Mindfulness involves paying attention to our present moment experience with an attitude of openness, kindness and acceptance and meeting our experience in a compassionate and non judgmental way.
Being mindful is often described as a sense of “coming home’; a feeling of completeness and being connected in a more meaningful way to yourself and the world around you.
Will a mindfulness approach be useful to you?
- Are you on`automatic pilot` – a sense of surviving, rather than fully living the moments of life?
- Do you give yourself the kindness and care you extend so genuinely to others?
- Do you feel `driven` – like a hamster in a wheel, overwhelmed and never seemingly able to catch up?
- Are you noticing patterns of habitual reactions, persistent preoccupations of thought, lowered mood, raised stress or anxiety?
- Do you feel stuck?
Through mindfulness we begin to sense our feelings and see our thoughts in a different way cultivating a new attitude and approach which is non-judgemental breaking the destructive cycles of thoughts and actions which can detract from our well-being.
Now that Tracey has introduced us to mindfulness, it deepens the experience.
By dropping down a level, or more, we have a greater awareness of the connection between mind and body. Working with the breath, we accept ourselves just as we are, in the present moment, without judgement. It is liberating to understand our bodies and know that all is well – we may not always be flexible but we can simply observe our thoughts and notice what is happening without reacting.
~ Wendy Fairservice
How can I help?
I offer a MBSR and other approaches including 8 week courses, training days, mindful yoga and one-to-one mindfulness based therapy for individuals, schools and corporations. I am UK Network listed which means I teach in line with the guiding principles to promote good practice.