Meditation & Mindfulness
‘Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.’
– Thich Nhat Hanh
LEARN MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION
It is widely accepted that meditation and mindfulness are now one of the most thoroughly researched of all psychotherapy methods.
I facilitate groups specifically for experiencing and learning more about meditation and mindfulness techniques.
The following techniques taught through meditation and mindfulness include:
- Breathing exercises which help to relieve stress and bring us in to the present moment.
- Present Moment Awareness.
- Open awareness meditation.
- Focused awareness meditation.
- Mindfulness meditation.
- Heart-centred breath.
- Loving kindness meditation.
- Power of gratitude.
All of these are very powerful methods to help reduce stress, bring clarity and ease, help to let go emotions and feelings that no longer serve us, and bring our attention into the present moment.
BENEFITS OF MEDITATION
Some benefits may include:
- Helping you to feel calmer, relaxed, centred, balanced, and more energised.
- Reducing stress and increasing wellness.
- Improving focus of attention and concentration.
- Improving sleep patterns and helping with insomnia.
- Activating the healing response.
- Coping with difficult emotions and emotional trauma.
- Gaining clarity in life purpose and sense of direction in life.
- Clarity in goal setting.
- Helping you through life and career transitions.
- Increasing your understanding and compassion towards self and others.
- Increasing your creative response.
- Increasing your sense of connection.
‘Let there be an opening into the quiet that lies beneath the chaos, where you find the peace you did not think possible and see what shimmers within the storm.’
– John O’ Donohue
‘Meditation connects you to the deepest aspects of yourself. The fluctuations of life – your roles, responsibilities, relationships – come and go, but with meditation this presence is never masked… meditation also reduces the effects of the stress which can veil your awareness of this aspect of you. With stress reduced, you can see the world and yourself more clearly.’
– Sarah McLean
‘Mindfulness is not new. It’s part of what makes us human – the capacity to be fully conscious and aware. Unfortunately, we are usually only in this state for brief periods of time, and are soon reabsorbed into familiar daydreams and personal narratives. The capacity for sustained moment-to-moment awareness, especially in the midst of emotional turmoil, is a special skill. Fortunately, it is a skill that can be learned.’
– Germer, Siegel & Olendski