Mindfulness is the intentional practice of bringing our awareness to the current moment, this helps us to limit worrying about the future and thinking back to the past. The state of being mindful also helps us to create some distance between us and our thoughts – the thoughts that cause mental chatter in our heads and because they have a negative bias, they are often at the root of our discomfort in life. We can be mindful formally, via guided meditations or we can practice mindfulness in a simple, informal way, by paying careful attention to a task or during a walk, for example.
The philosophy of Mindfulness also includes seven key attitudes which help us live our lives in the easiest, most comfortable way possible. They include Acceptance, Non-Judgement, Patience and others.
I trained under the expert supervision of the Devon School of Mindfulness, and am able to deliver the MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) programmes formally, however I incorporate Mindfulness into my coaching sessions regularly, as I find it very helpful for clients as a way of calming the mind and connecting it to a more empowered, resourceful state.
Would you like to learn more about it? Please contact me to discuss.
I hold the personal belief, shared by many others, that we are spiritual beings experiencing a human existence. Sometimes, particularly during difficult times in our lives, we can become disconnected from our spirituality, and feel that we are alone and without support.
If a client holds spiritual beliefs, I work to reconnect them to their Higher Self and the wisdom and compassion that this Self holds. It is a great privilege for me to do this and I see clients thrive when they regain their self-trust, heal past traumas, feel more grounded and incorporate their Highest Self into their decision-making.
I do not force this element of my work onto clients who are not so inclined as this would go against the principles of coaching and working in a person-centred way. I work within the client's frame of reference which can be any religion, faith or belief structure (such as The Twelve Steps in AA).