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Mindfulness is the energy that arises when we pay attention, on purpose, in the present moment, in a particular way (with acceptance, non-judgement and kindness). It is a simple, practical tool which helps us find calm and stability in the midst of our daily lives.
Mindfulness benefits our relationship with ourself and others right in the midst of our busy, stressful lives. It is rooted in Eastern spiritual traditions but in more recent years has been adapted into well researched, secular programmes widely available in medical, mental health and wellness settings. These programmes include Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
Mindfulness is the practice of directing attention to what is happening in the present moment in contrast with more habitual states of mind in which we are often preoccupied with memories, fantasies, worries or planning. Although we are often unaware of the current of our thinking, it has a profound effect on how we live our lives, as well on our mental and emotional health.
There has been a sizeable body of research carried out in this area over the last 30 years, which is growing exponentially and indicates that practicing mindfulness regularly helps the body/ mind respond rather than react to stress, leaving valuable resources available for improving our general health and well-being.
Practicing mindfulness helps us to wake up to our lives, to what is happening in this moment, with an attitude of kindness towards ourselves and our experience.
Extensive research has shown that developing mindfulness has a significant positive effect on:
I offer a range of courses for suitable for beginners to experienced practioners in various locations across NI and beyound.
Courses classes and workshop range in mindfulness, meditation, mindful walking, mindful eating, mindful Self-Compassion, Khi Cong, yoga and Stress Reduction.
To get more information or to book your place visit my website www.immeasurableminds.co.uk
Science is now proving the many benefits of meditation. Why not try it out with some of my mindfulness courses and events in Belfast and throughout Northern Ireland?
From drop-in classes to eight-week courses and mindfulness days, there's something to suit everyone.
Or you can download meditations here.
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