Sunday, June 16, 2013

Free slow soothing breathing recording

 Free Slow Breathing recording

Slow, soothing breathing is a good foundation for compassion practice, and is an excellent, easy-to-learn and portable relaxation technique.
To guide you through the process, I've made a recording you can download for free at

I'd suggest listening to this  every day, twice a day for a week and then to try the practice slow breathing on your own with your eyes closed
Once you've built up the skill of practising on your own with your eyes closed, I'd recommend trying it with eyes open, and then at times when you are stressed to calm you down.
In the Compassion-Focussed Therapy  model, this type of breathing is one skill that can help get the soothing  system on-line. In other words, slow, soothing, calming breathing can help you get more relaxed and help you to think more clearly, compassionately and calmly.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Free mindfulness resources

These days there is not just a lot of evidence that Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and other forms of mindfulness really helps, there are also some free resources. Here is a selection

 Free mindfulness recordings

Mindfulness worksheets and other free mindfulness resources

Mindfulness in Plain English classic book for free

How mindful are you?

5) Free mindfulness downloads from UCLA

My own recordings  including
Free Slow soothing breathing  download