Mindfulness-based therapy

Mindfulness has been defined as “the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally (KabatZinn 2014).

Mindfulness therapy is not concerned with relaxation, though that might be a side benefit from certain mindful practices. The focus is on increasing your awareness of the thoughts, feelings, and actions that hinder your progress. This process provides a realistic appraisal of where you are and what condition you are in mentally.

The more fully you are aware of your situation as it is here and now, the more effectively you can take action to change it. Becoming the observer of your internal experience allows you to notice your thoughts as passing mental events, not reality itself and you are more in touch with life through your body and senses rather than mostly through your unexamined and habitual thoughts.

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The practice of mindfulness has the potential to free you from rumination and endless doing that can imprison you in unhappiness and stress.

It offers a set of practical tools, exercises and attitudes to help you connect more fully to your whole experience (internal, external/ mind and body). When you are better able to do this, you greatly expand your psychological  choices for skilful and adaptive actions.

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An effective practice.

Mindfulness has a high level of efficacy in working with anxiety and depression because of its ability to build awareness of what’s happening in the present moment (rather than being caught up in ruminations about the past or future). Mindfulness also builds capacity for acceptance of and tolerance for undesired feelings as well as for self-compassion.

Useful Mindfulness Resources

For more information about Mindfulness, the following links are available:


Mindfulness in 10 Easy Steps


Beginners Guide to Mindfulness

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Mindfulness of Breath


How Mindfulness can help address Insomnia

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Building your skills and learning more adaptive ways to manage life’s challenges is an investment in you and your relationships.