Mindfulness for Stress Relief
(anxiety/anger/panic/phobic/OCD: repeated work or certain practices/depression)
Mindfulness is not new. Its part of what makes us human the capacity to be fully conscious and aware. The capacity for sustained moment-to-moment awareness, especially in the midst of emotional turmoil, is a special skill. Fortunately, it is a skill that can be learned.
Most involve extended periods of formal practice, often alternating sitting meditation with walking meditation. They are usually conducted in silence, with very little interpersonal interaction. All of the activities of the day—getting up, showering, brushing teeth, eating, doing chores—are done in silence and used as opportunities to practice mindfulness.