In my own quest for self-care, I find that mindfulness meditation is deeply helpful for de-stressing, clearing the mind, and inducing a relaxation response. This tool is one of the many self-care rituals I recommend to my clients. I wanted to share some free online resources with you. This link is a series of free guided meditations from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center , which includes several recorded audios of body scan, mindfulness meditation, relaxation meditation for sleep, and also in Spanish. I really like this 6 hour Tibetan Deep Meditation Music for relaxation on YouTube as well....it's nice to see so many accessible and free resources to help folks reduce stress and find calm in the busy of the day.
Andrea Schneider, MSW, LCSW