What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment, giving you a space to breathe and take account of where you are in the world. This often takes form with the practice of meditation and guided practices. Come along to our Midsummer Mindfulness workshop on Saturday 17 June, 2pm to 4pm at Project:Me in Crouch End.

Mind full, or mindful? The image shows a man walking his dog thinking about everything and the dog walking, and thinking about walking.
Are you mind full, or mindful?

The classical definition as given by the Oxford Dictionary is:

mindfulness
ˈmʌɪn(d)f(ʊ)lnəs/
noun: mindfulness

  1. the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.
    “their mindfulness of the wider cinematic tradition”
  2. a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

What are the benefits of practicing mindfulness?

The practice of mindfulness enables you to learn to enjoy life more fully and;

  • Manage better with stress and anxiety
  • Improve concentration and attention
  • Build resilience
  • Improve health and wellbeing
  • Cope better at times of difficulty
  • Accept ourselves and others, as well as life events

Our mindful events will enable you to bring the practice of mindfulness into your life. Feel free to contact us to find out more.

What is Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)?

Mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) combines cognitive behavioural techniques with mindfulness strategies. It enable’s people to better understand and manage their thoughts and emotions to achieve relief from feelings of distress.

Mindfulness resources & research

Oxford Mindfulness Centre has a wealth of insights and research on neuroscience and the practice of mindfulness, visit Oxford Mindfulness Centre’s website for more information.

If you have any questions, leave a comment and we’ll get back to you!

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