Specific Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation:
❖ Reduces stress and anxiety
❖ Creates improved emotional balance and harmony (reduces negative feelings) ❖ Lowers blood pressure
❖ Boosts one’s immune system
❖ Changes the brain’s gray matter which is linked to better memory and learning ❖ Improves concentration, as well as critical and creative thinking skills
❖ Assists with pain relief
❖ Enhances quality of sleep
❖ Increases the overall life satisfaction and happiness with one’s self
How do I meditate? There are many ways to meditate, but most importantly keep in mind to practice what feels right for you. The mental exercise of concentrating on one’s breathing or repeating a mantra are common techniques. It is recommended to schedule a time and place where you can be alone and quiet. Begin with 3 – 5 minutes daily and gradually increase the time as your concentration improves. If you are a beginner, listening to guided meditations are especially useful to keep you from getting distracted. There are even free High-Tech meditation resources! Take the meditation challenge and see how you can proactively reduce your stress!
For more information, check out the following recommended websites:
We are proud to offer Care Solace, a complimentary and confidential coordination service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year to help find mental health care or substance use treatment providers for you.
How to access the service:
- Call 888-515-0595. Support is available in any language.
- Visit caresolace.com/breaolinda and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email or phone
The following resources are also available at all times:
Stigma Free OC Movement - Remove Stigma Around Mental Illness and Addiction
Each Mind Matters - CA Mental Health Awareness Movement
Mental Health California - Mental Health Informational Materials & Resources