You can practise mindfulness when doing just about anything, during activities you do every day.
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 for instance, you’ll have heard some of our staff talk about practising mindfulness when praying, walking, taking a shower (see below).
Saquib Ahmed, Senior CBT and EMDR Psychotherapist at the Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service says it’s easier if you’re passionate about something.
“You don’t have to be passionate about meditating, you can do something mindfully. I cook mindfully and I eat mindfully,” he says.
Watch Saquib talk about how he practises mindfulness in the video below.
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.