Core / Mindfulness

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness

Sometimes it’s easier to try being mindful than it is to describe it, so let’s start by giving it a go through a guided exercise (which is often how we ‘practice’ mindfulness in order to improve our ability to more mindful in daily life), give yourself 5 or 6 minutes to try this… Start by […]

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What happens on a mindfulness course?

A mindfulness course

Although each practitioner will run courses differently, it’s likely that will be similarities between courses run over eight weeks.  And that’s the first thing to appreciate, that mindfulness courses are usually run over multiple weeks, most commonly 8 weeks, with one formal session per week of typically 2.5 hours. Whereas some courses may be shorter […]

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Why practice mindfulness?

Looking for the benefits

Our lives play out in the current moment.  Of course we have plans, goals and desires – we often look to the possible or planned future for inspiration and motivation – and that’s really good.  Similarly, we look to the past to learn or reminisce, which again can be helpful.  (and here comes the ‘but’) […]