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What is Mindfulness?
“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally” ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn.
In other words, Mindfulness is essentially a holistic (as in whole mind and body) skill in which a number of methods such as meditation, movement, counselling skills and lifestyle training all apply, and so…
In practising mindfulness, limiting beliefs which have led you to harsh and painful situations can be transformed into creative and productive dialogue. Mindfulness is a holistic alternative to counselling and can provide a more grounded and balanced approach than coaching alone.
It helps you to take on a more productive and positive mindset, leading to lasting changes in how you manage your own stress and anxiety and how you interact with those around you.
This evidence-based framework changes your perception from one of negativity to one of positivity by bringing your awareness to the present moment. It’s a simple skill to learn, but like most forms of ‘exercise’ requires commitment and motivation in order to attain the best results. Thankfully, this exercise won’t make you sweat! It does leave you feeling wonderfully refreshed and sleeping much better. In time, you will find increased focus and productivity. Better response to stressful events in life, better resilience, reduced chances of recurrences of depression, reduced symptoms of anxiety, can help to fight addictions. The list is endless.
With more and more GP’s rolling out ‘social prescribing‘ over the next few months you are more than likely to be referred to a Mindfulness Teacher should you have any problems which are not directly health-related, why not get started before stress, loneliness, depression or anxiety become a problem?
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International Alliance of Holistic Therapists
The Society of Holistic Therapists and Coaches
Register of Independent General & Holistic Therapists
as well as an approved training centre with The Complementary Medical Association.
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