Mindfulness in the care home

Massage Therapy

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Therapeutic touch is so beneficial to clients who are bed bound, chair bound or house bound.  Spending time attending to their aches and pains is time well spent.  

For a client living with dementia, a gentle hand on the back can remind the body of the love they experienced in their past.   Actively listening to a lady of 103 years old speak about how her body is failing her might offer her a person centred experience and within this she feels accepted and validated. 

 There is nothing we should not do for our elders.

Guided meditations

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 Participants are invited to join in a guided relaxation exercise.   We begin with a simple check in.  We might do some deep breathing  and then we close our eyes and go on a journey. This encourages embodiment, acceptance and calm.  Regular practise is encouraged.

Sensory activities

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Nothing takes the mind back to a memory like a smell or a tune.  A range of  fruits, herbs, spices, flowers and music are used to remember.  We tell stories about what these aromas meant for us.