What is mindfulness?
Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of the modern mindfulness movement, defines mindfulness as “paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present-moment, and non-judgmentally.” That is, maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and the surrounding environment without criticism.
What are the benefits of mindfulness training?
There are many benefits of mindfulness training. Some benefits include:
- An ability to deal more effectively with stressful situations
- Greater ability to remain productive despite an agitated state of mind
- An understanding of how to transform negative thought patterns
- Feeling less judgmental and critical of oneself and others
- Feeling mentally and physically relaxed
What is the difference between mindfulness and meditation?
In short, meditation is an action. Meditation is the formal practice of developing ‘awareness’. Whereas, mindfulness is a state of mind. Mindfulness is the practice of non-judgemental, present-moment awareness. Mindfulness is a necessary component of meditation.
What mindfulness training do you offer?
We offer one-off workshops (either one or two hours long), or a program of one hour per week for four weeks. Please contact us for further information on availability and pricing.
Do you offer private mindfulness sessions?
Yes. We offer private mindfulness sessions via Google Hangouts. Please contact us for further information on private mindfulness sessions.
Are you covered by insurance?
Yes. We are fully covered for both professional indemnity and public liability.