IMAR: Mindful Walking
Search the internet for instructions or techniques for mindful walking or walking meditation. Try one or two 5-10 minute mindful walking sessions, following the instructions you discovered from your internet search.
Here are two suggested articles with instructions:
Mindful Walking Practice: How to Get Started (Links to an external site.)
Walk This Way (Links to an external site.)
Create a detailed journal entry to reflect on the following key areas:
Describe your experience with mindful walking.
How did this activity differ from The Raisin Exercise or The Three-Minute Breathing Space in terms of your focus and emotional regulation?
Is this something you could imagine using again? Explain why or why not.
What benefits might exist by incorporating an exercise such as mindful walking at an organizational level?
Gabel, S. (2012). Demoralization in mental health organizations: Leadership and social support help. Psychiatric Quarterly, 83(4), 489-96. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11126-012-9217-3
Raney, A. F. (2014). Agility in adversity: Integrating mindfulness and principles of adaptive leadership in the administration of a community mental health center. Clinical Social Work Journal, 42(3), 312-320. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10615-014-0487-0