Mindfulness comes from Eastern traditions of Buddhism. It is not something we do but something we are. It is the basic human ability to be present and aware; of our body, our mind, our thoughts and our environment. It is the self-regulation of our attention. We do this in a curious, kind and compassionate way, and without judgement.
Since its inception, mindfulness has been scientifically proven to reduce anxiety, depression and stress. During the workshop, we will give a brief tour of the history of mindfulness in Western Societies, considering the research into the neuroscience of mindfulness and its use in various therapeutic approaches before providing some exercises where you will have the opportunity to practice some simple yet effective techniques to help you to become more mindful in your day to day life.
The overall aim of the workshop is to provide theoretical understanding coupled with practical strategies to help increase physical and emotional wellbeing.