Where does it Come From?
The origions of mindfulness are believed to have begun within Buddhist practices and has been practised for hundreds if not thousands of years. Most likely originated from ancient meditation practices, essentially it is a practice you engage in to calm the mind and relax the body helping yourself to stay in the moment.
What is Mindfulness and Mindfulness Meditation?
In modern times Jo Kabat-Zinn is the founder of mindfulness based stress reduction, his research interests are focused mainly on the mind-body interaction and it’s aid to healing. He is also focussed on the clinical applications of mindfulness meditation training, and the effects of this on the brain and the immune system- he has written many books on this and won awards for his work. This is the approach I use with private clients and within my classes, because it is a very hands on practical way to integrate mindfulness into modern life and so means that you can begin to use it straight away to help your to train in new ways of being.MBSR techniques include –
- Group/Individual discussions
- MBSR exercises
- Mindfulness Meditations
- Mindful Me Plans
- Homework to complete on each of the weekly subjects
- Unlimited access to the Mindfulness Meditations for home use.
Our Norfolk based Mindfulness program is designed to understand a variety of areas of life we can use mindfulness including a Mindful me plan so you can firstly connect to what areas could be of most help to you to realign. If you are happy with group settings this is offered as 1 hour sessions over 8 weeks and costs £115 if you would prefer to arrange this as a one to one it is offered as 60-90 minute sessions over 4 weeks and costs £240. Please feel free to use this mindfulness meditation to the right to get a general idea of how ‘staying in the present’ can feel. For more information please feel free to contact me here.