Mindfulness has been defined as a moment-to-moment awareness of one's experience without judgment. This means being present in the moment, with a feeling of acceptance. Increasing one's mindfulness can result in reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression, improved concentration, and a number of interpersonal benefits. Like any skill, becoming more mindful takes practice. Use this worksheet to teach clients about several techniques they can use to practice and increase their mindfulness. The exercises include mindfulness meditation, body scan, mindful eating, and five senses.
This worksheet will work best when you discuss mindfulness in detail, and practice a few techniques during session. Try using this printout as the basis for a homework assignment by asking your clients to choose one technique to practice for at least 15 minutes every day. Each of these mindfulness activities can also work well in a group setting.
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