“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.”
Mindfulness practice is a way of paying attention to the present moment without judgment or criticism, without perceiving something as good or bad. This practice helps us to come out of automatic pilot and also stops us focusing on the past and the future. By paying attention to the present moment in this way, we are more able to manage difficult, anxious and stressful feelings.
Many mindfulness practices focus on the breath and body; however, this practice can be done in many of our daily activities. For example, you can do this practice when you are eating, walking, driving or standing in a queue.
Research shows that mindfulness can help us to:
- Be present in this moment, right here, right now
- Stop ruminating about the past
- Stop worrying and becoming anxious about the future
- Gain greater self-awareness
- Improve problem-solving
- Improve attention and focus
- Be more empathic and accepting of ourselves and towards others
- Not be so attached to our mind and thinking
- Enjoy life more
Date of next course 8-week mindfulness course: TBC.
Please email if you would like to be put on a waiting list for the next upcoming course.
Please note that mindfulness may not suitable for everyone. If you are feeling suicidal or are having a psychotic episode, or have severe mental health issues, you are recommended to seek guidance from you GP or mental health professional before taking part in these exercises.