Give Your Mind A Break With Focus Meditation
Many of us experience grief as a mental fog. It is normal to feel scattered and forgetful – so go easy on yourself. Just like the warning label on many prescription drugs, it might be a good idea to steer clear of operating a car or any heavy machinery. You may also experience your mind wandering – to the past – to the future – which can often trigger anxiety and worry.
There is a time to dive deep into your feelings, but there is also a time to give yourself a break.
This 5 minute focusing meditation will help you bring your mind back to the present, and give you a place to rest your attention. It is short but sweet – many people find that just a few minutes can help them feel rested and more alert. Try it for yourself!
Heather Stang, M.A.
is the author of Mindfulness & Grief. She holds a Masters degree in Thanatology (Death, Dying, and Bereavement) from Hood College in Maryland, and is a certified Yoga Therapist. She has led mindfulness-based grief workshops for organizations such as the National Fallen Firefighters Association and Hospice of Frederick County, and is a member of the Association of Death Education and Counseling. Heather’s mission is to help people who are grieving to stay healthy and benefit from the transformative experience of grief, using mindfulness-based practices, relaxation, and expressive arts. She has an established practice offering Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy sessions, day-long retreats, and 8 Week Yoga for Grief groups. She is based in Maryland. You can find her on Google +
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