This week (7-13 Oct) we've been following along with Mindfulness week with In the Moment Magazine
Mindfulness is about living in the moment, being fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, instead of being not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
We can learn to practice Mindfulness, perhaps by doing meditation but also by taking the time to pause, check in with our breath, our surroundings, our five senses - bringing us back to the present instead of being in our head and worrying about what's about to happen or stressing about something in the past.
In the Moment Magazine have set out some lovely mindful activities for autumn including: stargazing, being creative, foraging, being by the sea, baking and walking. They have some great ideas for taking time for yourself.
We can fit mindful moments into our every day lives; we can even be mindful when we're washing up! Feel the warmth of the water, smell the scent of the dishwashing liquid, hear the water as it splashes into the bowl or the sink, see and take pleasure the sparkling clean dishes as you stack them on the drainer.
Mindfulness can help us feel better emotionally, stress levels are reduced, we can focus more easily, experience more happiness and better health overall. Chronic stress affects the whole body, leading to inflammation, pain, trouble with digestion, and lowered immunity. When we practice Mindfulness, our stress hormone levels are reduced and our body functions more effectively and healthily.
If you're already practicing Meditation and Mindfulness, you might be interested in passing these skills onto others. Our Meditation Teacher course enables you to deliver small meditation groups and work 1:1 with clients using the techniques of guided visualisation.
We've got several courses coming up:
If your venue isn't listed, please get in touch.