What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is firstly about awareness and the ability to live in the present moment.
It is widely recognised that the way we think, and how we deal with our thoughts, plays a big part in our happiness, resilience and overall mental health. Mindfulness practice means paying regular, calm attention to the present moment. This attitude can radically alter our relationship to the world, ease our sorrows and enhance our joys.
Like many important things in life, the basic techniques of mindfulness are simple and quick to learn, but take a lifetime of practice to master!
Why should we practice mindfulness?
Mindfulness training helps us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, we’re better able to manage them.
Taking a class, joining a group or enrolling on a course in Mindfulness can help us to have a real understanding of our emotions, boost our focus and concentration, built personal resilience and even improve our relationships.
How can we develop mindfulness?
Mindfulness meditation is at the heart of the practice. This formal ‘sitting’ practice is supported by integrating the seven ‘attitudes’ of mindfulness into everyday life:
Mindfulness with Jane
Jane is a qualified and accredited teacher of Mindfulness through Mindfulness Now which offers an integrated / eclectic approach to mindfulness teaching and aims to equip teachers to work with individuals and groups with many requirements including helping with physical and emotional pain, stress and anxiety, as well as building emotional resilience. Mindfulness Now is accredited by The British Psychological Society.
Jane offers a fusion of mindfulness-based approaches, including the evidence-based Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). The latter, developed by Professor Mark Williams and colleagues at the University of Oxford, offers a breakthrough in the treatment of depression, anxiety and emotional trauma, and is recommended by NICE as a treatment of choice for depression.
Jane offers classes, courses, workshops and retreats in mindfulness-based practices.
See details of upcoming classes, courses, workshops and retreats.
Music is a way towards meditation and the most beautiful way. And silence has a music of its own, it is not dead, it is very much alive, it is tremendously alive. In fact, nothing is more alive than silence. ~ Osho