In today’s busy world, there is an increasing desire to take time out, create stillness and listen to the inner voice of the soul.
Turning our focus inwards through a consistent practise of mindfulness meditation can create life changing experiences for people.
Mindfulness meditation has both physical and mental benefits. It can help manage many health conditions including; anxiety, depression, high blood pressure and pain. Join me to practice mindfulness meditation.
Take some time out for yourself to relax, become more self-aware and develop new practices. I facilitate simple practical mindfulness meditation focused on being grounded, centred and relaxed. I provide an opportunity for participants to explore different techniques, allowing them to develop their own personal practise that suits their needs.
Mindful in Nature offers programmes online and in person meditation programmes. The services offered are secular and no prior experience with meditation is required.
What is mindfulness meditation?
Mindfulness meditation involves focusing your thoughts on the present moment and sustaining attention of the mind on the body, breath or senses.
How Do I Benefit From mindfulness meditation?
Mindfulness meditation can bring improvements in both physical and psychological symptoms as well as positive changes in health, attitudes, and behaviours. Studies have shown that the benefits of mindfulness meditation include, reduced stress, helps to ease symptoms of anxiety and depression, improves focus and self-awareness, hardwires your brain to be more calm and less reactive.
What Does mindfulness meditation Involve?
Mindfulness meditation is a mental exercise, that teaches you to become aware of your mental activity, slow down racing thoughts, let go of negativity, and calm both your mind and physical body.
What if my mind is too busy for mindfulness meditation?
Our minds are designed to think, we all have busy lives with lots of responsibilities. Meditation is simply about paying attention. It’s about becoming aware of your thoughts, emotions and physical sensations to make active choices.
How should I sit?
I encourage you to sit upright in a chair or on the floor, in whatever posture is comfortable for you. You may also like to lay down. You may like to try different postures and see what works best for you.
I have never tried mindfulness meditation before, is it hard?
Like starting anything new, it takes practise. You will probably notice your mind is busy and becomes easily distracted, that’s OK. With regular practise you will start to notice the benefits. I recommend keeping an open mind and not having any expectations of what your experience should be, look or feel like. Just be as you are, in the experience.
What To Bring?
Something to sit on (blanket, towel, yoga mat)
Warm comfortable clothes