Taking mindfulness further: guided meditations and mindful movement
Try some of the guided meditations, body scans and mindful movement exercises on this page if you feel ready to take your mindfulness practice a little further.
If you are new to this site and you live with trauma distress, you may want to read some background notes before you try a longer mindfulness practice. The sections on important information, what trauma-informed mindfulness is and what mindfulness is are good places to start.
Before you try a longer mindfulness exercise
These longer, trauma-informed practices are best explored once you have experimented with the resources in the first steps: 7-day mindfulness section. However, feel free to try them now if you wish.
Please remember to allow yourself to stop if you notice any adverse reactions arising. Guided mindfulness meditations and even mindful movement can be triggering. Head to the emergency mindfulness section if you experience any stress or panic. The ‘wise distraction technique’ might be especially helpful.
If you feel unsafe when you try an exercise, it does not mean you will never benefit from longer guided mindfulness activities. It may simply indicate that knowing how to find a steadying anchor or how to approach fear or aversion may be helpful before using these more traditional approaches.