In my last post, I described the Body Scan with pulse awareness, a simple mindfulness tool.
In this post, I outline another technique – a breath focused meditation.
In order to do this meditation, the person should pay attention to their breath (preferably with their eyes shut) for a short period (for example, between two and five minutes).
Each time the mind wanders (which it will do many times), the person should bring their attention back to the breath, gently and patiently.
Do this meditation several times a day.
calms or settles the mind, especially worries and anxieties;
roots the person in the present, “the now”;
develops a person’s ability to focus on the task at hand while accepting the presence of problems, worries and things that need doing.