What is Mindfulness

Very simply Mindfulness is awareness.  Awareness of what is happening right now.  Awareness of ourselves, our bodies, our thoughts, our emotions, our environment, of others, of life.  We live our lives on autopilot, how many of us have arrived home and realised we have no memory of the drive there? Before mindfulness found me I was constantly in the future, planning, scheduling, fantasising, and not really experiencing what was happening, as it happened or not really seeing life as it truly was. 

 

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough.  Each moment is all we need, not more” Mother Theresa 

 

Quite often after one of my workshops people will say “I feel so relaxed, I can’t remember the last time I felt this relaxed”, and relaxing is a huge bonus of mindfulness and meditation in particular, however Mindfulness as a practice has so much more to offer...

It can decrease stress and depression, ease physical and emotional pain, improve our general health and our ability to deal with and recover from illness, increase our coping skills and improve our academic success, improve our focus, empathy, emotional control and increases happiness, increase generosity, improve our mood and boost our immune system, the list goes on. 

 

However, Mindfulness is a practice, not a theory.  So I invite you to come and experience the power of this practice with me. Come join the journey.