If you haven't heard of mindfulness already then you should find out more!
"Mindfulness can be described as paying attention in this moment with a non-judgmental awareness. Simply observing what we are experiencing, right now, and bringing a warm curiosity to whatever arises. In formal mindfulness practices our intention is often to centre our awareness on one particular experience, such as the sensations involved in breathing or the sounds that we can hear, or to widen our awareness to incorporate a range of experiences simultaneously, or to watch where our attention goes without getting caught up in particular experiences. Mindfulness is also something that we can bring to any aspect of our day to day life, cultivating the same qualities of curiosity, awareness and warmth"
Free mindfulness downloads -
I've tried some of these and they're pretty good - I have them on my mp3 player for if I need them!
All of the guided meditation exercises below are protected by a creative commons licence, meaning they are free to download and distribute non-commercially.
Free Mindfulness resources website
Also there's an online course in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction which I'm going to have a go at - I'll try to come back to the post and let you know how I get on.
MBSR online course
And while we're at it, I've found this 11 HOURS (!!) of Tibetan Healing Bowls really stress-relieving for listening to in the background - here