What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a practice of awareness that leads to living more fully in the present, without judgement and offers a less fearful and more harmonious way of living.
Regular practice of the Basic 4 steps will provide a platform from which you could explore meta-mindfulness, the deeper applications, or just stay with the basics - the choice is yours.
'The present moment is filled with joy and happiness.
If you are attentive, you will see it'
Thich Nhat Hahn
Is Mindfulness effective?
A recent review of the research in the Clinical Psychology Review by researchers at the University of Montreal looked at 209 studies covering 12,145 people. It concluded that mindfulness was an effective treatment for a variety of psychological problems, "and is especially effective for reducing anxiety, depression and stress".
In 2004, Nice – the NHS's rationing body – was convinced enough of the benefits that it ruled mindfulness-based cognitive therapy was cost effective. Its most recent advice, updated in 2007, is that it can be prescribed for people with three or more episodes of depression. There is also growing evidence that it's effective for chronic long-term health conditions such as ME.
How do I start?
If you are already familiar with the concepts of Mindfulness then book on to the 4 step program or for beginners, book on to a taster session.
4 Steps of Mindfulness - click here for the next course
This is our popular introduction to Mindfulness and is carried out over a minimum 4 week period to allow you to embrace the practice fully. There is a cd and written instructions at each step.
Step 1 Mindfulness of Routine
Step 2 Mindfulness of Body
Step 3 Mindfulness of Emotion
Step 4 Mindfulness of Thought
Aspects of Meta-Mindfulness - Advanced workshops
The following 1 day workshops are available in the application of Mindfulness: Details here
Workshop 1 Developing your potential for healing
Workshop 2 Exploring psychic development
Workshop 3 Understanding Past Lives
Workshop 4 Manifesting success