Episode 5

Caregivers & Overthinking! Thoughts are not Facts

Watching our thoughts is such an important part of mindfulness practice. We know that we can never truly turn the tap off – thoughts will leak like a tap dripping, but it’s how we respond to them that makes all the difference! In this episode Sue and Lee talk about how we can be jerked around by our thoughts as caregivers. We can beat ourselves up about caregiving mistakes we’ve made in the past, or stress about what the future holds for our family member with a disability. This episode Sue and Lee talk about finding ways to rest in the present moment and train the mind to be truly here and now, accepting ourselves and the situation we are in with grace and self-compassion. The episode ends off with some techniques to observe thoughts objectively with nature imagery.

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