What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the practice of focusing the spotlight of our attention on the present moment, by staying in the here and now we can avoid the difficulties of the past or the worries about the future that often cause us distress. Mindfulness is about being aware and awake to the present moment, with a calm, curious and compassionate attitude, which allows us live life to the full.
Mindfulness has been proven to be beneficial to mental health in the right circumstances, participants report feeling less stressed, more relaxed, more resilient to life’s changes, an increased self-awareness and confidence and improved well-being.
(Mindfulness Association - https://www.mindfulnessassociation.net/why-mindfulness/)
However, mindfulness as a theory or idea is not effective, it is only as a practice that it can bring about personal change. Therefore, all of our courses are experiential rather than academic.
How can you access mindfulness training at MindMosaic?
At MindMosaic we offer a variety of different mindfulness courses, from the 6 weeks Introductory Course through to the Mindfulness Association Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC). We also offer taster sessions, drop-ins, short courses and bespoke courses designed with your requirements in mind.
Kathryn Gardiner who delivers our courses is both a practitioner and teaching member of the Mindfulness Association, a UK based organisation accredited by the British Association for Mindfulness Based Approaches (BAMBA).
Please contact us to enquire about any of these options that may interest you.
Some comments from our clients…
“Within myself I feel more positive on my thoughts – outlooks on life.”
“Enjoyed this time of mindfulness. Got a lot from this in dealing with life’s stress.”
"I have learned to be more patient and relax more with the help of breathing exercises. Each week I have come away from each session with more ideas on how to be more aware of what is going on in my life and how to try varied way of relaxing and how to put in practice."
"Mindfulness has been helping me with my breathing through meditation, (different techniques) Mindfulness has also provided me with a great insight into managing and coping with chronic pain. It has helped me identify my feelings and provided great insight into accepting these and strategies to help me."
Mindfulness courses are therefore an introduction to the practice of being mindfully aware, our courses offer the opportunity to develop both a formal and an informal practice.