Monday, June 19, 2017

Headspace: Meditation and Mindfulness Made Simple

Here at Healing Arts we treat the whole person, mind, body and soul. So as we adjust your back, give you vitamins or dietary advice it is also very common for us to give stress reduction advice to help you on your healing journey. Practicing meditation and mindfulness is often suggested in helping patients with stress. Not only does it help with reducing stress but also in making people happier. When I suggest adding meditation and mindfulness into a patient's daily life one of three things happen, 1) they have no interest and so I give other stress reducing tips, 2) they have interest but have never done it before or 3) they have interest and have been doing it but need to do it more. If you fall into the second group of having interest but little to no experience then Headspace is an app for you!


You can sign up for free and just 10 minutes a day (more if you want to) it can help you with a number of things including your sleep, anxiety and concentration. The meditation is done by a British man whose voice I find soothing but I have had others comment that they tend not to like the voice so you'll have to find out for yourself. They also have SOS exercises to do if you are in a real panic and need extra help.

If you are in group 3 you could also find this app of use to get you back on your routine or if you want someone to take you through a visualization. If you are in group 1 this post is not for you and instead hit the gym!