Mindfulness and your dog

Mindfulness is “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.”

I’m reading more about mindfulness these days – thanks to people’s hectic lives and long working hours. Modern living seems to have more pressures than ever before.

And then I came across this item, from Dr John Moore – 7 Mindfulness Tips From Your Dog

Seems ultimately sensible:

  1. Live in the here and now
  2. Focus on self care
  3. Forgiveness
  4. Use caution
  5. Make the most of every moment
  6. Self-acceptance
  7. Awareness of others
Izzy greyhound and Ben greyhound after a play date

Izzy and Ben – living in the moment

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand

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