Mindfulness in the time of COVID-19

How do we cope with COVID-19?

Last month I was honoured to present to National Disability Services staff about using mindfulness to help cope with COVID-19. National Disability Services (NDS) is Australia’s peak body for non-government disability service organisations, representing over 1170 non-government service providers. Collectively, NDS members operate several thousand services for Australians with all types of disability.

In my webinar presentation, I talk through some of the unusual aspects of living in a world with COVID-19 and how it may be affecting our inner thoughts. I explore the concept of using a beginner’s mind to notice what your thoughts are doing when you are heightened by fear, and how to let unhelpful thoughts go.

I also walk through three simple and effective mindfulness practices you can use immediately when you are overwhelmed by stress, and some tips on being kind to yourself in these difficult times.

I really enjoyed Meg’s webinar. She has a gentle spirit that delivers some impactful, powerful yet ‘simple’ information. These are really essential learnings that strengthen the very essence of who we are and how we are in the world.  – NDS member

Lastly, I discuss some of the key coping strategies to overcome adversity from my book This Present Moment: CREATIVITY, COURAGE, CARE, CONNECTION, and COMMUNITY and how to incorporate these into our “new normal”.

The session concludes with Danielle from National Disability Services asking me a series of questions around incorporating mindfulness into day to day situations.

You can watch the full presentation here or click on the image below. (Duration: approx 55mins – grab a hot drink and settle in!)