Practising Mindfulness

This page is full of lots of FREE resources to help you begin or maintain your use of mindfulness as a way to help you reduce stress, build resilience and maintain positive wellbeing. 

Palouise Mindfulness is an online MBSR training course and is 100% free, created by a fully certified MBSR instructor, and is based on the program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.

Henry Miller

Mindfulness Mondays

On the last Monday of each month, the Varapunya Meditation Centre is inviting you to a scheduled FREE Zoom Mindfulness Monday session.
Topic: Mindfulness Monday
Time: 12.30 pm
Click Below to Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 927 984 1046 Passcode: VMC92

Mindfulness of breath

The following mindfulness exercises focus on bringing awareness to the process of breathing. As something that we are doing all of the time, watching our breath allows us to come into the present moment and practice being aware.  
There are lots of other practices available from the FREE Mindfulness Project which you can access by clicking on the link.
 Title Size (MB) Length Guidance 
 Three minute breathing    1.0   3:35Peter Morgan, Free MindfulnessDownload
 Five minute breathing 3.7   5:31Mindful Awareness Research Centre, UCLA  Download
 Five minute breathing 4.3   4:39Life HappensDownload
 Six minute breath awareness 1.7    6:32Melbourne Mindfulness Centre & Still MindDownload

 Ten minute breathing

 2.6  9:56Peter Morgan, Free Mindfulness Download
 Ten minute mindfulness of breathing 9.2 10:01Padraig O’MorainDownload

Other support available

Employee Assistance Service

Aberdeen City Council provides you with a free, confidential, 24-hour counselling service ‘Time for Talking’ 365 days a year.  This service provides:

  • A helpline for general advice and guidance;

  • Psychological guidance and emotional support when things are getting you down; and

  • Individual counselling, either face to face or over the phone.

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can also be offered to employees if required

This service is available to all employees and members of their immediate family, living at the home address and over 16 years of age.

City Chaplain Service

Contact Ron Flett on 07508 654423 or

Mental Health First Aid Network

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