What Is Mindfulness?

Posted on 31st March 2015 | Category: Useful Tools

When I discuss mindfulness with clients, I define it as: ‘Consciously bringing awareness to your here-and-now experience with openness, interest and receptiveness.’

There are many facets to mindfulness, including living in the present moment; engaging fully in what you are doing rather than ‘Getting stuck’ in your issues, or hooked by your feeling and thoughts! For example: Spending all your time in analysis over thinking and worrying. To the extent that everything that is important in life starts to slip away, as you lose contact with it.

How Can Mindfulness Help You?

Applied Mindfulness can provide the opportunity to, learn to allow your feelings to be as they are, letting them come and go rather than trying to control them. When we observe our private experiences with openness and receptiveness, even the most painful thoughts, feelings, sensations and memories can seem less threatening, or unbearable.

Mindfulness can help us to transform our relationship with painful thoughts and feelings, in a way that reduces their impact and influence over our life.

Learn how to stop struggling and start living today!