3 Strategies For Staying In The Moment
The outdoors is a perfect setting for practicing mindfulness. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush offers tips for finding mindful moments in nature.
Research on “green exercise”—activities outdoors in nature—found that being in green environments improved both mood and self-esteem. The effect was even greater near water. In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush, LCPC, a licensed professional therapist and founder of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., talks about the research and how nature provides the perfect backdrop for practicing mindfulness. She’ll also lead you through three mindfulness exercises that you can try the next time you step outdoors.
Listen and learn:
What mindfulness is and why it’s easier to practice it when we’re outside in nature
How nature makes us feel better
Tips for practicing “mindful walking”
How to feel your feet on the ground—and what questions to ask to get more grounded
How to use the breath to release tension and stress
How to practice mindful listening to expand your awareness
Why practicing mindfulness is so beneficial
Where to learn more about mindfulness
How to connect with a mindfulness community
> Progression Counseling blog: How to Use Your Environment to Calm Your Anxiety
> Progression Counseling blog: Manage Anxiety With Mindfulness & Meditation
> Progression Counseling blog: Mindfulness in Less Than 10 Minutes a Day
> Woman Worriers podcast: Elizabeth Cush on Present Moment Awareness
> Woman Worriers podcast: Elizabeth Cush on Mindfulness
> Woman Worriers podcast: Laurie J. Cameron on Mindfulness
> Emotions In Harmony podcast
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