“Serenity is not freedom from this storm. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness Practice helps us find a way of becoming ‘tuned in’ to ourselves, to others and the world around us. This enables us to have greater control over the way we respond to life’s challenges and to achieve more harmony and contentment.

It offers an integrative, mind/body approach that helps us relate more effectively to our experiences. It involves paying attention, with gentleness and kindness, to thoughts, feelings and sensations, with the result that we become more ‘present’ and ‘aware’, less drawn to worrying about the future or re-living the past.

A rapidly expanding body of research is suggesting that mindfulness practice can help people manage a range of physical and mental health problems, as well as promoting general health and well-being. Research has shown that it helps reduce stress, improve immune-system response, and bring about changes in the brain which lead to increased positive mood.

Mindfulness is now taught in hospitals, schools and the corporate sector as well as a range of government agencies. It is recommended by NICE (The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) for the treatment of depression.