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Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation


These mindfulness meditations are designed to help strengthen your ability to notice what’s going on in your life and choose where you focus your attention. Practicing mindfulness involves paying attention to how things actually are, rather than how we want them to be. Instead of trying to make discomfort go away, we work on increasing our capacity to bear it. When practiced regularly, mindfulness meditation can have a significant effect on reducing depression, anxiety, tension and other negative emotions.  For more information or support in using these recordings, call Oncology Support Services at 544-3755.

The following recordings are part of the 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) class.  They are available for anyone to use.  The brief introductions give an overview of the meditation, the meditation practices are between 18-25 minutes in length.  Please feel free to share with others, but do not make recordings of these meditations without permission of LGH.
 

MP3 Download Instructions for PC Users

  • Right-click on the "sound file" link and a menu will appear.
  • In Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, select "Save Target as..." from the menu.  In Firefox, select "Save Link As..." from the menu.
  • In the dialog box that pops up, choose where you would like to download and save the sound file on your computer.
  • You can then open up the sound file in the media player of your choice, or copy that file to a portable listening device.  These sound files are in MP3 format.

MP3 Download Instructions for Mac Users

  • Hold down the CTRL key and click on the "sound file" link, and the menu will appear.
  • In Safari, select "Download linked file as..." from the menu.  In Google Chrome, select "Save Target As.." from the menu.
  • In the dialog box that pops up, choose where you would like to download and save the sound file on your computer.
  • Open the sound file where you saved it, and it should appear in iTunes.  If NOT, open iTunes and under the File tab, choose "import file into library".  A window will open.  Find where you saved the mp3 icon, and click on it.  This wil import the recording into your iTunes.
  • You can import all the mp2s and then burn them down to a CD in iTunes by creating a playlist. under the File tab, select "New Playlist") and placing all the mp3's into it.  Then hold CTRL key and click on your new playlist and select "Burn Playlist to Disc".


 
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