If you find yourself spending too much time reading about COVID-19 recently, and can’t help feeling stressed out – so much so that you cannot live a normal life like before, you might want to try practicing Mindful S.T.O.P!
This is a widely recognized, simple, and brief mindfulness practice, which may help you quickly alleviate the stress and its negative emotional effects, take back control of your mood, and focus on what you are doing at the present moment.
To get started, find your first language in the list of audio recordings on the right, then click play.
Exercising Mindful S.T.O.P. regularly may effectively enhance your ability to handle pressure and emotional problems, thus enabling you to focus on what you should do in confusing and disturbing surroundings. Beginners are recommended to do the exercise three times a day or whenever they feel like it.
This mindfulness practice audio, used during the novel coronavirus epidemic in module hospitals in Wuhan, China, has effectively reduced the pressure felt by patients as well as medical staff, and was officially recommended by the National Health Commission of China.
Dr. Lani Liu, the secondary developer of this audio product, participated as a core expert in the development and evaluation of the mindfulness audio used in Wuhan during the novel coronavirus epidemic.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused unexpected changes in our life. Faced with this unknown infectious disease, many of us are required to stay at home, cancel our travel plans and scheduled activities, and be temporarily separated from our family and friends.
Compounding this, we are constantly concerned about whether we, or someone we care about, is infected. These uncertainties can bring us emotional disturbances and a build up of stress.
Our mental health must be protected during this vulnerable time, and a study from the established medical journal, The Lancet, proves this importance.
Below are “Psychological Self-Help Method in the Epidemic” techniques prepared by Alberta Mind Biotech. These techniques are based on a retrospective study of The Lancet and other related studies to help people in need to manage stress in these circumstances. They will also help you manage other kinds of stress in the workplace and/or everyday life in the future.