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.

1. Smiling Mind – Thrive Inside and Mindfully Together

 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.

2. Drop Anchor guided meditations by Russ Harris

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.

3. Centre for Mindful Self-Compassion guided meditation and exercises

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.

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