What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a form of meditation with its roots in Buddhism. It helps you develop skills and techniques to cope with the daily challenges a busy life can bring such as stress and anxiety. It involves making a special effort to give your full attention to what is happening in the present moment –and to what's happening in your body, your mind and or your surroundings.
Why should I practice Mindfulness?
Recently Mindfulness has seen resurgence and is a ‘buzz word’, but this should not take away from the fact that it really works. Mindfulness is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence as a technique to reduce stress and prevent the recurrence of depression. It is a tool that, when used effectively, can bring many benefits. Mindfulness can reduce the pace of life to a manageable level, helping you make the most of time and enjoy a calmer lifestyle.
Who is it for?
Mindfulness has proven beneficial to busy mums who just need to take time out to relax and re-energise. It is for professionals who experience stress and want to find a healthy way to deal with it, it is for people who work in environments where burn out is a possibility, and for those on in the creative side of life where focus and problem solving are important.
In this video - past participants of the AWARE Mindfulness Programme explain why they practice Mindfulness and the benefits of practicing Mindfulness in their day to day life.
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