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Meditation to manage COVID-19 related anxiety

Guided by experts and with exercises developed by people working in hospital environments every day, you’ll find a wide range of resources to choose from in this section

Meditation to manage COVID-19 related anxiety – Dr Pádraic Dunne

This ten-minute video explains how to practice Attention Based Training (ABT).The central practice of ABT is concerned with disengaging from thoughts, emotions, memories and sensations on a moment by moment basis. Do do this effectively, we can use an anchor such as the breath or a chosen phrase (mantra) to ground us in the face of these distractions. This basic practice can help limit anxious thinking related to the current crisis.

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Mindfulness and Relaxation Centre at Beaumont Hospital

The Mindfulness and Relaxation Centre at Beaumont Hospital is a project of the Hospital’s Department of Psychology where you can learn about how and why to practice relaxation and mindfulness exercises. All of the exercises are recorded by people working in Beaumont Hospital with the goal of helping you feel better.

Click here to access a wide range of exercises.

The Body Scan Meditation

The ten-minute Body Scan meditation is a very useful practice that helps to calm and relax the body during these difficult times.

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