Feel calmer and happier with mindfulness. Mindfulness training is a powerful way to cultivate happiness and peace of mind.
At Mindful Psychology, we frequently incorporate mindfulness into counselling sessions as a simple and meaningful way for individuals to begin to effect positive change. You can learn a variety of ways to integrate these strategies into your daily life, either through meditation practices or simply through adding mindful moments into your day and practicing being more aware and present in your life.
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. The practice helps us develop the capacity to be more focused, and less impacted by all the thoughts and feelings that constantly come and go.
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 takes practice. At Mindful Psychology, you can learn a variety of personalised practices that will help you integrate this important foundational skill into your daily life.