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Take a Few Moments for Mindfulness

Download free mindfulness recordings by Richard Sears. This is a great resource! Dr. Sears shares several guided practices and mindfulness exercises (FREE and available for DOWNLOAD)! There’s something for everyone here.

Being with Difficulty

Being With Difficulty is a mindfulness exercise from psychologytools.com, which gently brings present-moment awareness to help manage thoughts and feelings that are challenging or distressing.

Body Scan

The Body Scan is a mindfulness exercise encouraging present-moment awareness, with the body’s sensations being used as an anchor for mindful attention. From psychologytools.com.

Self-Compassion Guided Practices and Exercises by Dr. Kristin Neff

This is a great resource! Dr. Neff shares several guided practices and mindfulness exercises (FREE and available for DOWNLOAD)! There’s something for everyone here.

International Directory of CBT-I Providers

Follow the link below for a searchable (worldwide) directory of practitioners offering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia.

Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada

Follow the link below to CADDAC, a national charity providing leadership in awareness, education, and advocacy for ADHD across Canada. CADDAC is committed to increasing the understanding of ADHD.

The STOPP Technique
The TIPP Technique for intense fear or anger
Opposite Actions Technique to reduce the intensity of negative emotions
The Practice of Rain with Tara Brach

“The acronym RAIN – Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture – guides us in bringing mindfulness and compassion to difficult emotions. With practice, we can find our way home to an open-hearted presence in the midst of whatever arises.” Tara Brach

30-minute Body Scan by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn is a Professor of Medicine Emeritus and creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He teaches mindfulness, which he says can help people cope with stress, anxiety, pain, and illness.

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Exercise

Progressive muscle relaxation is a technique that will help you identify where tension is being held in your body, allowing you to release it. This Progressive Muscle Relaxation Exercise video will walk you through each stage of this exercise.

Deficient Emotional Self-regulation

Deficient emotional self-regulation is a core aspect of ADHD that has a substantial impact. Russel Barkley discusses the new research confirming emotional dysregulation’s influential role in ADHD.

Deep Breathing Exercise

Deep breathing is a simple exercise that can be used to manage stress and anxiety. Try to establish a schedule to practice deep breathing. Without practice, most relaxation skills will be of little help in a truly anxiety-producing situation.

Behavioural Activation

Behavioural activation is a therapeutic technique used in CBT and other behavioural interventions. It is very effective in treating depression. This video provides an overview describing what behavioural activation is, why it works, and how to use it.