This mindfulness group will help develop the skill of emotional management.
Good morning everyone and welcome back to group! Today's focus will be on self-management. We will discuss mindfulness.
Mindfulness? What do we need that for?
I don't really feel like we need that. I think I know myself pretty well...
Practicing mindfulness can help you become more in tune with your emotions and how your emotions and environment affect you.
How about we start with looking at the pros & cons of mindfulness to see if this is something that would be beneficial for you all or not! Practicing mindfulness is easier and more useful than you may think.
Ok. We are willing to listen.
I'd love to learn something new!
The OT facilitator describe each point: "In mindfulness awareness is noticing your thoughts, feelings and physical sensations in the present moment. Acceptance of these thoughts, feelings, and sensations in a nonjudgmental manner can allow you to better regulate your feelings and decide whether or not to adapt to change your thoughts and feeling."
Benefits of Mindfulness - Awareness - Acceptance
Mindfulness has two pieces; awareness and acceptance.
Practicing mindfulness and incorporating self management skills into your daily habits will help manage the impact on your daily life from chronic conditions you may be experiencing.
So this could help me explain my needs? Maybe even help me put me in more control of my health care.
- Mindfulness can help develop self-management skills - Self-Management skills: self-monitoring, problem solving, decision making, utilizing resources, building partnerships
Mindfulness and Self-Management
Hmm maybe this will help me get my needs better met if I am able to be more in tune with my thoughts and feelings.
Sounds great and all but... I don't know where to find these "resources". I'm 95! Can't someone else just take care of all that.
Yes! With self-management you can take control of your health care services. It important to find resources to utilize and gain confidence to manage your health conditions.