Some Information about Mindfulness

The Benefits of Meditation

Meditation is one way you can help yourself, to calm your mind and centre yourself when you are experiencing the pain of loss. By learning to use your breath as a tool, you may find some peace at a time when things feel turbulent, and impossibly challenging.

How Meditation can help Bereaved Families

Meditation can help you to guide yourself towards a state of relaxation at a time of deep grief, following the loss of a child. For bereaved parents and others affected by baby loss, taking some time – even for a brief bit minute or two of meditation - can help you to take charge of your nervous system and your emotions, so that you might reduce stress and anxiety, and ease your emotional pain. 

Mindfulness for Grief and Loss

Emma takes you on a journey with your breath to find physical and emotional rhythm and flow. Emma’s meditation may allow difficult feelings to surface – but as they do so – you may also find a state of calm and some sense of peace in the present moment.

Try to dip into this brief, 10 minute mindfulness practice at a time in your day when meditating can be done easily, somewhere that you’re not likely to be interrupted, with as much peace as you can manage. Make sure you’re comfortable, legs and arms in a comfortable position and that you have any cushions or other supports you might need to make sure you are settled.

Further Information

If you find Emma’s meditation helpful, you may also find Headspace a useful place to go to help you calm your mind. You can start here, with some guidance on sitting with grief, and sign up to access the Headspace meditations offering support to those who are struggling with their grief, following a bereavement.

If you are under medical supervision, check in with your doctor before embarking on any therapy.

Always consult a health professional before starting any exercise and listen to your body.