Learn how to meditate with this free meditation course from WeMeditate, every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. 

These sessions are run in the evenings after work and are chair-based so they are suitable for people of all ages, capabilities and backgrounds. By learning the techniques to enter a state of thoughtless awareness (not mindfulness) you will have acquired the basics of meditation which can help reduce stress.

What does relaxing look like?

Relaxing will look different for everyone. Here are some different types of relaxation you could experiment with, to find what suits you best:

  • Deep breathing and mindfulness
  • Massage
  • Meditation
  • Tai chi
  • Yoga
  • Biofeedback/body scan
  • Music and art therapy
  • Aromatherapy

Watch the videos below to try some relaxation techniques. 

10 minute basic mindfulness

Keeping Well NWL's Mindfulness Practitioner Peter Helmer provides a 10 minute introduction to mindfulness in this video. Peter holds weekly virtual mindfulness sessions, more information can be found on the Keeping Well NWL website.

Self-massage to reduce anxiety

This 11 minute video shows you how to use mindfulness and self-massage to reduce feelings of anxiety. 

Updated on: 13/04/2022