Physical Distance not Solitude

We wanted to let you know that the Women’s Health Centre is offering a way of supporting you and maintaining your social wellbeing by phone.
If you are in self isolation or impacted by the social gathering restrictions due to COVID19 you can connect to our friendly staff us on 4782 5133 and we will offer you an appointment to talk on the phone.

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We are still trying to find appropriate classes to send you links to but in the meantime you might like to try these mindfulness exercises.

Mindful breathing for one minute.
Lower your eyes and notice where you feel your breath. That might be the air going in and out at your nostrils or the rise and fall of your chest or stomach. If you can’t feel anything, place your hand on your stomach and notice how your hand gently rises and falls with your breath. If you like, you can just lengthen the in breath and the out breath or just breathe naturally. Your body knows how to breathe.

Focus on your breath. When your mind wanders, as it will do, just bring your attention back to your breath. You might like to say ‘thinking’ when you notice your thoughts and just gently shepherd your attention back to your breath.

This can be done for longer than one minute. However, even for one minute it will allow you to pause and be in the moment. Or you might just like to breathe out stress on the out breath and breathe in peace on the in breath.

Loving-kindness meditation.
For one minute, repeat ‘May I be happy, may I be well, may I be filled with kindness and peace.’ You can substitute “you” for “I” and think of someone you know and like, or just send love to all people.

Best wishes and stay well

 

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