I offer the 8-week Mindfulness for Life (MBCT-L) course and the 12-week Mindfulness: Taking it Further course. These aim to reduce stress and unhappiness, as well as to promote wellbeing and flourishing. I also offer a taster session to help you decide if learning mindfulness is likely to suit you. Additionally, I can offer one-to-one mindfulness courses for those who would find it difficult to attend a group course and am available for sessions in the workplace.
What is Mindfulness?
“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally.” Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness is essentially a way in which we can spend more time in the present moment, rather than being so lost in thoughts about the past or worries about the future. It helps us to become more aware of our thoughts, feelings and body sensations and to be able to direct our attention more freely. It also enables us to relate differently to our thoughts, so that we have more distance from, and are less affected by, them. With this extra mental flexibility comes the possibility of making more conscious and skilful choices in life that will better support our wellbeing. It is often said that mindfulness enables us to respond rather react to circumstances in our lives. It further encourages us to be more kind and compassionate with ourselves (and others).
To read more about mindfulness generally, please see my article on What mindfulness is?