What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness has become something of a buzzword in recent years. It is often offered as a panacea for all ills. It has become so popular that you can find many courses that teach mindfulness without giving an understanding of how it is applied to real life. This means it can become confused with a relaxation exercise, and is misused with the best of intensions, and people end up feeling that it is simply not working.
When I discuss mindfulness with clients, I define it as:
“Consciously bringing awareness to your here-and-now experience with openness, interest and receptiveness.”
How can Mindfulness Help You?
There are many facets to mindfulness, including living in the present moment, and engaging fully in what you are doing rather than getting stuck in your issues, or hooked by your feelings and thoughts. All too often people can spend their time worrying and over-analysing situations and focussing on potential outcomes, which can in fact allow the most important aspects of day to day life to slip away from them.
Applied mindfulness can provide the opportunity to free your feelings to simply exist, letting them come and go rather than trying to control them. When we observe our private experiences with openness and receptiveness, even the most painful thoughts, feelings, sensations and memories can seem less threatening and unbearable.
You can learn mindfulness with practice, discovering how to let go of what is not under our control and focus once more on what is really important to you personally.
Mindfulness can help us to transform our relationship with painful thoughts and feelings in a way that reduces their impact and influence over our life.
Learn how to stop struggling and start living today.
To Find Out More
If you would like to find out more about how a course of mindfulness could help you find some distance between yourself and stressful, unhelpful modes of thinking then in the first instance why not contact me and set up an appointment for a free consultation session?
This will allow us to talk through your current situation and explore the different options available to you.