The following mindful technique has been narrated and digitally developed by Dr. Giovannoni for Society's Safe-KeepersTM to help them reduce their stress, practice loving-kindness, compassion and equanimity with self and others. It is adapted from Dr. Richard Miller's iRest yoga, and Dr. Jean Watson's centering technique. Background music by Dr. Susan Mazer and Dallas Smith. For more information on these colleagues go to: Dr. Miller's website - www.irest.us; Dr. Watson's website - watsoncaringscience.org; or Dr. Mazer's website - www.healinghealth.com
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