Benefits of Mindfulness

Practising mindfulness has been shown to provide a sense of ease, and serve as a helpful antidote to stress.  Stress can sometimes undermine our health, quality of life and performance. Indeed, the evidence has shown that mindfulness can be an effective aid in the treatment of many mental and physical health issues, as well as generally improving our self-awareness, ability to manage stress/anxiety, relationships, and well-being.

Cultivating a mindfulness practice can help you:

  • Become more aware of how your mind works.
  • Notice the times when you get lost in automatic pilot / over-thinking / old negative patterns that activate downward mood spirals and give you the opportunity to be truly with yourself, in the moment.
  • Practice a different way of being with your day-to-day experience.
  • Become more connected to yourself and your body, helping you become attuned to what is happening in the moment.
  • Wake up to life happening inside of you and all around you, savouring moments instead of ‘being lost in thought’.
  • Develop kindness and compassion for yourself and others and acceptance of yourself just as you are.
  • Let go of the struggle and cultivate attitudes of patience, trust, non-judgement, non-striving, openness, and acceptance.
  • Increase clarity of thought, that allows you to see options and choices in every scenario.

To find out about the scientific research proving the benefits of mindfulness and MBSR specifically click here

“The best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment.”

Thich Nhat Hanh