What is Mindfulness?
" Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally" Jon Kabat-Zinn
For most of us our minds are very busy moving from one thing to the next. In this era of information over-load it is easy for us to become stressed and scattered. Mindfulness practice has been around for thousands of years as a way to still the mind and become more acceptant of the demands of life.
This contemporary, secular approach offers a programme of training which enables you to live more consistently in the here-and-now with a reduction in stress.
- An ability to cope more effectively with both short and long term stress
- An increased ability to relax
- Lasting decreases in physical and physiological symptoms
- Reduction in pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope with on-going pain
- Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
Mindfulness is currently receiving a huge amount of attention and extensive research is showing that it can produce significant benefits to those who regularly use this approach. This approach is acknowledged in the NICE guidelines as a treatment approach for depression.
Ways to learn Mindfulness
You can come and study one-to-one or join one of our 8 week courses, called:
Resources & Research
- www.dialogueconsultancy.com : Click Here
Follow the link for Products and Downloads for free audio meditation downloads with Jonathan Whines
- www.bangor.ac.uk/mindfulness: Click Here
Bangor University hosts the main training centre for Mindfulness in the UK. I trained there and this site also has lots of info re research on Mindfulness
- "Wherever You Go There You Are" Jon Kabat Zinn, founder of contemporary secular
Mindfulness, describes this approach in depth.