thoughts and memories of their traumatic event. These thoughts can take control over a person's life. Mindfulness can be used to take a step back from your thoughts and reduce their power to impact your life. This simple exercise will help you learn how to be mindful of your thoughts.

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Mindfulness of Everyday Activities

Mindfulness can be a very useful skill to learn for managing PTSD symptoms and anxiety in general. This article presents some ways that you can bring mindfulness to your everyday activities.

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Mindfulness of Walking

Practicing mindfulness while walking can be an excellent exercise for getting in touch with your present moment experience and is useful for those who have trouble staying still but still want to learn mindfulness.

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