THE CHRONIC ELPHANT DOES A ( REALLY HELPFUL) MINDNESS COURSE

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Hi folks
In Jan 2019 I started this online mindfulness course - with fairly low expectations. I didn't know whether I could complete it, or whether I would want to. This is the course:
Breathworks Online Self-paced Course

I should stress that this course is not any kind of cure or treatment- it's aim is to help you live better with whatever situations you have to live with. There is no religious angle or dogma.

I had pretty much given up on meditation, I can't get into a sitting pose ( sitting is very painful), and I didn't think I could cope with long meditations. In fact the course is designed by someone who is a long term chronic pain sufferer, and you are encouraged to do the guided 10 minute meditations in which ever posture you can ( under the duvet in my case). You are also 'allowed' to move or adjust position when you need to.

Doing the course gave me really helpful tools to help me cope with chronic illnesses, and I found the self-paced study, ( unlike a lot of other stuff I've tried), easily fitted into my existing life and limitations. It was also pretty cheap!!!

Here are my Blogs written as I went through the three months of getting through course, and as you will see, it wasn't all plain sailing!
PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 PART 4 PART 5 PART 6


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I hope some of you will be interested.
 
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I can't get into a sitting pose ( sitting is very painful), and I didn't think I could cope with long meditations.
I think most meditation rules can be modified to deal with individual circumstances. An issue for some is: falling asleep...defeating the purpose...but here: the Wired But Tired would preclude that happening.

thanks for posting, will check that out.