What we're about
What is Mindfulness
Mindfulness is a way of training the mind to be present. It is a secular meditative practice, which involves paying attention to what is happening as it happens, and doing so with an attitude of kindness, acceptance, and non-judgment. As such, cultivating mindfulness results in greater self-awareness, and enables us to become more joyful, more empathic, and more resilient. We can learn to respond with greater wisdom and flexibility to difficult emotions and experiences, and learn to live with greater happiness and vitality.
Aim Of The Group
The aim of this group is to explore the benefits of a mindfulness practice. There are two ways to practice Mindfulness; formally and informally.
A Formal method basically involves a meditation practice, taking time to sit and meditate, focusing on the breath and utilising the senses, awareness of thoughts and feelings.
The informal approach simply involves bringing mindful awareness to everyday life; eating, walking, listening and in your interactions with other people.
We will discuss what mindfulness is, the benefits of mindfulness, what to expect from mindfulness training, enjoy guided mindfulness meditations, mindful lunches and dinners, mindfulness afternoons and mindful sharing circles.
I believe everyone should have the opportunity to benefit from mindfulness, regardless of their circumstances.