Mindfulness for adults
Having been involved in Mindful sessions whilst I was teaching preschool, I realised how beneficial these classes are not only for the young but also for the older. I have been practicing meditation for at least 10 years through my regular yoga practice. It has certainly assisted me in feeling more connected and aware of how I react and respond on a daily basis. I feel calmer and less tense especially when I feel challenged and chaotic and confused. I have participated in MBSR (Mind Body Stress Release) based on the work of Prof Jon Kabat Zinn course with Linda Kantor and have incorporated Mindfulness into my daily practice.
Definition: Mindfulness is the self-regulation of attention with an attitude of curiosity, openness, and acceptance.
Mindfulness is simply being in this moment right here, right now with nothing to do and nowhere to go. It is the ability to see your feelings and thoughts without getting carried away by them. Mindfulness is a way of learning to pay attention to whatever is happening in so allowing a greater sense of connection to your life inwardly and outwardly. It is paying attention to sensations and emotions or even the lack of them.
Mindfulness keeps you in the present. Mindfulness will help you be a happier human being. It helps develop awareness and consciousness. Mindfulness allows you to respond thoughtfully and responsibly instead of reacting. Continuous practice will help you to be aware and tuned in to all the senses. It is a smile on the inside. Mindful awareness is the ability to soothe yourself in the moment and avoid a knee-jerk reaction. This is why mindfulness must be practiced and cultivated. It helps you cope with stress, pain and illness. Meditation can actually rewire your brain, creating new neural pathways increasing brain density and grey matter. Through breathe exercises, meditative practices and awareness mindfulness is achieved.
I create a space for insights to bubble up. A place where you can connect to being here now, with no judgement. It is a space to experience that which is pleasant and unpleasant, befriending yourself, through the simple technique of paying attention with the breath coming to a place of quiet, peace and acceptance within. This is where infinite possibilities become available.
I am available to guide group sessions in schools, corporate and communities. These sessions last from 20 – 45 minutes dependant on your needs. The cost varies from group to group.
You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf – Jon Kabat Zinn