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What is Mindfulness?

“Mindfulness means paying attention, in a particular way, on purpose in the present moment, non-judgmentally”.

Jon Kabat-Zinn - Professor of Medicine Emeritus and founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.

 I teach Mindfulness as an ART:

 A – Awareness of what you hold.

R – Realisation of what that’s doing to you.

T – Transformation through techniques and practice.

You’ll easily be able to fit the techniques I teach you into your daily schedule – no matter how busy you are.

I’ll teach you how to focus on your thoughts, feelings, and surroundings, without judging what pops into your mind. You’ll learn how to concentrate on the moment without thinking about the past or worrying about the future.

When you focus your mind, you’ll think more creatively and be more open to change. And even small changes can create HUGE, positive impact.

Building resilience in a frantic world through Mindfulness

Current  regular global atrocities. BREXIT.  An unclear future.  Add all that to the usual stresses of daily life, and is it any wonder many of us feel uncertain and worried?

We are living through what has been termed ‘VUCA times’. It stands for volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous.

You know those safety instructions we get on aircraft – the part where we’re told to put our own oxygen mask on first so we can help others? Well, I think that’s a good metaphor for what we need to do right now in our everyday lives.

We waste so much time and energy trying to change things we have no control over instead of taking care of our number one asset -  OURSELVES.

Mindfulness is an ideal way to give yourself some headspace.

Think of emotional well-being as a bank account. To buy food, pay the mortgage or go on holiday we need a healthy bank balance. In the same way we need to build up our emotional bank balance.

As we learn and regularly practice more relaxation techniques, the emotional bank balance builds up so that when we are hit with those tough challenges, we are more stable and able to deal with them. By being mindful and more present through simple tasks like conscious breathing and gratitude, the emotional bank balance can be topped up easily, regularly and daily.

Through regular mindfulness practice we can avoid feeling overwhelmed, and remain in control even when the outside world is in chaos.

“A very simple, elegant presentation that served to remind me of the essence of mindfulness – being in the moment and not judging, acknowledging compassion and gratitude to ourselves and others.  It highlighted the benefits of building this into a busy schedule, how having the courage to stop for five minutes can be like pushing the reset button.”

Gillian McDonagh|performance coach|attendee at June 2016 workshop

Want to know more about Mindfulness then email me at or call me on +44 (0)7720 271 610 to book your complimentary chat today.