What is mindfulness?
Meditation is one way of cultivating a more mindful way of living and can be practised at home, work, school or college and I often teach my clients very short meditations that they can do at the bus stop, queuing at the supermarket or even at work or school when they need a discreet ‘time out’.
Mindfulness has been recognised more and more as an effective way to increase fulfilment, reduce stress, raise self-awareness, enhance emotional intelligence, and undermine destructive emotive, cognitive, and behavioural processes.
Meditation is just one way to practice mindfulness. It is a technique that encourages and develops emotional positivity, a calm mind and clarity of thoughts. With regular practice, meditation offers a way to cultivate new and more positive ways of being and nourishing a more peaceful mind.
It is not about sitting cross legged and humming, it is simply being; allowing your feelings and thoughts to pass by without judgement or criticism.
How can mindfulness help you?
- To be fully present, here and now
- To experience unpleasant thoughts and feelings safely
- An improved level of concentration and focus
- To develop self-acceptance and self-compassion.
- Reduced anxiety and increased resilience
How can mindfulness help you at work?
- Better focus and concentration
- Improved problem solving and creativity
- Greater levels of job satisfaction
- Higher job performance
- Lower levels of work-related stress
If you have any questions about mindfulness and the courses that I offer take a look at the Contact page for the numerous ways you can contact me.