WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?

Mindfulness means paying attention to yo
ur experience, 
on purpose, in the present moment, without judgment.

 
You simply experience your experience with curiosity and acceptance. Both pleasant and unpleasant experiences are approached in this way, allowing you to face all of life’s ups and downs with equanimity – a balance of mind that is unshakeable.
This brings a deep sense of inner peace, which can be transformative and liberating.

A growing body of research into Mindfulness has shown its effectiveness in health and well-being, the management of stress, anxiety and depression and improved immune system functioning. 

It fosters qualities such as insight, empathy, patience and discernment. It can improve your relationships, sharpen attention
and improve emotional balance.
 
Mindfulness is not so much something you do. Rather, it is a way of being. For many of us, stepping out of doing mode into being mode takes some practice because our culture conditions us from a young age to get ahead
. Mindfulness helps us to make this shift. Ironically, by doing less and being more we often find ourselves being more productive, and enjoying what we do to a greater degree.

 

Click on this link to read a Sunday Telegraph article about Mindfulness, which contains an interview with Paul:
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/10564701/meditation-mindfulness-andy-puddicombe-depression.html

PAUL CHRISTELIS
(MA Clin Psych; MSc Mindfulness-Based Approaches)

Paul has worked as a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist,
clinical supervisor, writer, group facilitator and teacher for over
twenty years. As director of School of Moments, he is
dedicated to helping people to be more present in their lives,
in their relationships, work and with themselves.

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