Meditation is an excellent way to practice self-care at home and to help manage stress related to COVID-19. Here are 3 free meditation tools to get you started.
Smiling Mind’s Thrive Inside is a special COVID-19 initiative designed to help you proactively support your psychological wellbeing while you’re spending extended periods of time at home; while the Mindfully Together meditations have been selected to listen to with the whole family.
Russ Harris, author of the ‘The Happiness Trap’ and trainer of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), has a number of free mindfulness resources available for download on his website. We particularly like the Drop Anchor guided meditations, and this 5 minute video animation about using ACT to deal with COVID-19 and the fear, anxiety and worry that goes with it.
Based in the US, the Centre for Mindful Self-Compassion is a centre for learning, teaching and practice of self-compassion. The Centre has a number of free meditations and exercises available for download via their website.
While these can be used as self-guided tools, these meditations can also be used very effectively in conjunction with professional EAP counselling, particularly if you’d like more in-depth support to address workplace or personal challenges.
For Caraniche at Work customers, EAP appointments are available via phone or video by calling 1800 099 444.