Mindfulness is often seen as a modern-day buzz word – but it really works! In this hectic world we live in, we are sometimes so busy and distracted that we don’t take time to stop and connect with ourselves.
By allowing ourselves to be in the present moment, knowing what is happening as it is happening, we are able to disengage from the pressures of life, and just be.
Mindfulness is a journey
I began my mindfulness journey as a very stressed mum with a toddler and a baby, feeling like there was no escape from the pattern of bouncing between baby and child’s needs. I felt the pressure rising within me and I had no idea how I would cope when I went back to work.
Mindfulness was my escapism, my little bit of ‘me’ time; I found it calmed my mind, helped to manage my emotions and significantly reduce my stress levels. As I developed a regular practice, I found myself being less reactive and snappy and becoming more accepting, loving and kind; I genuinely felt like a nicer person.
Having directly experienced these benefits to my home and work life, I wanted to share them with others and I now teach the Mindfulness Association’s 8-Week Mindfulness Based Living Course (online and face to face) and enjoy sharing mindfulness with community groups, corporate groups and schools.
8 week Mindfulness Based Living Course
I would like to introduce you to the 8 week Mindfulness Based Living Course, developed by the Mindfulness Association, taking you on a journey of personal awareness and development.