Mindfulness Made Easy: Tips and Techniques for Beginners - a Put It into Practice Episode

I had a different topic planned for this week's PIIP episode, however it's been a tough week and I wanted to share what I do when I'm struggling with something - as it may help you too.

It's practicing mindfulness.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present and engaged in the current moment, without judgment or distraction. It involves focusing one's attention on the present experience, including thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and the surrounding environment, in a non-judgmental way.

Mindfulness is often practiced through various techniques such as meditation, breathing exercises, and body scans. It has been shown to have a wide range of benefits, including reduced stress and anxiety, improved focus and concentration, increased emotional regulation, and greater overall well-being.

In this episode I share what mindfulness can help with and how you can become more mindful.

Plus learn more about the app I mention in the episode and get a free 7 day trial and a course on transforming your relationship with anxiety. https://mindfulnesscom-partner-program.pxf.io/c/3141999/1521271/16803 (affiliate link)

Find a therapist options:

Get 10% off your first month of Betterhelp online therapy. Learn more. (affiliate link): https://betterhelp.com/lisamustard

Learn about Hopscotch: https://www.joinhopscotch.com/

Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us

Mental Health Resources and Support: 

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support via phone or chat for people in distress, resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Includes information on finding your local crisis center. Phone: 988 Website: http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.SAMHSA’s National Helpline | SAMHSA

It’s important to stress that these episodes are not meant to take the place of any work you’re doing with your therapist or doctor. In fact, please run these ideas by your counselor or doctor before you act on them to make sure you are ready for them or even fit for the suggestions. I can’t stress this enough, each person is unique and their situation is unique so please talk to your dr before starting anything new I may be suggesting.

The Therapy Show with Lisa Mustard, and the information provided by Lisa Mustard, is solely intended for informational and entertainment purposes and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis, or treatment regarding medical or mental health conditions. Although Lisa Mustard is a licensed marriage and family therapist, the views expressed on this site or any related content should not be taken for medical or psychiatric advice. Always consult your physician before making any decisions related to your physical or mental health.

Other Put It Into Practice episodes:

How to Find a Therapist or Counselor 

How To Cope with Anxiety Part 1 

How to Cope with Anxiety Part 2 

Is it Time for a Change? How to Start Something New in 2023 

How To Handle Failure

The Impact of Social Media on Mental Health: What to Know and What to Do

Finding Balance: Tips for Managing Social Media and Mental Wellness

Pornography Addiction - A Closer Look

How To Heal A Broken Heart

Life-Changing Lessons: My Favorite Self-Help Books and Why They Matter

The Emotional and Physical Signs of Burnout and Strategies to Overcome