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Mindfulness-Based Patient Handouts

Mindfulness is the practice of ongoing present moment awareness. It has been shown to help with a variety of conditions from anxiety to psoriasis. These handouts provide introduction and simple exercises for patients.

General Introduction to Mindfulness - Describes the practice of mindfulness, its benefits, the approach to wandering thoughts, and a script for a meditation noticing thoughts, feelings, and sensations

Instructions for Mindfulness Meditation - A description of mindful practice noticing sensations

Body Scan - Script for the classic body scan technique for passive progressive relaxation

Mindfulness with Pain - A mindful practice focusing on pain sensations, acceptance and noticing or labeling the sensations without judgment

For more information, check out Jon Kabat-Zinn's Full Catastrophe Living or Wherever you go, there you are

A short video of Jon Kabat-Zinn presenting at Google(external link)

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