Mindfulness is a specific awareness skill originally taught by the Buddha, 2600 years ago. It is a combination of awareness and compassion. We learn how to be present with our thoughts and emotions withoutbecoming overwhelmed by them and without becoming reactive.
It is a very powerful way of working with reactive thinking and painful emotions. When you bring mindfulness to an emotion, the emotion will automatically begin to change, transform and heal. It is equivalent to the natural healing that happens in the body and occurs by itself.
Mindfulness can be achieved in all moments simply by focusing on each breath. As you take that focused breath in, take a moment to also draw in your surroundings, the sights, the smells and the sounds. As you then release the breath, send with it any negative judgements or thoughts that pass through your mind, bringing you back to mindfulness. Each week a simple wisdom will be discussed, followed by a guided meditation to embrace the skill and facilitate the freedom of being present in each moment. Individual or group sessions are available at Your Health Hub depending on your preferences.