Mindfulness is developed by purposefully paying attention in a non-judgmental way to your experience of your body, your mind and the world around you. Mindfulness is about being fully awake and aware and living in the present moment, rather than time travelling in the past or the future. Mindfulness courses either face to face or online can help you train your mind, much like you would train your body in a gym for greater resilience to cope with the relentless pace of today’s frantic world, enhance mental health and wellbeing, but more importantly to embrace the joy of living.
The idea is that staying in touch with the present in this way, from one moment to the next, may lead you to experience yourself differently, perhaps feeling less stuck or recognising more strength, balance and confidence in yourself. Most people completing the programme report lasting physical and psychological benefits including:
- Greater self-confidence and more acceptance of life as it is
- An increased ability to relax and experience calm
- An increased ability to cope effectively with both short and long term stressful situations
- More energy, enthusiasm and appreciation for life