Mindfulness essentially means paying attention, on purpose, to the present moment, in a particular way. So, you focus your awareness on whatever the present moment contains with qualities such as curiosity, acceptance and compassion. It sounds simple, but we rarely focus on the present moment as we are so busy thinking we miss what the present moment and invite in the past and the future without awareness at all. Mindfulness Self Compassion (MSC) is about developing compassion, kindness and understanding resources in the face of pain, discomfort or caregiver fatigue. Read more about Mindfulness Self Compassion here.
Through developing your ability to be mindful, you discover how to live in the present moment in an enjoyable way rather than worrying about the past or being concerned about the future.
Mindfulness is a particular type of awareness that’s been well-researched and tested in clinical settings. It has been proven to help manage stress, anxiety, anger, fatigue, fear, pain, depression and assist in healing. Mindfulness isn’t focused on ‘fixing’ problems, it emphasizes acceptance first.
Mindfulness is a secular tool used for personal development. To learn more about how mindfulness can help with your specific issue, then read more about the benefits of mindfulness.
Our mindfulness courses are based on MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) 8-week course developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) courses developed by Zindel Segal, Chair in Psychotherapy in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and Mark Williams, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford and research scientist John Teasdale.
Workshop and courses are led by an established teacher who is certified to deliver Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) and Mindfulness Based Living (MBLC).