There have been many studies conducted over the years to show that people who practice mindfulness meditation derive many health and well-being benefits from the practice. Some of these may include:
- Reduction in stress and anxiety
- Improved memory
- Improved immune system
- Reduction of chronic pain
- Increased resilience
- More compassionate to self, and others
Over the past 30 years the way we conduct our lives has changed dramatically. We live a 24/7 existence. We can shop at any time of the day. We can communicate instantly with people from all over the world. We have all sorts of gadgets and machines to make our life more efficient, and yet, although we still all have 24 hours in every day, more and more of us are feeling time short. We find it harder and harder to get everything we need to get done in those precious 24 hours.
Of course, some stress is good for us. However, starting to recognise when we have too much stress in our lives and knowing how to attend to that is one of the reasons why mindfulness have been proven to be so helpful. If we can learn to pay attention and stay present with our thoughts and emotions without judgement, we can begin to enjoy each moment, as it arises. It is still the same 24 hours, but how we experience it may just change.
How to Learn Mindfulness
I teach people how to cultivate a mindfulness practise by:
- 1:1 sessions
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR) 8 week course - created by Jon Kabatt-Zinn
- Finding Peace in a Frantic World 8 week course - created by Mark Williams and Danny Penman
- I adhere to the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers, Good Practise Guidelines
- If you are interested in learning more, please do not hesitate to contact me for an informal chat
If you are interested in learning more, please do not hesitate to contact me for an informal chat.