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Mindfulness Meditation

Stress Reduction through Awareness

The kind of moment to moment awareness invoked by tuning into your breath and to every other aspect of your life is called MINDFULNESS. It is developed by purposefully paying attention in a non-judgmental way, to what is going on in your body and mind, and in the world around you. Staying in touch in this way from one moment to the next creates a shift in awareness which may lead to seeing things somewhat differently, perhaps to feeling less stuck, or to a sense of having more options, more strength, more wisdom and clarity and more confidence in your possibilities.

The Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Course was designed and developed in the

1970’s by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn (author of “Full Catastrophe Living”) and his colleagues in Massachusetts, USA, in order to help people cope better with stress, chronic pain and long-term illness. It was further developed into the Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for depression (MBCT) by Williams, Teasdale and Segal, and is promoted by the Centre for Mindfulness, Research and Practice at the University of Wales, Bangor.

The course that I teach is based on both of these Mindfulness approaches. Read more...

Considerable scientific evidence-based research has demonstrated the success of these methods in promoting change and working with difficulties. MBCT is now included in the guidelines of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).

For further information on the research please see the website of the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice:

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Stress Reduction through Awareness

Useful Links:

The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP)


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Center for Mindfulness

in Medicine, Health Care and Society

Mindfulness Network


Who can benefit from mindfulness training?

All of us! It is not necessary to have a specific health problem to find it helpful. We all have times in our lives when we experience difficulties, stress and struggle, and for some of us this is our daily experience. 

The problem or illness itself may not change, but the way we relate to and cope with the difficulty may shift, making it feel significantly easier and creating space for new possibilities to arise. 

We can see how often we are

missing the moments of our lives and how our habitual and reflex reactions to events often add layers of difficulty for us on top of the original problem! 

The course is therefore potentially open to any of us who are at a point in our lives where we wish to, and are ready,

to look deeply at ourselves. People also come to mindfulness courses to gain skills in dealing with particular conditions such as

  • Stress
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety and Panic
  • Depression
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Eating Disorders
  • Skin Disorder
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic Pain
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Disease
  • Cancer

and other long-term illnesses.

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