It seems that so much of our lives is spent either dwelling on past events or projecting into the future, so we end up missing out on our life which is happening right now.
Practicing mindfulness (and it does take some practice) can
* Increase resilience
* Reduce anxiety and stress
* Improve relationships
* Prevent depression relapses
* Help with sleep
* Release creativity
* Increase concentration and focus
* Boost the immune system
Also, maybe partly because of the above, it can make you happier.
Sitting, or standing and simply, for example, focussing on your breath, may sound an unlikely way to achieve all these outcomes...especially as I'll invite you to put your goals aside and just, well, maybe focus on your breathing...but after a few weeks of practice (there's that word again) most people report a remarkable difference.
I can offer individual sessions, teaching you some techniques to get you started and then support you in your practice.
Or why not join one of our courses as part of a group? Click below for details.
And if you've never tried mindfulness before, here are a couple of very short guided mini meditations to get you started. Click on them to download:
Saffron Miller - Mindfulness
1 minute breath count
3 minute breathing space