Mindfulness is not a new thing and it has its roots in Buddhist traditions over 2,500 years old.
In the western world however, mindfulness teaching and wellbeing applications were established in the early 1970s. Teachers such as Jon Kabat-Zinn began to blend ancient practices such as meditation with a western approach to health and well being to produce an effective, safe practice for overall health and well-being that places the practitioner in firmly in charge of their own routine.
The way we think, and how we deal with our thoughts, plays a big part in our happiness, resilience and mental health. Mindfulness is firstly about awareness and the ability to live in the present moment. Mindfulness is a potentially life-changing way to alter our feelings in a more positive manner. A growing body of scientific evidence shows that it works for a wide range of mental ill health and physical conditions. Mindfulness training helps us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, we’re better able to manage them.
A structured Mindfulness Now 8 week programme offered in:
*shorter and more informal sessions are also available on request
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