These are stressful days for everyone, but they have been especially challenging for healthcare professionals who have been showing up for their communities for more than twenty five months now through a pandemic.
With that in mind, our team at Mindful compiled these accessible and actionable mindfulness practices to help you not only find a bit of calm, but also foster a way of being that becomes the foundation for authentic self-care. Please use these mindfulness practices freely, and often.
With deep gratitude,
The Mindful Team
Use these two guided yoga practices from Jessie Mahoney to connect with your body.
1) Yoga for Nourishing and Healing Your Body
2) Yoga for Exploring Buoyancy:
Guided Meditations for Healthcare Workers
A collection of guided meditations from healthcare professionals and mindfulness teachers. Please feel free to download these meditations.
A 10-Minute Meditation to Arrive, Breath, and Connect with Lili Powell
A 10-Minute Meditation for Deep Relaxation with Jenée Johnson
A 3-Minute Meditation to Connect with Loving-Kindness with Jenée Johnson
A 20-Minute Meditation to Ease Into Sleep with Mark Bertin
A 20-Minute Loving-Kindness Meditation to Expand Your Perspective with Mark Bertin
A 10-Minute Meditation to Ground Yourself with Cynda Rushton
An 8-Minute Meditation to Cultivate Presence and Healing with Frank Ostaseski
More Well-Being Resources
More reading and guidance from healthcare professionals and mindfulness teachers.
Try These Two Mindfulness Practices for Stress:
8 Ways Healthcare Workers Can Reduce Stress
Dr. Reena Kotecha and Dr. Chris Willard offer a collection of quick tips to help other healthcare professionals rediscover moments of calm and self-care, even during a grueling work day. Read More
Three Signs of Burnout in Healthcare—and the Role of Mindfulness in Healing the System
Cardiologist Jonathan Fisher unpacks the need to be aware of what the epidemic of burnout looks like, and how mindfulness can serve healthcare providers. Read More
Try These Two Mindfulness Practices for Compassion:
P.A.C.E. Yourself: A Practice Honoring Healthcare Workers
We are all safer because of the work of healthcare providers. With deep gratitude, Dr. Reena Kotecha invites those working on the frontlines to take a moment to prioritize self-care. Read More
A Compassion Practice for Healthcare Workers
In this guided loving-kindness meditation, Dr. Mark Bertin offers an opportunity to bring awareness to patterns of thinking, settle the mind, and dedicate a few minutes to self-care. Read More
Try These Daily Mindfulness Practices for Healthcare Workers:
Three Daily Mindfulness Practices for Healthcare Workers
Dr. Mark Bertin offers tools that healthcare providers can turn to when they’re caught up in stress, feeling overwhelmed, or simply facing the challenges of the day. Read More
How Mindfulness Can Bring Healing to Health Care
The crisis of stress and burnout among healthcare workers asks for more than just individual training. Dr. Jonathan Fisher unpacks why we need mindfulness at all levels of the system to create real change. Read More
Responding to the Mental Health Crisis in Healthcare
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and in support of frontline healthcare workers, we’re highlighting the struggle that so many are facing. Read More