What is Mindfulness?

This is the first thing that a lot of people ask me.

The concept of mindfulness can feel a bit confusing, and even feel a bit ‘not for me’. I can assure you, however that I can help ANYONE to benefit from mindfulness coaching. The basics of mindfulness come from being fully present – focusing on where we are and what we’re doing, rather than reacting or being overwhelmed by whatever else is going on. This is something that I help a lot of people with either on a one-to-one basis or in group sessions.

Mindfulness helps us to learn to switch off from all the thoughts that can plague us 24 hours a day.  It helps us leave work at work and focus our full attention where we want it to be.  Best of all it helps us find that peaceful easy feeling that is normally only ever found during a week’s holiday away from it all!

Mindfulness has been described as a source of happiness.  Mindfulness teacher Thich Nhat Hanh says, Happiness is not something that arrives in a package in the mail. Happiness does not fall from the sky. Happiness is something we generate with mindfulness.’

What to expect?

Despite what people often think, mindfulness is not a goal that we ‘reach’. It’s a way of life from day 1.

You’ll be introduced to techniques such as meditation, breathing, and taking pauses, but it’s more than just making a specific time to practice.

It’s something that we can do around the clock.

Mindfulness brings awareness and caring into everything we do, to note what’s going on and help to move forward. And it’s not about asking anyone to change; it’s about recognising and encouraging the best of who we are as human beings.

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Benefits

More resilient to stress & anxiety
More effective and efficient
More focus
Less reactive to emotions such as anger
More accepting and empowered to deal with external events
Calmer
More positive & energetic
Less overwhelmed when challenges arise
Less judgemental and critical of ourselves and others
Better sleep

Practical tips to help find balance

🗓 Create a daily structure to stay focussed
⏳ Set your alarm during the day to take 5 short breaks to take deep breaths for around 20-30 seconds
📵 Disconnect from media apart from a few specified times each day
🧘 Practice something that you enjoy each week to create a committed routine
🤗 Do one thing each day to consciously commit to self-care.

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