Meditation for Stress Management

Meditation For Stress Management

Three simple tips of how meditation for stress management allows you to improve your mind.

Diet, exercise and the use of some medications can help stabilise and improve our brain and memory health. But one decades-old  technique known as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) may be just the thing that can help improve your brain and your overall health.

MBSR is a simple technique, low cost and very portable.

Put simply, MBSR is about redirecting our attention on the present so that we can relax, heal, and channel our creative selves. There are a variety of techniques that can be used, such as:

  1. Checking in with yourself: Do you feel stressed? Is there tension in your body? Take a slow, deep breath and imagine that tension being released from your body.
  2. Focus on your breath: Paying attention to the pace and depth of your breath will immediately draw you back to the present. Many people who use MBSR practice “4-7-8” breathing exercises.
  3. Experiences “challenges” instead of “chores”: Changing the way we frame situations can turn burdensome activities into educational adventures.

MBSR can be done anytime, anywhere, and it requires no tools other than dedication and practice. Studies have shown that it can enhance the result of a number of health problems.

Meditation can be a like a box of assorted chocolates.  We all have our favourites and not one technique will be a good solution for everyone. That’s why in our Brain and Memory Health Program we go through various techniques to improve brain and memory health.

If you want to find out what are the right actions for your personal memory health situation, I’d encourage you  to consider a Memory Health Check Up

What is a Memory Health Check Up?

It’s an science-based memory check up for people over 50 years of age to reduce their risk for memory loss under the guidance and direction of health professionals trained in the Norris Memory Health Protocols.


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If you’re worried about your memory or want to be proactive about protecting your memory health, call me today to schedule a FREE 10 MINUTE Phone Consultation with a senior therapist to see if we can help. To book please call the office on 1300 783 200 or or simply fill out the form below.

 For more information on MBSR, I’d invite you to explore the work of Jon Kabbat Zinn. A good starting point is the video below.


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