Well-being Library – eBooks on Health & Well-being
Saskatoon Healthy Workplace Initiative has a number of online eBooks on Mindfulness, Self-Care and Stress Management available for all SHA employees to borrow through the Patient and Staff Medical Library. Access these eBooks from a SHA computer, or use your Library barcode to access them from home.
Check out these free resources today to further your understanding and practice of mindfulness and to expand your understanding of and tools for self-care and managing stress.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally (Jon Kabat-Zinn). It means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment.
Use these exercises to begin incorporating mindfulness into your daily life. Each exercise is quick and can be done at work. Try spacing them throughout the day.
Videos and Infographics from MindWell-U
Five Tips for Starting a Mindful Practice
Reversing the Stress Response
You don’t have to close your eyes or go into a quiet room – you can start small and learn to practice mindfulness in action – at work, driving, enjoying a meal or having a conversation.
From Obscure to Obvious: Can you imagine your daily routine without these activities? At one point, these concepts were considered strange and unnecessary, but now they’re part of our everyday lives.
How to Handle Emotions at Work: Many of us equate professionalism and leadership with emotional suppression, but it is actually the number one barrier between us and our purpose. Instead of suppressing emotions, we need to be mindful of them to regulate them.