Mindfulness in Stirling is delivered by Dr. Louse Richards , Dr. Áine Lombard and Britta Schuessler.
Mindfulness is gaining growing popularity as a practice in daily life and in its application in clinical psychology. In 1979 Jon Kabat-Zinn was the first who brought mindfulness into the arena of medicine. He created the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme to help people who suffer from chronic disease to manage their stress and pain levels and thus increase the quality of their lives. He developed MBSR by adapting buddhist meditation practices. This program sparked the application of mindfulness ideas and practices in medicine for the treatment of a variety of conditions. Mindfulness can help with overcoming addictions, eating disorders, self harming and co-dependency as well as stress-induced illnesses like migraines, chronic pain and insomnia.There are two aspects to mindfulness.The first aspect is that of focusing awareness to what IS in the HERE and NOW. This can range from observing the environment we are in, to our body and its sensations, to our thoughts, behaviours and feelings.The second aspect is that of adopting a particular attitude toward our experiences in the present moment. This attitude is characterised by curiosity, openness, and acceptance as well as compassion.
Used in a therapeutic way mindfulness can help us to stop being in our heads too much. It is therefore particularly helpful with any form of obsessive thinking or behaviour, and for people who suffer from stress, anxiety or excessive worrying. It leads us to become more aware of the meaning we attach to everything we experience, the stories we tell ourselves in relation to the actual events that happen. This is hugely empowering as it allows us to examine and question what kind of meaning we attach to something, and what values and beliefs we hold. It helps us to make more conscious choices about what we want to think and how we want to be. Because of this it is a powerful tool for healing, transformation and growth.
Put simply mindfulness is a moment to moment awareness of your present experience without judgement; focusing on the here and now. Often we go about our daily lives with little awareness of the present moment, for example travelling to a destination without remembering the journey or leaving the home but hot noticing whether we locked the door.
Mindfulness has been shown to help reduce stress, reduce negative rumination and help people to deal with intrusive unpleasant thoughts. Mindfulness can be achieved using a variety of methods including meditation and exercises such as mindful breathing, mindful eating and mindful walking. Learning to be mindful is learning a new skill and therefore takes time and practice to be effective.
We run Mindfulness Courses.
The next course is scheduled to run for 6 weeks, from Sunday 8th April 2018 (11am-12.30pm). Course fee £150. You can reserve a place and pay the deposit on-line using the BOOK button above.
More information on this course click here http://oneallanpark.co.uk/mindfulness-course/
Please contact the clinic for more detail and reservation. Call 01786 359 188