What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is about noticing what is here, now. It is seeing, hearing, feeling and being with what is present in the moment rather than worrying about what might happen or thinking about what could have been.
Mindfulness is a simple training that can help us to develop a more heightened awareness of the here and now with an attitude of acceptance and allowing. Using a combination of cognitive therapy techniques and meditations focussing on the breath we can learn how to let go of the ceaseless round of wearisome thoughts, allowing us to feel calmer and less anxious.
The benefits of mindfulness are well-evidenced by research showing that conditions such as stress, depression, anxiety and chronic pain can be helped by a regular mindfulness practice.
I am an experienced and committed mindfulness practitioner and have experience of running mindfulness courses in a variety of workplace settings. I adhere to the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers Good Practice guidelines for teaching mindfulness-based courses.
Feedback from previous courses:
‘Excellent facilitation and kindly leadership’.
‘This course went above and beyond my expectations.’
‘Learning a new skill which I can take on through life which will hopefully help me every day. Definitely feel like it has already helped me gain perspective.’
‘Working with you… to learn the basics of Mindfulness last autumn has given me my life back!’
‘It is something that can change all of life, not just working.’
‘I really enjoyed it – thank you!’