” You create your thoughts, your thoughts create your imaginations and your intentions create your reality”. Wayne Dyer
What is Mindfulness?
Being more Mindful in our everyday lives has been shown to have many benefits, mentally and physically. GPs and NHS Consultants recognise the benefits and some ‘prescribe’ it for pain management and low mood.
Mindfulness is a simple tool which can help us slow down, learn to be in the present moment in contrast to more habitual states of mind. our minds are often preoccupied with memories, worries and what needs to get done. Our habits aren’t always serving us well, so it can be off benefit to slow down or ‘stop’ a little everyday and breath.
My Mindfulness practice and teachings include Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). I ensure everything I do is trauma informed which is why I named this Trauma Informed Mindfulness. If we have been living a dissociated life (which many people do) and then we start being mindful, then there is a chance that some memories may surface which you don’t feel comfortable with and this is where I will support you.
When we practice being Mindful and it is a practice. We can help the body and mind respond rather than react. Creating little pauses in our day and using grounding techniques improves our general health and wellbeing. There is a lot of scientific research now available to to support this but aside from that my workshop attendees and clients qualify how it has significantly improved their lives.
“This course helped me to understand myself more, made me feel more alive & better about myself. I loved it and think more people should do this course”. Penelope
Extensive research has also shown that developing mindfulness has a significant positive effect on:
- developing greater self-awareness
- increasing ability to manage stress
- physical and psychological health
- reducing anxiety and depression
- reducing tension, anger and fatigue
- enhancing relationships
- increasing vitality
- aiding better sleep
- developing better immunity