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About Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a journey into the heart of our lives.

It is an innate human quality we can develop and cultivate to pay wise attention to whatever is unfolding in our lives.

Mindfulness is a meditation practice of cultivating clarity, insight and understanding. In the context of our health, mindfulness provides a way we can learn to take better care of ourselves, exploring and understanding the interplay of the mind and body to develop inner resources.Mindfulness is described by Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic, at the University of Massachusetts, as ‘a way of paying attention on purpose in the present moment, non-judgmentally’.Cultivating the practice of mindfulness is scientifically recognised as having the potential to enhance our mind, body and relationships.Research on neural plasticity supports mindfulness meditation as a means of changing the brain through using the mind, with a growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating the beneficial effects of on aspects of health.People who cultivate mindfulness tend to experience less emotional distress, increases in positive mind states and a better overall quality of life.Mindfulness is helpful in preventing many stress related problems and has been shown to be an effective treatment for conditions including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Eating Disorders
  • Chronic Health conditions
  • Enhancing immune response
  • Attention Deficit Disorder