Proper breathing is an integral component of mindful meditation. The practice of meditation provides “down time” to rest physically and mentally and focuses on total well-being. Balance is key to helping us feel more composed and resilient in response to daily life-work challenges. We can’t control difficult encounters, but we can control how we respond to them. Mindfulness (the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something) provides the foundation we need to weather the stressors and flourish.
Take the 21-day mindfulness and meditation challenge, which was designed for Freeman employees!
Click the links below to view short mindful meditation practices.
Click here to learn how to take a 1 minute breather anytime anywhere to reduce stress and help you return to the present moment.
Feeling overwhelmed? You can seek help from your personal physician, a mental health professional, your religious leader, or Ozark Center Crisis Hotline 800-247-0661.
Click here for a list of area behavioral health resources.
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About the author
Kris Drake RN, CHPD, is the Wellness Coordinator at Freeman Health System. As coordinator of Freeman’s employee health program, Kris Drake works tirelessly to improve the work-life balance of more than 4,500 health system employees. Since October 2002, Drake has developed an array of programs to empower Freeman employees to reach their personal goals.