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Caregivers | Last Active: Oct 22, 2019 | Replies (53)

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@colleenyoung

@grannybrenda, you mention that you continue to have a challenging time, even though the medical crisis is now passed. Did I understand that correctly? It's as if, now that you are no longer full tilt in action with caregiving, you're subconscious is registering what you went through. Would that be a fair interpretation? I'm not a professional, but that makes complete sense to me. I can also see where meditation would help bring you back to the here and now, where things are okay.

Mindfulness is often bandied about these days, but I think mindfulness exercises can help to keep us focus on the moment. Dr. Benzo has produced some nice mindful breathing videos that you can see here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/mindfulness-in-health/tab/resource-58/

Which meditation apps have you found helpful?

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Colleen I think you might be on track there. I just find now the most minor of thinks can cause a huge panic. It is getting better again but it totally surprised me. I have tried a few different Apps, Head Space, Breathe and Calm. I ended up choosing to purchase Calm after using the free version. And the reason was because it has bedtime stories for adults which I find very beneficial to help me get to sleep. Or get back to sleep when I’m awake during the night.
Thank you for the link. I will check them out.