Mindfulness

Mindfulness underpins much of my current practice. It is a psychological technique with its origins in Eastern philosophy, and is becoming increasingly popular as people, in a hectic and chaotic world, search for a more calm and thoughtful way to live. If you practise mindfulness, you will become more aware of your physical and emotional state. You will focus on being ‘in the moment’ and become aware and in tune with your self and your immediate environment. If you live ‘in the moment’, you need not live in the past or worry about the future.

I successfully use mindfulness when working with clients affected by cravings and addictions. Experience has shown that they can live more calmly and distance themselves from the triggers that spark off these issues. Mindfulness can help you to make decisions that will change behaviour and lifestyle choices. Mindfulness allows you to change positively. In a sense, mindfulness offers a different path, away from the addiction or pain, and on a route in the direction of healing, calmness and awareness. Mindfulness works most effectively when combined with regular practice and  listening to my Mindfulness MP3 download.

Mindfulness in the Workplace

World class companies are using Mindfulness Meditation and other mental techniques to inspire well-being and productivity for their staff.  It appears that there is increasing acceptance of the power and usefulness of inner mental processes and focus.  89% of a top U.S. company senior executives said they had become better listeners as a result of ‘Mindfulness’ training.Happy, healthy, engaged team members create a positive work environment. Calmer workers will be less stressed, more productive and even become better leaders, thereby benefiting the entire organisation. Mindfulness can sound deceptively easy. Using moment-to-moment, non-judgemental awareness, the aim is to observe these sensations without reacting to them. By doing so, participants gradually recognise the fleeting nature of sensations, including pain, anger and frustration. In time, this allows practitioners to quiet the mind, becoming less agitated, more focused and easier to work with.