In simple terms, Mindfulness involves paying attention to each event experienced in the present moment within the body and mind. The attention should be non-judgmental, non-reactive and accepting.
One should regard becoming ever more mindful as a journey, rather than a destination. The approach allows the person to overcome many everyday barriers such as stress, anxiety and depression because it teaches the individual to experience events in a more impersonal and detached way.
Mindfulness has its roots in meditation and blends numerous approaches such as yoga. Meditation enables the individual to reprocess internal experiences with more awareness, neutrality and acceptance. It focuses on the breath to develop concentration and take control of attention. This is particularly helpful for people with specific learning difficulties who often report difficulties with concentration and attention.
The benefits of counselling are not always obvious. If you’re thinking about any form of counselling, you might find it helpful to review this Ted Talk, where a former client of Dr Maz Mohamedali discusses her experience. https://youtu.be/QXtia_I5rPs
If you think you might benefit from the services of a Mindfulness Counsellor, call us on 01992 589 159 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.