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Article - Brief Mindfulness Practices for Healthcare Providers

This article considers how presence lies at the heart of the caring relationship, ‘listening intensely and indicating that the patient and their story matter.’ The caregiver showing up, ‘ready to witness, ready to respond to suffering’.

Carers are less likely to bring this same essence of a caring presence to themselves resulting in feelings of demoralisation and defeat. An intentional cultivation of self-presence and self-care can help to sustain medical staff during times of crisis, fear, exhaustion and stress.

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Informal Practice - Climbing Stairs

Practicing mindfulness in an informal manner can be fun and challenging. Any activity can be practiced in a mindful way. It is about bringing extraordinary attention to the ordinary.

As your days are filled with routinely washing your hands, perhaps you would like to try doing this “the mindful way” - simply turning towards the experience of washing your hands as you experience it in the moment. You are welcome to explore and experiment, but most of all, inviting a sense of kindness and care for yourselves as you do so.

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Poem - Walk Slowly by Danna Faulds

mschcp offering week 1 poem for courage odonahue

Formal Practices

Here are short mindfulness practices for you to try: simply bringing your attention to the present moment and seeing if you can meet whatever is here for you with a kind and open heart.

Don’t worry that your mind wanders! This is completely natural – it’s what minds do. Just taking a moment to notice where it has been, and then very gently guiding your attention back to the breath … again and again.

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