Being practicing mindfulness is a great way to begin improving your mental health. Mindfulness can help you ground yourself and be more present. This can help decrease stress and anxiety responses in your body. Mindfulness techniques are used by psychologists all over Australia. Our Director, Jodie Brenton alongside our team of psychologist work to made information on mindfulness easily accessible by the Australian public.
Psychologist Mary Magalotti’s Grounding Techniques
Mindful Breath Square
Try to focus on your breathing, breathe in for a count of 3, hold for a count of 3, breathe out for a count of 3 and hold for a count of 3. Repeat this 5-10 times.
Run Cold Water Over Your Hands
Feel the cool sensation of the water and listen to the different sounds it makes as you move your hands.
Sense Your Senses
Take the time and list 3 things you can feel/touch, 3 things you can hear and 3 things you can see.
Starting with your toes and moving upwards, tense for 3 seconds and release every muscle. Focus on each part of your body as you tense, and release.
Talk to A Psychologist Today
Here at Life Resolutions, we are passionate about helping Australians on their journey to mental welbeing. If you are affected by anxiety, PTSD, depression, or other mental health issues, Mary Magalotti and the Life Resolutions team want you to know that support is available. Jodie Brenton has put together a team that offers compassionate, confidential counselling both in-person and over the phone.