I am a fully insured, qualified Mindfulness Now practitioner. My training is approved by The British Psychological Society and was developed by Nick Cooke Dip. Psy. MNRPC FAPHP, an experienced therapist and the founder of the UK College of Mindfulness Meditation.
Mindfulness in the words of the world-renowed Jon Kabat-Zinn founder of MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) is “the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally.” By focusing on the breath, the idea is to cultivate attention on the body and mind, as it is, moment to moment, and so helps with pain, both physical and emotional.
Mindfulness exercises are ways of us being able to pay attention to the present moment using techniques, for example such as meditation, breathing, and yoga. It trains and helps people to become more aware of what feelings and thoughts they may have, along with bodily sensations so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, they are better equipped to manage them. Practising mindfulness can give more insight into emotions, boost attention and concentration, and improve relationships. There is published scientific evidence that mindfulness can assist with the reduction of anxiety and depression, stress reduction, pain reduction, clarity, focus, improved relationships, along with improved confidence, self-esteem, health and well-being to name just some.