Mindfulness is not a new invention. It has been practiced in many different ways from eastern contemplative traditions.
The search for enlightenment and the management of self and society has long been a goal of major philosophy and religion.
Of course this doesn't mean that you have to sit crossed-legged on a mountain in a special outfit (although I fully support your choice to do so!) You will see that mindfulness is a day-to-day process found in the most mundane of activities.
Mindfulness helps us respond with choice rather than to react in autopilot. Refocusing our attention either in formal practice or informally in day-to-day activities can help raise our awareness of experiences. Numerous studies have show the health and wellbeing benefits of mindfulness from stress reduction, less exhaustion, increased satisfaction and increased attention. Don't take my word for it... a simple internet search will provide plenty of evidence!
As a specific type of work together, in which rather than deal with specific issues, we look at the way you can enhance your way of interacting with the world through learning. Mindfulness can be taught as a set plan to individuals or groups, as well as being tailored to specific needs and time-frames.
A major feature of todays society in the West is that mind is best, often at the detriment of body, feelings and soul. Working to bring back a sense of ones own body, its sensations and associated feelings is an important aspect of mindfulness.
Get in touch if you want a set 8 week program for mindfulness teaching either as an individual or group.
...Between stimulus and response there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom.