Mindfulness acts as an anchor that pulls you into the present when you start to get caught up in thoughts, emotions or unhelpful behaviours. It helps you observe what you are doing, rather than getting caught up in autopilot. The more you can do this, the more choice you have over how you react to situations. These mindfulness audio tracks have been developed to help you practice and range from 2 to 10 minutes.
When you start to get caught up in unhelpful thoughts and emotions, focusing on your breathing can help you anchor yourself into the present. The exercise below can help guide you to become more aware of your breath and to use it as a refocusing tool.