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A reminder of the benefits of Mindfulness?

17th November 2018by Centred Counselling1News

A reminder of the benefits of Mindfulness?

17th November 2018 by Centred Counselling1

Mindfulness can be an experience somewhere between wrestling a crocodile and laying in a field of long grass on a sunny day, so too is the reminder that it exists.

I was relaxing through reading this afternoon when I came across this article by William Irwin he was writing for Psychology Today magazine.

What is it about the practice of mindfulness that produces such helpful results and yet so often the actual doing part falls to the wayside under a long list of other things in our lives that take priority.

The ‘Monkey Mind’ is my most favourite way of describing the mischievousness that happens when I endeavour to think only on my breath, and Williams description and reminder of the importance of our Monkeys is also a gentle reminder around compassion for all parts of ourselves, even if they seemingly muddling our intentions.

So, I thought I would share this with you all, especially as there is a holiday season upon us soon and returning to mindfulness might be a great tool to strengthen resilience in advance, as well as singing in the shower.

Is 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.

Cover image courtesy of:
Lesly Juarez

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