Mindfulness means paying attention to what’s happening in the present moment in the mind, body and external environment, with an attitude of curiosity and kindness. It is typically cultivated by a range of simple meditation practices, which aim to bring a greater awareness of thinking, feeling and behaviour patterns, and to develop the capacity to manage these with greater skill and compassion. This has been found to lead to an expansion of choice and capacity in how to meet and respond to life’s challenges, and therefore live with greater wellbeing, mental clarity and care for yourself and others. (From Mindful Nation UK – Report by the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group, October 2015.)
For anyone interested in beginning a mindfulness practice, I offer a six-week, one-to-one introduction to meditation and mindfulness programme. Specifically tailored to each person, these hour-long sessions are essentially about slowing down and learning how to deeply listen to the body-mind – as well as exploring what you need in order to nurture a grounded, sustainable awareness practice. Sessions may include guided meditation; working with posture and the breath; gentle movement; visualisation; and walking meditation. Practice sessions sometimes (by mutual agreement) take place outside in the natural environment. Cost: £60 per session.
To find out more about this introductory programme, ask any questions you might have, and decide whether meditation and mindfulness feels right for you, I offer an initial 30-minute consultation (£30). To arrange an appointment, please call me on 07949 868426, or email me at [email protected]