What is Mindfulness and How Can It Help You?

 
 

Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and surrounding environment, through a gentle and nurturing lens.  Mindfulness can help you manage your wellbeing and mental health through different kinds of meditation and can enable you to:
✓ feel less overwhelmed
✓ improve your sleep quality
✓ positively change the way you think and feel about your experiences
    (especially stressful experiences)
✓ increase your ability to manage difficult situations
✓ make wiser choices
✓ reduce levels of anxiety
✓ reduce levels of depression
✓ reduce levels of stress
✓ reduce the amount you chew things over in your mind
✓ have greater self-compassion

We are delighted to be able to offer you an 8 week mindfulness based stress reduction course. This evidence based well researched course was first design by on Kabat-Zinn in 1970 and is taught world-wide using simple, powerful practices that you can use in your daily life. Audio meditation will be available to you to help you with your daily practice, this will help increase your sense of awareness of your habitual style of thinking and behaving. It also helps reduce your levels of stress and anxiety. This 8 week course is run under the ‘Mindfulness Now’ program.

The 8 week mindfulness course is priced at £240 for 8 sessions.

To book your place, please click on this link

Alan’s Story

Alan’s passion towards exercise and wellbeing has been a real success story and here’s why…

Alan has always enjoyed being active and healthy, having run five full marathons over the last ten years, he also loves swimming and participating in the the odd spinning class. 

During Alan's last marathon he experienced an injury at 7 miles and later realised he had a  fracture below his knee, yes he still completed it... Crazy huh?!  He also endured another fracture playing golf soon after and through several tests and hospital appointments was later diagnosed with osteoporosis.  

Obviously gutted but not deterred, Alan was unhappy not knowing the reason why osteoporosis had occurred, he had always been conscious of staying fit and healthy so he decided to decline the traditional medication advised by the medical professionals (so much medication) and opted for a more holistic approach for recovery with a Functional Therapist.

The Functional Therapist suggested changing his diet, taking supplements and vitamins and continuing to practising regular Pilates and Yoga to encourage bone growth in order to help reverse the Osteoporosis to Osteopenia.  

His bone scan has now proved just that.... with good diet, exercise and some expert alternative holistic therapy you can be strong and healthy and continue to the things you love and enjoy.  

Alan recently visited the consultant who has now suggested he continues with all he is doing (with no medication) as it's clearly working and not to revisit him again for another 3 years.   

Stress will always play a huge part in disease so Alan decided to continue his ongoing training and development in Sports and Exercise Psychology and Mindfulness Teacher Training.  With regular Mindfulness practise and the combination of commitment, diet and Pilates and Yoga the results have been miraculous. The moral of the story is keep up your Yoga and Pilates and join Alan in Mindfulness.