Meditation

Mental Health and Wellness

General information relating to mental and emotional health

A handout covering questions such as what triggers worry? what maintains worry? and what to do about worry?

Stress is a normal part of life when experienced from time-to-time. Here's some suggestions on how to manage stress.

A discussion of two main strategies for learning how to accept uncertainty and thus reduce worry.

Stress and Anxiety
Relaxation Strategies

Muscle relaxation can be particularly helpful in cases where anxiety is especially associated to muscle tension. This information sheet will guide you through a common form of relaxation designed to reduce muscle tension.

Everyone knows that breathing is an essential part of life, but did you know that breathing plays an essential role in anxiety? This information sheet will briefly discuss the role of breathing in anxiety and guide you through a simple breathing retraining technique that uses breathing patterns to help deal with anxiety.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the opposite of automatic pilot mode. It is about experiencing the world that is firmly in the ‘here and now.’ This mode is referred to as the "being" mode. It offers a way of freeing oneself from automatic and unhelpful ways of thinking and responding.

Mindfulness is one way of skilfully disengaging from or letting go of negative thinking. This approach involves practicing how to notice when you are automatically drifting into negative thinking and then skilfully redirecting your attention back to the present, to the here and now.