Mindfulness

Many anxieties and emotional problems are increased by us worrying about the future or ruminating about the past. The brain loves to do this and does it habitually! When the brain ponders on these worries, our bodies believe they are real (rather than thoughts) and responds by releasing stress signals. In short, we shouldn’t believe every thought we have!

Mindfulness practices help to build new habits for the brain, allowing it to be “here and now” more often and recognise thoughts and moods as just passing experiences rather than dangers for our bodies to respond to.

Mindfulness techniques can be used very effectively in the  workplace and at home to reduce the impact of stressful situations.

Benefits

Research shows mindfulness:

  • Builds new neural pathways that bring the brain to the “here and now”
  • Improves focus and concentration
  • Allows us to stay calmer under stress
  • Improves memory
  • Increases increased kindness and generosity
  • Improves our ability to manage pain

Services provided include

  • 8 Week mindfulness based stress reduction courses
  • Bespoke training packages
  • Individual and group training
  • Short introduction to mindfulness sessions
  • One to one technique lessons
  • Mindfulness at work seminars

Downloads

  • Body scan – a 40 minute practice to increase relaxation and promote improved attention. Click here to download (19mb).
  • 3 step breathing space – a very quick and simple meditation to reduce physical symptoms of distress or anxiety. Click here to download (1.3mb).
  • Sitting meditation – a great alternative to the body scan for those with less time who want a daily practice. Click here to download (4.8mb).
  • Loving kindness meditationClick here to download (9mb).

What people have said

” I benefited enormously from attending Wendy’s MBSR course. It helped me to incorporate mindfulness into my daily life, improving my mental and physical wellbeing. Thank you Wendy for your calm and inclusive approach”

Susanna Loach

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