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Taking Time Out | Observing Our Thoughts

Our mind likes to travel through time: it jumps into the future and pops back to the past. Dr Claire O’Driscoll Lawrie of St Patrick’s Mental Health Services leads us through an exercise in which we take a few minutes to observe where our mind goes. Take a few minutes out just for you and …
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Taking Time Out | Quick Progressive Muscle Relaxation Exercise

Progressive muscle relaxation is a practice that helps to reduce high emotion in your body by having you tense and then relax every muscle. Take some time out for your wellbeing to enjoy this practice, guided by Dr Claire O’Driscoll Lawrie of St Patrick’s Mental Health Services. For more wellbeing activities and practices, subscribe to …
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St Patrick’s Mental Health: Mindfulness Workshop | Guided practice and relaxation

Mindfulness is a practice which enables us to focus on the present moment, to take notice of our thoughts, feelings and what is going on around us without judgement, and to calm our minds. In this workshop, Debbie van Tonder, Programme Manager of our Dean Clinics, explains what mindfulness means, and brings us through a …
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What yoga does to your body and brain | Krishna Sudhir | TedTalk

There are many different approaches to modern yoga— though most forms have three core elements: physical postures, breathing exercises, and spiritual contemplation.This blend of physical and mental exercise is widely believed to have a unique set of health advantages. But is yoga actually beneficial to your health? Krishna Sudhir examines how this ancient tradition impacts …
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St Patrick’s Mental Health -Walk in my Shoes: Wellbeing Wake Up | Mindfulness and relaxation practice

“Mindfulness isn’t difficult. We just need to remember to do it.” Sharon Salzberg. Enhance your morning routine, increase your attention, and focus and improve your overall wellbeing with a beautiful, guided mindfulness workshop from Debbie Van Tonder of St Patrick’s Mental Health Services. This practice formed part of our WIMS Live 2020 programme: for more …
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St Patrick’s Mental Health- Walk in My Shoes: Mindfulness of the breath

An effective method to introduce mindfulness and meditation into your classroom is to engage in a mindfulness of the body, relaxation exercise. This exercise can be repeated regularly and is a core mindfulness skill.
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St Patrick’s Mental Health- Walk in My Shoes: Body Scan

An effective method to introduce mindfulness and meditation into your classroom is to engage in a mindfulness of the body, relaxation exercise.
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5 Mindfulness Exercises for Kids

Here are 5 easy and practical mindfulness techniques kids from the age of 5+ can use to self-regulate, calm down, tune into their listening and sharpen concentration. Each one is taken from a Zen Den – our longer mindfulness video series which is here on this handy playlist – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… 🌈 All our videos are …
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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

There are 4 modules in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). and the first one I already have a video on!! That is Mindfulness! So check that video out! The second module is Distress Tolerance. This entails distracting and they use the acronym ACCEPTS. The next module is Emotion Regulation, and this can help us be in …
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Minding Your Wellbeing Session 5: Improving Our Resilience

Invites participants to build their resilience, learn about the building blocks of resilience including the importance of focussing on strengths._____________________________________ A new video-based mental wellbeing programme called Minding Your Wellbeing is now freely accessible.Brought to you by HSE Health and Wellbeing, this evidence-based programme provides a unique opportunity for people to learn more about mindfulness, gratitude, …
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