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Mindfulness Overview

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy

MBCT combines the practice and clinical application of mindfulness meditation with the tools of cognitive therapy to break the cycle of recurrent depression.

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Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction

MBSR is a program that helps you learn to calm you mind and body to help you cope with illness, pain, and stress. It teaches you to focus on things happening in the present moment.

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What is Meditation?

Meditation is the practice of focusing your attention to help you feel calm and give you a clear awareness about your life.

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Stress Management: Doing Meditation

The goal of mindful meditation is to focus your attention on the things that are happening right now in the present moment, noting what you experience without trying to change it.

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Benefits of Mindfulness

Mindfulness meditation has the ability to support routine medical practices. It may be able to improve brain function, reduce symptoms of depression, boost the immune system, and so much more.

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10 Ways to Be More Mindful at Work

Mindfulness may seem like a great idea, but how do you become more mindful in the context of a busy work day?

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Guided Meditations

Mini Relaxation Break
(7:57 minutes)

Basic Guided Mindfulness
(12:31 minutes)

Mindful Breathing
(13:01 minutes)

Awareness of Breath
(15:20 minutes)

Meditation Body Scan
(16:04 minutes)

Seated Meditation
(41:03 minutes)

Complementary Medicine

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through the skin at strategic points on the body. It is most commonly used for pain management, overall wellness, and stress management.

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6 Things to Know About Massage Therapy for Health Purposes

In general, massage therapists work on muscle and other soft tissue to help you feel better. Much of the evidence points toward beneficial effects on pain and other symptoms associated with a number of different conditions.

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To be eligible for Cigna medial plan coverage for massage therapy and other complementary medicine practices, massage therapy must be prescribed and provided by a Cigna-approved provider.

Anxiety and Complementary Health Approaches: What the Science Says

Acupuncture, mindfulness meditation, massage therapy, and natural products can all aid in decreasing anxiety and stress.

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Find Acupuncture Treatment Providers

Looking to find an acupuncture treatment provider within the Cigna health provider network? Click the button below and use your myCigna login credentials to find a provider near you.

Enter “Acupuncture Provider” in the search box to filter your results.

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Cigna Mindfulness for Vets Program

Cigna launched its Mindfulness for Vets program, specifically designed for all veterans, whether they are customers or not, to provide training in mindful stress management, acceptance, and compassion. The program is facilitated by a Cigna specialist and typically lasts for 45-60 minutes, with times at the end for participants to ask questions and share experiences.

This telephonic program is availableevery Tuesday at 5:00pm ET at 888-244-6260 (passcode 536435).

Cigna Mindfulness Sessions for Veterans, Families, and Caregivers

All veterans, caregivers, and families, whether they are Cigna customers or not, are invited to participate in Cigna’s Mindfulness sessions.

These telephonic sessions take placeevery Monday and Thursday at 6:00pm ET and every Wednesday at 8:30pm ET at 888-244-6260 (passcode 388032).

Mindfulness and Meditation Apps

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Calm (free trial & paid)

Access breathing exercises, guided and unguided meditations, sleep stories, and soothing sounds that vary in length. Use Calm Body for videos on mindful movements.

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Headspace (free & paid)

Learn the essentials of meditation and mindfulness with the free Basics pack. Subscribe for access to hundreds of meditations, from stress to sleep.

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Insight Timer (free)

Whether your a beginner or experienced meditator, Insight Timer features over 12,000 free guided meditations, tracks, and courses.

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Omvana (free)

Choose from hundreds of guided meditations, inspirational speeches, and more to improve your focus, relaxation, and sleep.

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Stop, Breathe & Think (free)

This app is geared toward helping kids, teens, and young adults build the emotional strength to tackle life’s ups and downs.

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The Mindfulness App (paid)

Access meditations from world-renowned teachers while also activating reminders to meditate at specific times and/or locations.

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