Mindfulness Guide

Mindfulness is a helpful tool for so many mental health challenges.  There are often simple techniques and practices that participants can use in their everyday lives to help regulate, relieve stress, and even take control of their lives.  This guide has been developed to help participants and providers alike to learn or practice meditation and mindfulness skills. Developed by our NYAPRS partner Ruth Colón-Wagner, it  can be used as is or it can be used as an interactive guide, by listening to the recorded meditation exercises.  
Mindfulness techniques have been practiced for thousands of years for its physical and mental health benefits.  In modern times, research has proven these benefits.  This Mindfulness Guide provides people with simple techniques and practices to use in their everyday lives to help regulate, relieve stress, and even take control of their lives.  This guide has been developed specifically for Young Adults to learn or practice meditation and mindfulness skills but can be used by people of all ages. The Guide is interactive and includes 23 meditation exercises, each narrated, to support the person’s practice.  

Mindfulness Guide (Part 1: Pages 1-71)
Mindfulness Guide (Part 2: Pages 72-End)

The links below correspond to the meditations in the guide. The first 5 can be found in Part 1, and the remaining are in Part 2. 

Meditation #1 - Breathing Deeply

Meditation #2 - I Love Myself

Meditation #3 - Joyful Shared Experience

Meditation #4 - Mood Check Survey

Meditation #5 - Journaling

Meditation #6 - Our Beach

​Meditation #7 - Senses Aware

​Meditation #8 - Finding the Now

​Meditation #9 - Patience

​Meditation #10 - Finding Your Confidence

​Meditation #11 - You're Ready for Today

​Meditation #12 - Your World

​Meditation #13 - Feel the Power

​Meditation #14 - Healing Power

​Meditation #15 - Beginning, Middle & End

​Meditation #16 - Your Smile

Meditation #17 - Yummmmy Chocolate

Meditation #18 - Be Thankful

Meditation #19 - Stop and Listen

Meditation #20 - Courage to be Mindful

Meditation #21 - Stop, Look & Listen

Meditation #22 - Being Kind 

Meditation #23 - Milky Way