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Mindfulness Meditation

A beautiful way to slow yourself down and gain equilibrium and focus. Mindfulness and meditation have rightfully become supremely popular in recent years, although the concepts are ancient and originated in many cultures. This mind-body , psychosensory approach helps to improve quality of life in infinite ways as you learn to 'fall awake' into the stillness of the moment.

Our experiences of anxiety, depression, stress, pain, insomnia, irritability and brain fog as well as our creativity, concentration and joie de vie are all positively impacted by practising mindfulness.

The modern western version is flexible and available in so many formats that we are spoiled for choice which is apt because it is essentially an individual and personal experience... turning our focus within.


       

         The modern classic and evidence based Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) approach as created in the late 70's by the Daddy of mindfulness, Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn, gives us fabulous guidance for using the ancient practice of pausing and going within to treat physical issues as well as emotional problems. ​

"We exist in each moment on a bridge between all

        our yesterdays and all our tomorrows."  ESM

Having learned from our past and whilst treasuring our happy memories, we must plan our future in order to keep our lives going in the direction we want.

But on that bridge inbetween is today, this minute, each second of this very moment, the only time when we are truly here.

Formal meditation practice gives a structure and pattern that creates balance and energetic security for us. It gives a rhthym that helps structure our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual reality.

An informal mindfulness approach of trying to keep our senses open and our awareness calm throughout the day brings a sense of deeper connection to the world and greater meaning to our lives.


        Both styles bring us closer to our essential selves and offer time out from the daily hurly burly of life, whether that is from physical busy-ness or from our countless thoughts and feelings.

"Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non judgementally."

Jon Kabat-Zinn

There's tons of data about the brilliance of mindfulness approaches and also the way they can be blended into cognitive behavioural and counselling therapies.


NICE recommend Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy as developed by Prof. Mark Williams and his Oxford Uni colleagues for preventing relapse in recurring depression. Brain scans show the lasting changes in brain activity that mindfuness training makes to the amygdala, the area of the brain associated with emotional processing and behaviour.


Refocus, Revive, Reframe

One to one sessions of mindfulness and counselling can be used to personalise your experience of meditation or if you wish to combine finding peace and stillness with exploring issues or symptoms that are bothering you or holding you back in some way.


Shorter sessions can be used to kick start your practise or to focus on something particular, or to just have the privacy of guided meditation 1-1.


Whether you choose a structured meditation practice or a more informal approach, mindfulness has proven benefits in every area of our health and well being which is one of the reasons many corporations, governments, healthcare providers and schools feel justified to invest in it for their people.


 The nuts and bolts of our daily lives have to be seen to, but we may as well enjoy it! 

Refocusing our attention in ways that build peace and resilience within, lowering our blood pressure and reducing wrinkles at the same time??...win win win!!

We'll always have goals, and we need them, but what a joyous thing to enjoy the getting to them as much as the final attainment of them.


Living lightly in the present moment is the way to find your freedom!



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