Mindfulness & Meditation

5 minute breathing exercise

Meredith Amann from the UC Health Integrative Medicine team demonstrates a 5 minute Breathing exercise.

5 minute meditation

A short meditation session to help relieve stress.

This account has multiple sessions of varying lengths, find them all here.


Headspace is a mindfulness application that has proven benefits to wellbeing, reducing burnout and perceived stress, improving resilience.

NHS Staff can currently get a Headspace account for free using their NHS email address find out more here.

Solent Mindfulness exercises for everyday life

These are mindfulness, acceptance and compassion excercises recorded by Solent NHS Trust. These are designed primarily for adults to use. Produced by Dr. Thomas Richardson.

Click here for the full Solent Mindfulness Playlist

Breathe to heal – the importance of breathing excercises

With anxiety, stress, and sleep dysfunction skyrocketing around the globe, it’s time we look at the unspoken reasons why. These debilitating challenges can be meaningfully impacted with ten to twenty minutes of breathing exercises per day. Max Strom,who has taught breath-work for 20 years, reveals his insights into the healing power of the breath.

Max Strom teaches personal transformation, mindfulness, and yoga worldwide and is known for inspiring and impacting the lives of his students. His Inner Axis method addresses the internal aspects of our life and our potential for physical and emotional healing. He is the author of “A Life Worth Breathing,” and, “There is No App for Happiness.”

Square/Box breathing

Breathing exercises are a core component of practices like meditation, martial arts, and yoga, but they can also be scattered into a busy schedule. Lynne Everatt is the co-author of The 5-Minute Recharge, a book that is specifically designed to help people attain emotional wellness in the workplace. Everatt endorses a technique called “box breathing” — a Navy SEAL tactic that is helpful in triggering relaxation intense situations.

Sleep Talk Down Guided Meditation

Fall Asleep Faster with Sleep Music & Spoken Word

How mindfulness changes the emotional life of our brains

“Why is it that some people are more vulnerable to life’s slings and arrows and others more resilient?” In this eye-opening talk, Richard Davidson discusses how mindfulness can improve well-being and outlines strategies to boost four components of a healthy mind: awareness, connection, insight, and purpose.

Why It Is So Hard to Live in the Present

The period of time we find hardest to inhabit is the present; for a range of powerful reasons we should take on board.

Daily Calm | 10 Minute Mindfulness Meditation

Tamara Levitt guides this 10 minute Daily Calm mindfulness meditation to powerfully restore and re-connect with the present.

10-Minute Meditation to Reframe Stress

Stress takes on many forms, especially when a day has felt particularly challenging. Nothing can change the circumstances, but this exercise teaches you how to notice what you’re holding onto and how to drop the preoccupying storyline, allowing you to reframe stressful situations.

Reset: Decompress Your Body and Mind

Hit reset with this free meditation from Headspace, guided by Andy Puddicombe. With schools closed, many of us working from home, and social distancing becoming part of our lives, it can feel like work, family time, and relaxing all blur together. This meditation encourages us to pause and reset between tasks, helping you feel more present and better able to enjoy whatever comes next.

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