(awareness, practical application in many areas)
It’s a tool available for all my clients!
Mindfulness is a particular way of paying attention. It is the
mental faculty of purposefully bringing awareness to one’s
experience. Mindfulness can be applied to sensory experience,
thoughts, and emotions by using sustained attention and noticing our
experience without reacting.
I started “meditating” and studying buddhist philosophy when I was
15. I think it helps me to:
not to judge
appreciate small things
Mindfulness helps us to respond more effectively to complex and
difficult situations, we become more aware and creative, and we
achieve balance in our everyday life.
As humans we are often "not present" in our own lives. We often fail
to notice the good things about our lives, fail to hear what our
bodies are telling us, or poison ourselves with toxic self critism.
Human minds are easily distracted, habitually examining past events
and trying to anticipate the future. Becoming more aware of our
thoughts, feelings and sensations may not sound like an obviously
helpful thing to do, however learning to do this in a way that
suspends judgement and self-criticism can have an incredibly
positive impact on our lives.
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to, and seeing clearly
whatever is happening in our lives. It will not eliminate life's
pressures, but it can help us respond to them in a calmer manner
that benefits our heart, head, and body. It helps us recognise and
step away from habitual, often unconscious emotional and
physiological reactions to everyday events. It provides us with a
scientifically researched approach to cultivating clarity, insight,
and understanding. Practicing mindfulness allows us to be fully
present in our life and work, and improve our quality of life.p