Lucy Wood, Business Support and Community Liaison Manager for the Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service had tried to do mindfulness many times but just couldn’t get it right.
Eventually, she found it was simpler than expected, and now she practises mindfulness anywhere and anytime she needs it.
In the last video of our Mindfulness and Me series, Lucy talks about how she got mindfulness to work for her.
“I might feel quite overwhelmed emotionally because of my traumas, anxiety and depression…sometimes it’s removing myself and going outside and being near nature. It’s focusing on that and breathing at the same time.
“I’ve done it on trains as well when I felt trapped, just close my eyes and do the breathing. It really works,” she said.
Watch Lucy’s video below.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the act of paying attention to the present moment including our own thoughts, feelings and the world around us, without judgement. It can help to ease difficult feelings.
If you looked at our previous videos in our Mindfulness and Me series, you’ll have heard some of our staff talk about practising mindfulness when doing everyday activities like praying, walking, and taking a shower.
You can find more information on mindfulness and how to practice it here.
How to get support
If you’ve been affected by Grenfell and need to speak to someone about how you’re feeling, you can call 020 8962 4393, 9am to 8pm, and 10pm to 7am Speak to your NHS therapist (if you’re seeing or have seen someone) Email us – email@example.com
Other available support
Samaritans: Call 116 123 (free 24/7 confidential support)
SHOUT: If you don’t feel like calling or emailing you can text SHOUT to 85258
Every Mind Matters: You can use this NHS approved tool to create a tailored plan to look after your mental health.