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What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is intentional focused awareness of emotions, sensations and thoughts in the present moment without reacting in an automatic or habitual way.

How can Mindfulness help me?

Mindfulness can help you if you want to increase your ability to relax, manage chronic pain, reduce stress and anxiety, improve memory and concentration, give you better emotional resilience and improve your ability to cope better with stressful situations.

What happens during a Mindfulness session?

In Mindfulness sessions you will be taught - and encouraged to practice - a variety of meditations, (very) gentle movement exercises and a number of habit-breaking techniques. We sit on chairs, lay down or stand up - whichever is most comfortable for you - we don’t sit crossed legged (unless you particularly want to) and we don't chant... even if you do want to!

Will I need to talk about my personal situation?

No - you may be asked how you feel following particular exercises to help you tune your technique and ensure you're getting the full benefit - but Mindfulness is not counseling.

Is Mindfulness right for me?

If you are currently experiencing on-going low-level anxiety/stress or low-mood then the Stress course is for you.  If however you are suffering depression or other mental health conditions I would suggest that you wait until you are well before taking the course. Please feel free to call if you are unsure.