This mindfulness practice allows us to pause in the middle of a busy day. It is best to practice this at least 2-3 times on days that are too hectic for us to practice longer forms of mindfulness meditation. S.T.O.P makes us aware of what’s going on around us and inside of us by grounding …

Belly Breathing

Sometimes called ‘diaphragmatic breathing, this is a technique that helps us slow down our breathing when we feel stressed or anxious. During such times, our breathing changes and we tend to take short, quick, shallow breaths, or even hyperventilate and “over-breathe”. Silver Oak Health · BELLY BREATHING


This mindfulness practice helps us deal with difficult emotions. It does this by identifying where such emotions are felt most strongly in the body, softening the body towards the emotions, soothing the self for struggling this way, and finally allowing the discomfort to be there. Silver Oak Health · SOFTEN, SOOTHE, AND ALLOW