Counselling & Psychology

Mindfulness: Exploring Healthy Mind Habits

Helpful website and app recommendations:

Studies have shown that practicing mindfulness, even for just a few weeks, can bring a variety of physical, psychological, and social benefits. Mindfulness is good for our bodies, good for our minds, helps us focus, and enhances relationships. Practicing mindfulness changes our brains increasing positive neural pathways.

Smiling Mind app

Smiling Mind is a non-for-profit web and app-based meditation program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring mindfulness into your life. | Headspace Official Site | Meditation Made Simple‎ app

Sign up with Headspace for free and start your journey toward mindful living. Meditating with Headspace for three weeks may enhance compassionate behaviour toward others. It's an app that teaches you how to meditate.

Stop Breath and Think app

Check in with how you’re feeling and try short activities tuned to your emotions. With its customization tools: it analyses your current mood through a short survey, then leads you through guided meditations based on the results.

10% Happier app

Meditation for fidgety skeptics. A clear, simple approach to meditation with best selling author Dan Harris and some of the most respected teachers and scientists on the planet.

Self Compassion ~ website

Kristin Neff, Ph.D. is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on self-compassion, being the first one to operationally define and measure the construct over a decade ago. In addition to her pioneering research into self-compassion, she has developed an eight-week program to teach self-compassion skills in daily life, co-created with her colleague Dr Chris Germer, called Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

Curable: The app for Chronic Pain

Curable is a guided program that helps you understand why you have pain. Identifies and targets the unique combination of factors that are keeping you stuck in a cycle of pain.

Mindfulness Websites & APPs


Positive Psychology

Resources, Questionnaires, Articles

Richard Davidson - Centre for Health Minds - neuroscience

Rick Hanson - Hardwiring Happiness


Mental Health

Video Links

Headspace Animation

Mindfulness is a SUPER Power

Just Breathe

All material in this blog has been sourced from a workshop facilitated by NZAC national executive member Christine MacFarlane in September 2018. Written by Kathleen Huitema (MNZAC).

Written by Admin on Sunday October 7, 2018

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