Mini-Meditation from Headspace

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Aim

To practice meditation as a tool for self-care

Time Required for Activity: 5 mins

Objective(s):

Interpreters will:

  1. Practice a 1 minute medication
  2. Compare their pulse rates before and after the meditation

Step One: Take Your Pulse

Be sure to be sitting down with both feet planted on the ground.

Take your pulse rate to establish a baseline.

An easy way is to count the number of beats in 15 seconds and then multiply by 4.

Do this Minute Meditation

Mini- Medication

Hi and welcome to Head Space.
So no matter what’s going on in your life right now, no matter how many thoughts are racing around your mind, no matter how the body’s feeling, just take a moment to sit down and take a big deep breath.
Breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth as you breathe in – a sense of taking in fresh air.
The lungs expanding as you breathe out – a sense of letting go of any stress in the body, in the mind, just feeling the muscles soften. Close your eyes if you’d like to.
One more – breathing deeply in through the nose and out through the mouth and just take a moment to pause. Allow the thoughts to come and go.
And then just gently opening the eyes again.

Step Three: Take Your Pulse Again

Be sure to be sitting down with both feet planted on the ground.

Take your pulse rate and compare it to what your pulse was before the medication.

(An easy way is to count the number of beats in 15 seconds and then multiply by 4.)

If your heart rate did not go down, that does not mean the medication wasn’t helpful.  Pay attention to other things like how focused your mind and emotions are.

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