Before Lee Steel took mindfulness training, she sometimes felt like a cup filled to the brim.
If one more thing happened — one extra drop — the Toronto mother of an adult son with autism said she felt she would spill over.
She said she didn’t feel patient. She couldn’t be attentive. And she believed she kept overreacting.
But after participating in a mindfulness study by Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Steel told Metro Morning that she feels better able to manage her stress.
« We have to take care of ourselves, » she said Tuesday. « We have to put the attention back on ourselves. »
According to the CAMH study, published on Tuesday in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, mindfulness can make a big difference to caregivers of adult children with developmental disabilities and mental health needs.
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