What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a unique way of paying attention to our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and behaviour, that:
· Involves more than simply “going through the motions” of life
· Promotes greater self-awareness & recognition of how thoughts, behaviour and mood affect pain
· Helps clarify what is really important to you and encourages authentic living — making thoughtful decisions based on personal values, instead of reacting to pain and unpleasant emotional states
“Your mood, thoughts and emotions can affect your perception of pain and even your ability to heal … to maximize pain relief, it’s necessary to take advantage of the mind’s healing abilities. Mindfulness helps … put you back in control of regulating your pain, emotions and attention” (Gardner-Nix, 2009)
We strive to help clients build mindfulness skills to better cope with unpleasant thoughts, emotions and physical sensations, while increasing their sense of contentment, gratitude and life satisfaction