“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.”
We may have heard the term ‘living in the moment’ and agree that it seems to be a good idea. However, how many of us find ourselves doing one thing whilst thinking about what needs to be done next so that life often seems like a never-ending treadmill? Or we can find ourselves lost in thoughts of the past, living with regret, frustration, pain and anger so that the present moment is steeped in feelings and emotions from the past and doesn’t always feel a comfortable place to be.
Mindfulness is a wonderful way of becoming aware of how our minds are working so that we can recognise when we are ‘lost in thought’ or ‘carried away’ by emotion. We can start where we are – no matter how busy and frantic that seems to us- and learn to befriend the mind. From there, we learn how to gently train the mind so that it becomes more malleable for us to work with.
It’s a subtle process that can bring positive changes to our lives Studies have shown that practicing mindfulness, even for just a few weeks, can bring a variety of physical, psychological, and social benefits. Many of the people I have worked with are testament to this and my own passion stems from the great benefits mindfulness has brought to my life.
For those who are new to, or curious about, mindfulness, I offer ‘Introduction to Mindfulness’ sessions. These may be on a one-to-one basis or delivered to a small group. So, should you have family and friends that wish to join you, I can work with up to four people in my studio. Once you are confident in developing your own mindfulness practice then you have the option of continuing privately or joining the drop-in Midweek Mindfulness session.
Midweek Mindfulness Sessions
Phone: 07855 967 558