Mindfulness-based approaches are designed to increase our ability to focus attention on the present moment in a non-judgemental way.
The cultivation of mindfulness increases the capacity to control attention and shift attention away from states of mind that cause distress, such as fear or repetitive thought patterns. Mindfulness exercises, learnt and practiced regularly, encourage observation, compassion and acceptance of the present situation.
Mindfulness-based therapies have been proven to relieve the symptoms of psychological stress, calming negative mental and emotional states and improving sleep.
I have been involved in meditation since my teens, and have been guided by many of the experts within the field. More recently I have trained in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR). If you would like to find out more about how mindfulness and meditation can help you, please get in touch.