Mindfulness meditation is a technique that can provide support during times of elevated stress. A daily practice can reduce tension and pain and provide moments of peace. Mindfulness meditation is not a substitute for medical treatment. It is a process to support overall wellness for individuals living with and without chronic conditions.
DMRF Vice President of Support and clinical psychologist Karen Ross, PhD offers two mindfulness meditation programs created especially for the dystonia community. They were originally published as part of the audio program, “Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Reduction.” The programs linked below may be used separately or together. You may choose to participate alone, with other members of your household, or even remotely with friends or family. The option is available to download the programs to your device.
Description of Sitting and Body Scan Meditations. (3 min)
Program 1: Sitting Meditation
Guided meditation for stress reduction. (20 min)
Program 2: Body Scan
Guided meditation to relax the entire body. May be helpful for use at bedtime to promote sleep. (20 min)
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