Namibia Tree

Mindfulness is the practice of being aware of your body, mind and feelings in the present moment.

Professor Mark Williams, Oxford University explains mindful awareness.

"Most of the time our attention is not where we intended it to be. It is hijacked by our thoughts and emotions, by our concerns, by our worries for the future, and our regrets and memories of the past. Mindful awareness is about learning to pay attention, in the present moment, and without judgement. It's like training a muscle - training attention to be where you want it to be. This reduces our tendency to work on autopilot, allowing us to us choose how we respond and react"

It has been around for millennia and is practised around the world. Recently it has received more widespread recognition and there are now thousands of research studies into the uses of mindfulness. Professionals are using mindfulness in Boardrooms, Schools, Prisons, Court rooms and hospitals across the world.

It helps us to learn how to respond differently to difficult situations. Instead of reacting immediately thinking the worst; we learn to stop and come back to our direct experience now.

Benefits

These are achieved through meditations, gentle movement and habit-breaking techniques. The Mindfulness we teach is secular (non-religious, non-spiritual). We don’t sit crossed legged (unless you want to…. and can!), we sit on chairs, lay down or stand up (whichever is most comfortable for you)... and we don’t chant.