Mindfulness is a mental state achieved when you fully focus your attention on the present moment, while calmly and non-judgmentally, acknowledging, accepting and being with your feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations.
Mindfulness provides an opportunity to step out of your 'automatic pilot', to notice your normal thinking patterns and to see them as thoughts, and nothing more.
By being mindful, you can create a space where you are not hiding away from things but learning how to notice, interact and react to the noise in your head and choosing to respond differently, if you wish to do so.
There may be things happening in your life of which you have no, or little, control (e.g. increased workload, a tricky colleague at work, a challenging personal situation, an illness!). These situations can feel overwhelming, frustrating and can ultimately lead to feelings of despair, anger, sadness, depression or anxiety. However, you can learn to react and respond to these situations in a different way.
By making mindfulness part of your daily life through daily mindful meditation and/or mindful practices (e.g. a mindful walk or meal) you are embarking on a journey into a new way of being, with a new perspective on life, with a new appreciation and gratitude for both the ups and downs that life gifts us.
Research has proven that mindfulness can help people in many ways including:
- Reduced levels of stress and anxiety
- Reduced recurrences of depression
- Improved quality of sleep
- Increase in resilience and ability to cope with negative situations
- Anger management
- Improved physical and mental well-being
- Pain management
- Improved relationships in all areas of life
- Better decision making
- Improved focus and reduced procrastination
I provide 121 mindfulness coaching or group workshops both within the workplace and with private clients.
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