Feel calmer and happier with mindfulness

Mindfulness training is a powerful way to cultivate happiness and peace of mind.

I often incorporate mindfulness into my one-on-one counselling sessions as a simple and meaningful way for individuals to begin to effect positive change. I am also a certified teacher of the internationally recognised Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course, which teaches participants how to practice mindfulness and incorporate it into their daily lives.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness has been shown to be a simple and effective way to:

  • Enhance emotional and psychological wellbeing
  • Reduce anxiety, depression and stress
  • Improve interpersonal relationships
  • Increase self-acceptance and compassion
  • Learn to live effectively with chronic pain
  • Cope with life’s challenges with greater resilience

Mindfulness is commonly defined as the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally, to things as they are.

Mindfulness is being aware of everything that is happening for us from moment to moment, as opposed to being constantly distracted by racing thoughts, and missing what’s actually happening in our lives! By practicing mindfulness people notice they respond to challenges more skillfully and with greater compassion for themselves and others, and they develop a deeper sense of ease and peace.

Mindfulness meditation is easy to learn from an experienced practitioner, but to fully experience its benefits it takes practice. At Mindful Psychology Brisbane you can learn a variety of personalised practices that will help you integrate this important foundational skill into your daily life.