Last night I arrived home from a long shift on Birth Centre feeling absolutely exhausted! I felt like throwing myself on the floor of the living room and I was NOT very motivated to meditate!
Luckily my housemate Holly was in good spirits and managed to convince me to do a Midnight meditation in our back yard:
"It will be like - look! I live in a hackney high-rise but I can still find inner peace!" How could I argue with that?!
Hol constructed a little Oasis and we listened to a Peter Renner mindfulness MP3 "riding the wave breathing."
It was actually a really peaceful and calm night and it was just what I need after a long, busy shift so I'm really grateful to Holly for her inspiration.
Holly finished medical school 5 years ago and is now in her final year of training as a GP. She recently did an 8-week mindfulness course especially designed for medics, with Dr Katie Amiel, who is a GP in Hackney.
I would very much recommend mindfulness techniques to any health professionals as a source of self-care, and to calm and focus the mind in the midst of busy, stressful shifts.
Simply google mindfulness courses for Doctors and you will find plenty! Enjoy!