Breathing Space

by Lorna Devine

The three minute ‘Breathing Space’ Meditation (Segal, Williams & Teasdale) is a great way to include Mindfulness into our daily lives, and is made up of three parts:

1) Awareness. Step out of automatic pilot and ask yourself: Where am I? What is going on for me right now? Think about the below to help you to think about your experience 👇
➡ Thoughts: What thoughts are going through your mind?

➡ Feelings: How are you feeling?

➡ Physical sensations: What sensations can you feel in your body?

2) Gathering. Bring your attention to your breath, gathering a busy mind to focus on a single object – the breath. .

3) Expanding. As well as being aware of your breath, begin to become aware of your body as a whole, including any sensations related to holding tension in your shoulders, neck or back.

This is a really helpful short meditation to help you pause in the midst of a busy day and to re-establish contact with the present moment.

🖋️ Written by Lorna Devine