Posted on: 20 March 2024

We’re celebrating neurodiversity with a mindfulness session that is inclusive and adaptable for all participants, including those who may not be able to visualise traditionally.

Visualisation and mentalisation can be difficult for people with Neurodivergence, this session aims to help Neurodivergent people successfully be mindful.

It is hosted by Fiona Eastmond, Senior Peer Recovery Trainer and Oscar Patton-Lyons, Advanced Lived Experience Practitioner.

The session contains a number of exercises to take part in at your desk, or home. The exercises on the video include:

  • Virtual paired muscle relaxation session. This exercise will guide you through tension and relaxation across all muscle groups, including your face and tongue, to promote deep relaxation and mindfulness.
  • 3-5-7 breathing exercise. A breathing technique where participants inhale for 3 seconds, hold for 5 seconds, and exhale for 7 seconds if you can, and whatever you’re comfortable with.
  • Mindful spaceman observation. This exercise encourages participants to pick an object within their reach and explore it as if they were a miniature spaceman encountering it for the first time.

View the session below: