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Guided Mindfulness Recordings

Mindfulness Practices led by Crisis Centre Volunteers

Breath Awareness (2:45 min)
Body Scan (3:33 min)
Exploring Peace (3:39 min)
Mindfulness of Body and Breath (6:09 min)

Mindfulness Practices led by Other Organizations
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
Simon Fraser University – Health and Counselling Services Audio Recordings
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Centre
The STOP practice

Mindfulness Apps
Tools for Peace Meditation App
HEADSPACE Meditation App
MindApps – Apps That Move Your Mind
Mindfulness Meditation – MentalWorkout
Take a Chill – Stressed Teens
MindShift – Anxiety App

Other Mindfulness Resources

Common Questions About Mindfulness
Videos on Mindfulness
Articles on Mindfulness

Looking for classes or instruction? Check out the crisis Center Resource List. Find classes on mindfulness in the Lower Mainland of BC.

Download a written breathing exercise or body scan. Read it to yourself or someone in your life. Lead your own mindfulness practices when you choose.

Coping Using Mindfulness

Life can be challenging. Taking time to be mindful – to stop and notice what’s going on within you and around you – can help with recognizing and reducing stress, anxiety and other intense experiences. Learning simple techniques can grow your awareness of what’s going on and what you can to do to create more ease in your life.

Click through the links below to learn more about mindfulness, how it might help, and to try out simple practices.

A Simple Mindfulness Practice

Close your eyes and identify five sounds you hear in this moment
“Just watch this moment, without trying to change it at all. What is happening? What do you feel? What do you see? What do you hear?”
― Jon Kabat-Zinn

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Mindfulness Explained

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