July 5, 2021

Podcast 50: Mindfulness Practice in Alcohol recovery

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Creating a daily practice of Mindfulness Mediation easily

Podcast (Audio Only)

Today’s podcast is special.  It is my 50th Podcast that I want to combine some of the components of other podcasts that can truly change your life, if you choose to implement some new practices.

This podcast is for those who want to achieve a new perspective, to create a new Practice in moments of time to start to understanding how to control your mind, our thoughts and our emotions.

We will include a Vagus nerve breathing technique that will automatically calm you or can use to calm a panic attack, and a mindfulness mediation to pull it all together.

As Americans, we seem to accept that stress is a necessary part of life.  But, it doesn’t need to or need to affect your health, if we can open up to ways of other cultures to draw from them to improve our way of life .

We can keep the busy lifestyles but add mindfulness as we do it.  

We can have it both ways with improved health and vitality.  The summary of today is:

  1. The fundamentals and foundations of mindfulness, the attitudes of mindfulness practice, and the history of mindfulness and how it emerged as a powerful force in our modern health care.
  2. 6 Specific techniques for practicing mindfulness in all hectic life activities, including breathing, walking, eating, exercising, listening, and dancing.
  3. And exercises and strategies for integrating mindfulness practice across the spectrum explored, especially with conditions like anxiety, trauma-related disorders, depression, and unresolved grief.

In this podcast listeners can participate and learn the basics of mindfulness and meditation, consider its applications for enhancing quality of life.

Mindfulness is an ancient meditation the practice of paying attention to your present moment experience, whether it be a sight, a sound, a taste, a smell, a sensation in the body, or mental activity includes both emotions and thoughts noticing life, absent of judgment, that can be practiced for a few moments or for a few minutes sitting in a doctor's office or on a park bench, standing in line or in a practice you can develop sitting for 15 minutes each day.

THICH NAHT HANH is a Zen Buddhist author of THE MIRACLE OF MINDFULNESS, 92 yo teacher, and often referred to as the father of mindfulness in the West, he states: “Mindfulness is the miracle by which we masters restore ourselves”.

In Western medical practice, mindfulness is described as a psychologic state, a practice of mindfulness meditation, and a mode of awareness.

Other authors who focused on mindfulness: Ram Dass: Be Here Now teaching of "be here now" 

In Jon Kabot-Zinn's seminal work Wherever You Go, There You Are, he defines mindfulness as "paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the presence of the moment, and non-judgmentally" as if your life depended on it." 

There are SEVEN ATTITUDES OF MINDFULNESS- a Frameable copy of the seven Attitude of Mindfulness as a gift or Podcast 49.

So lets put this all together in a meditation using these mindfulness skills.

In podcast # 45 I explained Vagus Breathing as miracle way to stimulate the Vagus nerve in a 4 and 8 breathing that sends a calming chemical into your system for panic attacks or general calming.

Create a space in your life for mindfulness practice.  I suggest 15 min. find a place in your environment where you can create nice ambience, have a candle or a jewel or something special that make you love being there. Have your comfortable chair, that when you sit in it is makes you feel special.  Once you establish this space it will draw you into a faster state of peace, just by being there. 

Remember to Practice the Skills shared today to actually live the new outcome for the benefits you will recieve.

This is by no means a replacement for therapy of any medical attention if you need it.  Always reach out and take care of yourself or if you are feeling like you want to hurt yourself, there is always someone standing by at 1800-273-8255 or call 911. 

Joanne Williams FB page at esaevaluation16 

Or check out videos at AnxietySimplified.net

Or go to https://esapros.com for an emotional support animal or a Psychiatric Service Dog to go with you everywhere to give you the support you need.

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