Mindfulness is a natural human ability to be present.
It has been defined by Jon Kabat-Zinn as "paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally".
Our capacity to be mindful can be developed both through meditation and practising in daily life. Mindfulness does not provide a quick fix, but regular practice has been shown to have many benefits for both our mental and physical health, and can help us to cope more creatively with the demands and stresses of modern life.
I can offer mindfulness sessions one-to-one, facilitate group workshops, or run a regular session at your workplace.
"I found these sessions helpful in reducing my stress levels and increasing my feelings of peace and inner calm, relaxing both the body and mind, and helping me to prepare for the day ahead."
"I found Helen's sessions very very helpful. Having to cope with my husband's diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease and the dramatic losses it brought to our lives, Helen helped me with how to try and quieten my mind. The idea of living in the moment, being aware of your emotions, thoughts and feelings, seems to be the only way you can cope in such a hard time. Helen's gentleness, calmness and understanding made it all easier for me ."
"I really look forward to getting away from the stresses of work and life for a little while. I was sceptical at first because I find it really hard to relax, but it got easier and I find these sessions really help 're-boot' the day. The mindfulness group is always a peaceful, quiet and kind atmosphere. Helen has a real calming influence."