Read my latest thoughts on Mindfulness and catch up on news around the world relating to it.
A Word From My Clients…
I found the online mindfulness course very helpful. I liked that I could hop on when it suited me and complete each section when I had time. Lives don’t work for me personally.
I have really enjoyed classes with Louise. She is well informed, insightful and a passionate advocate for the techniques she teaches. Can thoroughly recommend.
Louise is a very professional lady and she has extensive knowledge on her subject area.
Her courses are informative and grab your attention. She makes you feel truly included in the material she shares!
Welcoming. Inclusive. Listens. Knowledgeable.
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 skill in which a number of methods such as meditation, movement, counselling skills and lifestyle training all apply, and so on.
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.
Mindfulness meditation is an empowering skill
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?
Mindfulness at work
Here are a few benefits to demonstrate the value of introducing and practising mindfulness within the workplace
Staff that attended a mindfulness training course saw a 93% improvement in relationships with their colleagues
There has been a 50% reduction in staff absenteeism when the staff worked in a mindful environment
Participants in mindfulness training reported a 71% reduction in work related stress
Mindfulness at home
Here are a few benefits to demonstrate the value of introducing and practising mindfulness within the home
Participants in mindfulness training reported a 58% reduction in relationship related anxiety
Participants in mindfulness training reported a 33% improvement in quality of sleep
Participants in mindfulness training reported a 78% improvement in their ability to relax
Every day we are born again.
What you do today, matters the most.