What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a state of self-awareness. Being fully present in the moment, focusing on what you are doing, the environment around you, being conscious of your own thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations, without becoming overly reactive, overwhelmed or passing judgement.
Do I have to meditate to achieve mindfulness?
No, mindfulness is the awareness of ‘some-thing,’ whilst meditation is the awareness of ‘no-thing’. Mindfulness and meditation compliment and strengthen the other, however mindfulness can be practiced any time anywhere, whilst meditation is usually practiced for a specific amount of time.
What can mindfulness help with?
Mindfulness can help with a range of areas from anxiety, pain management, changing behaviours, jealousy, weight loss, lack of confidence, relaxation, aggression, changing habits, bereavement, sport performance, self-esteem, writers block, gambling, performance anxiety, relationship enhancement, fears, motivation, exam anxiety, improve communication, this is not an exhaustive list.
How many sessions will it take?
Sessions are tailored to the individual; you might feel that you want a few sessions in close succession or several over a few months. 4 – 6 sessions are generally recommended but as the client you control the process, so it’s entirely up to you. Mindfulness is not about keeping you on long term, it’s about helping you and sending you on your way again.
How much do the sessions cost?
Sessions are £50 and generally last around an hour to an hour and a half depending on what is being worked on at the time.
What is the process?
After initial contact and booking your first appointment, I ask for a £10 non-refundable deposit which is redeemable against your first session, this can be taken via BACS or PayPal.
Sessions can work over a time frame to suit you and your development. You may find weekly appointments useful to start with progressing to fortnightly or monthly and then none at all, with the option to come back anytime, as and when needed. Equally you may find that an intensive run of sessions is more suitable for you.
As each session is individually tailored to you, so is the process. Mindfulness is a great tool on its own or it can work well alongside hypnotherapy and NLP techniques, if this turns out to be something that could be beneficial to you. Check out the NLP coaching page or Hypnotherapy page for more information.
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