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Mindfulness

How to take control of your life and your mind

History of Mindfulness
 

Mindfulness is the practice of being aware of what is happening or what you are experiencing in the present moment with kindness towards yourself. Mindfulness also involves non-judgement and acceptance. We are noticing what is happening in both our internal and external world with acceptance and openness rather than constantly judging our experience as either good or bad. Meditation is also a central part of most people’s mindfulness practice. With the world we live in so fast paced and such a focus on getting lots of things done, the idea of being fully present in the moment and doing one thing mindfully appeals to people and also is a great tool for reducing stress

 
The Benefits of Mindfulness


Many people live in the past or in the future. Their minds are taken up with worries and anxiety over what is to come or regret, judgement and sadness over what has past. Mindfulness is all about living in the present and leaving the past and the future where they are. Mindfulness has been proven to reduce stress levels and to reduce anxiety. It has also been a very successful way of dealing with depression. Mindfulness has been shown to affect how the brain works and it has even been found to alter the structure of the brain.

There are many benefits of mindfulness for physical health also. Mindfulness has huge benefits for heart health. When someone practices mindfulness, his or her sleep is better. When we get better sleep all our body systems benefit. Mindfulness has also been found to help manage chronic pain. It has also been found to be very effective in improving the body’s immune response. 
Mindfulness improves cognitive function and helps focus and attention.
 

How to Live More Mindfully
 

The basis of living mindfully is focusing on the present moment. There are many exercises that help us live more mindful lives. These include meditation, journaling and yoga. The easiest way to begin being mindful is to use our breath. 

To bring yourself into the present moment you can rest your awareness on your breath. Feel it coming into your body and leaving it again. Feel as your body expands and contracts. Then expand your awareness to the room around you. What do you see, hear, smell, taste and feel. After doing this for a minute or so continue with what you were doing.


How Do I Bring Mindfulness into my Daily Life

Do you feel overwhemed you have so much to do? Do you struggle with the busyness of modern life? Do you find it hard to get to sleep? Would you like some time out for yourself?

Join my Mindful Moments and get 2 half hour sessions a week for 4 weeks. Each of these will be a half hour of calm and relaxation, time for you. They will leave you better able to face all you have to face in daily life. You will also learn strategies you can carry into your every day life. 

MAGIC group

In this group you will get daily messages - Monday to Friday.  
Mindfulness
 Affirmations
Gratitude
Intention
Compassion
There will be challenges, courses and resources every month. You will also get reduced prices on any courses I run.