You are here now. Consciously aware of breathing, perceiving and reading this webpage. You may also be consciously aware of thinking, feeling and sensing something at this moment. Notice what is going on for you right now. So here you are now. Consciously being mindful and aware of your moment-to-moment experience.
Mindfulness is intentionally paying attention to your unfolding moment-to-moment experience, on purpose, while suspending judgment, with a kind and friendly attitude of acceptance for whatever your experience is.
Paying attention in this way allows you to notice how much time you spend dwelling in the past, anticipating the future or judging and criticizing yourself and others. In noticing this you can guide your attention back to the present moment and make informed choices about what to do next.
Being mindful supports you in becoming aware of what is going on in your mind and body in any moment. This means that you not only experience the richness, joy and vividness of life, but also see the difficulties you face more clearly. In approaching life mindfully, you learn to develop your capacity to turn towards the difficulties you face with kindness and acceptance, rather than habitual reactivity.
Living mindfully in this way, you will recognise that life events are not always within your control, but you have the inner resources to meet and respond to whatever might come your way. Mindfulness is not something you achieve or get, it is a capacity for awareness that you already have. One that can support you in strengthening your inner peace and emotional resilience.
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You can listen to Michelle's sample Guided Meditations on her Dropbox account here.
MBSR was devised by Jon Kabat-Zinn and colleagues over 30 years ago in the stress clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. It is an internationally recognised approach to stress and stress related illness, successfully employed in hospitals, health, business and educational settings, as well at the general population.
MBCT is based on the MBSR course devised by Jon Kabat-Zinn, though adapted and developed by John Teasdale, Mark Williams and Zindel Segal to meet the needs of people experiencing three or more episodes of recurrent depression. It is recognised by The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) as an effective intervention for depression. The programme has also been adapted for other specific groups such as those experiencing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and for Cancer patients and their carers.
How you experience life is based on how you think, feel and behave. Most of the time we find ourselves swept along by our thoughts and emotions, which can make us feel anxious, overwhelmed and exhausted. Most of us live on autopilot most of the time.
By learning and practicing mindfulness, you can become more present and aware, make peace with your past, live more fully in the present and create the future you want. Being mindful is a practical way to make significant changes to how you think and relate to yourself, interact with others and see the world.
During mindfulness coaching sessions you’ll create the inner space and peace you need to be present in your moment-to-moment experience. To show up for yourself and explore what’s important to you, and what’s getting in the way of having the life you want. You’ll learn mindful ways of approaching and being with difficulties and challengies in your life. And you’ll gain the focus, clarity and stability you need to live more peacefully and joyfully.
I use a unique blend of mindfulness, meditation, life coaching and Gestalt psychology to help you make the meaningful lasting changes you want in your life. You only have one precious life and being mindul will enable you to get the most out of each moment of your life. Contact me to ask questions and find out more.
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You will receive a welcome email giving you information to begin or continue your mindfulness practice.