Most of us are now familiar with the idea of going to the gym in order to get fit and maintain our physical health. The notion, however, of cultivating the skills to develop and maintain a healthy brain and mind to support flourishing in both our emotional and social lives is a less familiar idea.
What is even less well known is that each and every one of us already has the innate capacity to be mindful. All it takes is a little time and attention with which to nurture and grow this quality to benefit our own lives and those of the people that we share it with.
Mindfulness helps you to re-connect with the joy and possibility involved in being alive and to bring a sense of appreciation and gratitude to life. Meditation involves cultivating the qualities of curiosity, warmth, gentleness and kindness to bring to the ordinary and everyday. Following a mindfulness course, many people report dealing better with stress, feeling closer to nature, their family and friends and more easily able to touch in to the stillness and quiet beneath their busy lives.
Mindfulness meditation can also be used to prevent relapse for people with recurrent depression and to reduce pain and restore a sense of wellbeing in people with long-term health conditions. It is also an effective way of coping with the stresses and constant demands of a busy life.
Mindfulness meditation can help you to cultivate kindness and compassion, grow and flourish in all areas of your life and re-connect with with joy of being alive.
I am a BAMBA Listed Mindfulness Teacher, Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (UK).
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