USEFUL TO KNOW MINDFULNESS PRACTICE 1 (BODY SCAN) [MENTAL HEALTH] ARTICLE 1
PPC PRIVATE PSYCHOTHERAPY CLINIC -LONDON IFPPPS LTD
The body scan can be done on your own or with the guidance of a mindfulness teacher , either by listening to an audio recording of a guided practice or by attending a local mindfulness class. It doesn’t matter where you are when you do this practice , as long as you are comfortable , sitting, or lying down, and have enough uninterrupted time and space to give to this practice. The Body Scan can be as short as ten minutes or as long as you wish to make it. Many people find twenty to forty minutes works well for them .
The Body Scan involves moving your attention around your body , focusing your attention on each region in turn in a non-judgemental way, before disengaging and moving into another region.
For example, you could start by focusing your attention on your left big toe, and then…
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