Benefits of practice

There are many scientifically proven benefits we may experience from learning mindfulness skills, including:

Reduction in stress and anxiety.

Improved mood.

Being less reactive and more responsive in stressful situations.

Improved immune system function.

Feeling calmer and more able to make decisions that support our wellbeing.

More effectively being able to manage chronic pain and illness.

Improved ability to regulate emotions.

Greater mental clarity and focus.

Finding it easier to disentangle from rumination or negative thought patterns.

Greater confidence and self-esteem.

Improved sleep.

Enhanced creativity and innovation.

Better leadership skills.

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The great thing about learning mindfulness is that you can’t get it wrong!

Whatever we are experiencing in any given moment is simply what’s happening, whether it feels pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral. Knowing this allows us to bring a curiosity to our own experience as it unfolds.

In recent years, mindfulness has become hugely popular in the west, and it seems that whatever we’re struggling with, mindfulness is guaranteed to help.

Mindfulness skills can be hugely beneficial for people who have experienced psychological trauma – they are a key component of many trauma-focused therapies, with cultivation of a dual awareness being essential to hold experiences of the past and present at the same time. Knowing what’s happening, as it’s happening is a foundational skill of self-regulation.

People who have been impacted by trauma often experience a range of intense traumatic stress sensations in the body, which can sometimes make it more difficult to turn their attention inwards. Additional shields, tools, and adaptations may be required to help people work with all they experience, trust their own process, and learn how to apply the brakes, or switch to a more resourceful tool if needed.

Our mission is to empower you to develop your own mindfulness practice in a way that best supports your needs, and to also recognise when mindfulness may not be the most helpful resource in your toolkit.

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“I attended the course to understand what the term mindfulness means, learn how to practice, and to lift the darkness that surrounds me. It has been helpful to try the different mindfulness exercises during the course with guidance from Kirsty and Cori. This has helped me to find the exercises that resonate with me. I have noticed a significant difference and I practice mindfulness most days. The breath work is helping me cope with my bereavement, depression and anxiety. When I practice mindfulness, I feel less edgy and anxious.”

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