I trained with the British Mindfulness Institute and work from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s definition of mindfulness.
“Paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”
Have you ever noticed that when you are doing quite familiar and repetitive tasks your mind is often miles away thinking about something else?
On automatic pilot?
Mindfulness is the opposite.
It is about experiencing the world in the here and now – being.
“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” Eckhart Tolle
Mindfulness offers a way of freeing oneself from automatic and unhelpful ways of thinking and responding. If you need help with concentration, productivity, stress, managing pain or would simply like your life to be calmer, get in touch.
Liz, told me about her caring role for her husband who lives with MS and her son with a learning disability and physical health problems requiring surgery. She was very distressed, a routine mammogram resulted in a treatable breast cancer whilst she was undergoing treatment for a kidney malfunction.
Noticing her shallow breathing I invited her to join me in a short meditation practice. Afterwards she told me how wonderful she felt and how useful the that short time had been. She remains keen to slow herself down as regularly as possible to help herself engage with her healing process.
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I’ve worked with a number of groups, from corporate to private sector. They said…
“Today is the most relaxing day I have had”
“Lovely to have a great speaker”