Mindfulness based meditation is a way of connecting with yourself.
We lead busy lives, and don’t always focus on what we are doing; for example, have you ever found yourself eating a chocolate bar, then realising you’ve got to the end of it without even really noticing?
Often, we are “not present”; we fail to notice good things in our lives, we fail to listen to our bodies, or we overwhelm ourselves with feelings of stress, anxiety, worry and self-criticism.
Meditation won’t take away life’s pressures, but it can help you to respond in a calmer manner, helping heart, head and body.
It helps us to gain clarity, insight and understanding. Practising mindfulness allows us to be fully present in our life and work, and helps to improve our quality of life.
Sometimes, we talk about the “A B C” of mindfulness:
The benefits of mindfulness include helping you to: