What is mindfulness?

 

Mindfulness is described by its creator Jon Kabat-Zinn as
 
Paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally’
 
Without being able to label it and without even realising it, most of us will have briefly experienced mindfulness at some point.  A sense of being totally present in our experience of a moment, the whole of that experience and nothing else.  
 
It can bring a feeling of calmness, clarity and well-being.  The practice of mindfulness is what makes this feeling a part of our lives.
 
Mindfulness gives you the chance to live the life you want with confidence and positivity. Being mindful you learn to notice your actions, thoughts and feelings in the present moment. Using simple methods you can become free of your unhelpful patterns and behaviours becoming more of the person you long to be.

 

Benefits of Mindfulness:

 

• More energy and enthusiasm

• A greater capacity for relaxation

• Enhanced self confidence

• Increased ability to handle difficult situations and stress

 
Mindfulness can help empower people who suffer from:
 
• Stress and anxiety
• Low self-esteem and negative thinking
• Eating disorders
• Poor sleeping and concentrating
• Depression
• Pain
 
 Here is a  link to a BBC feature on Mindfulness which provides a good insight into  Mindfulness and what it  is all about. Click here


If you would like to learn how to practice Mindfulness please contact Louise on 07961 320311

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