4 Meditations to help manage difficult emotions

During this stressful time, we may be struggling with difficult emotions or body sensations. Here are four different meditations that may help:

1. Here is a short (8 min.) meditation: https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/mpeg/05_Working_with_Difficulties.mp3

2. Mindfulness Daily brings you a free 40-day training with two meditation  teachers, Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. Each daily 10–15 minute lesson includes a short talk and a guided meditation:  https://www.soundstrue.com/products/mindfulness-daily

3. Remember to find time for you today – even if it is just 10-15 minutes. Try this Body Scan meditation:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS2yDmWk0vs

4. This walking meditation will help you connect with yourself and nature. 

Go for a walk and expand your awareness like a floodlight to everything that you see and hear.

Feel your feet on the ground and take time to notice that you are connected with the world around you. Pause, really feel your feet connect to the earth. Take a few moments to sense your head rising up toward the sky, connect with the universe above.

Gently start strolling and take time to notice each foot fall and your muscles that are involved. Take note of everything around you as you walk (if you can stay with this for 5-10 minutes).

At the end, send positive thoughts to yourself and the world and find one thing to be grateful for.

MASKS HELP PROTECT YOU AND ME

If you have an in-person appointment with a health care provider at any of the NFHT offices, please wear your own mask (homemade or otherwise). Please ensure the mask covers both your nose and mouth. These infection control protocols are to protect our patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Need A Doctor?

For those with or without a family doctor, individuals in Northumberland can use the new website northumberlandcare.com to find the best way to reach a family doctor or nurse practitioner during the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here for the press release.Northumberland Care Press Release 2020-03-22

What’s Happening in Our Community

Seniors Moving Forward: The Northumberland YMCA has launched a program designed for seniors to promote healthy living and well-being.  To register for this free program contact Leslie Murray leslie.murray@nrt.ymca.ca or at 905-372-9247. For details click here.

 

Tick Talk – Ticks are now back. The confirmed number of ticks infected with Lyme disease has increased in Northumberland. If you find a tick attached to you, or a pet, remove it immediately. The risk of contracting Lyme disease increases after a tick has been attached  for 24 hours or is engorged. Speak to your healthcare provider if you need help removing a tick or if you subsequently have a bullseye rash or experience flu like symptoms. There is a treatment for Lyme disease. For a map of Lyme disease risk areas and more click here. 

 

Grocery shopping for seniors only and delivery service is available in Northumberland’s stores. Click here for a detailed list of hours.

 

Meals on Wheels – is accepting new clients and still delivering frozen meals. Call Community Care Northumberland 705-653-0932 or commcare.ca.

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