• To understand and practice meditation
  • To identify coping strategies

Instruct the class that they will begin today’s group by talking about mindfulness. Show them a video on mindfulness done by Dan Harris author and ABC News analyst.

https:/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6T02g5hnT4

Ask the class:

-Who can describe what mindfulness is?

-How many people here practice mindfulness?

Complete the 5 minute guided Breathing Meditation using the following link:

http:/ marc.ucla.edu/mpeg/01_Breathing_Meditation.mp3

  1. What was this experience like for you?
  2. Do you feel more relaxed?
  3. Did you find it hard to think about “nothing”?
  4. How did you bring yourself back to the present moment when you noticed your mind wander?
  5. How was your attitude towards yourself when you noticed your mind wander?
  6. Were you aware of your breathing today before you meditated?