Body Scan Mindfulness Exercise: Transform Post-Traumatic Stress into Growth & Resilience

Welcome to the Post-Traumatic Growth and Resilience Project!

This comprehensive program contains 21 Mindfulness Sur-Thrival exercises to help you transform post-traumatic stress and anxiety into growth and resilience.

We can’t truly be free from the anxiety and stress of life until we can learn how to step away from our thoughts and focus on the beauty and stillness of the moment – that’s what mindfulness can do for us.

Exercise #4 – The Body Scan

Objective: Scanning the body for any areas that may be holding onto anxiety.

The body scan is a great meditation to do if you feel stressed or anxious. Scanning the body can help you identify any areas in the body that may be holding onto anxiety or stress or any other unwanted energy.

Start by closing your eyes and standing or sitting with your back straight. Take 2-3 really deep breaths. Continue breathing, and begin to scan the body, from your feet all the up to your head. Notice how your body feels as you gently scan your energy noticing any feelings or sensations.

Notice how the energy feels in each area of the body. If you feel or sense any anxiety or tightness, imagine that area softening and loosening with each deep breath. If you experience any tightness, send a breath of love into your body. Keep tuning into your energy and acknowledging your body for how amazing it is.

Repeat the affirmations: I strive to treat my body with love, respect and compassion.

These exercises can be used within a solitary mindfulness practice or featured in groups and classes. This guide is perfect for: PTSD Groups. Therapists or Counselors. Meditation and Mindfulness Groups. Coaches, Educators, and School-Based Groups. Ministers and Spiritual Counselors. Sobriety and Addiction Groups. Yoga, Reiki, or Tai-Chi Classes. The exercises in this product are designed for anyone going through post-traumatic stress and anxiety. These empowering exercises will help you rise above the anxiety, fear, and pain and start fresh.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has become a worldwide epidemic. While there may not be a “cure” there are ways to better manage it, and mindfulness is one of those ways. Mindfulness grounds you to the earth and to the present moment allowing you to temporarily step away from the pain and the trauma. The more you connect with this inner world of healing, through a practice like mindfulness the more peace and harmony you will experience.

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