If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. Amit Roy
When you drink just drink, when you walk just walk. Zen saying
These quotes suggest a simplicity in mindfulness, although of course in practice it is a real challenge for most of us, the way our minds work, constantly on the move and often distracted! However, with practice it can help us to develop a more considered, calmer approach to difficult or painful experiences that may be causing dissatisfaction with our lives.
Mindfulness has been practiced and developed for millenia across much of the eastern world, and can be seen as integral to yoga and meditation.
During the 1980’s American psychologist Jon Kabat-Zinn began introducing aspects of mindfulness had learned whilst studying Korean Zen philosophy and yoga. His research and practice, together with recent developments in neurosciences, show how regular mindfulness practice increases a sense of contentment, ability to focus, and alleviates pain and other symptoms of health conditions.
The sessions and workshops I provide typically include some gentle movement, breathing and body awareness exercises, together with other practices that are easily applied to our daily lives (for example, making a hot drink, eating or even talking mindfully!) They will be tailor made to suit your individual or group needs, and can be anything between an hour and a half day.
We can also take mindfulness outside. MINDFUL NATURE WALKS can be very healing and provide us with fresh insights into ourselves.
Charges range from £25 for a one to one 60 minute session and vary depending on the numbers in and requirements of a group.