Mindfulness in practice
Professor Mark Williams, clinical psychologist, says that mindfulness can be an antidote to the “tunnel vision” that can develop in our daily lives, especially when we are busy, stressed or tired.
“It’s easy to stop noticing the world around us. It’s also easy to lose touch with the way our bodies are feeling, and to end up living ‘in our heads’ – caught up in our thoughts without stopping to notice how those thoughts are driving our emotions and behaviour.
This day will allow you to experience mindfulness and how effectively you can incorporate it into your every day life.
“An important part of mindfulness is reconnecting with our bodies and the sensations they experience. This means waking up to the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the present moment. That might be something as simple as the feel of a banister as we walk upstairs.
“Another important part of mindfulness is an awareness of our thoughts and feelings as they happen moment to moment.
“Awareness of this kind doesn’t start by trying to change or fix anything. It’s about allowing ourselves to see the present moment clearly. When we do that, it can positively change the way we see ourselves and our lives.”
About June O'driscoll
June O'Driscoll is an executive and life coach, a licensed trainer of NLP, accredited diploma in coach training, trainer, Reiki master teacher, meditation and mindfulness trainer. Through years of experience June has worked very successfully with clients to change unwanted behaviour, particularly panic attacks, stress, weight-loss, anxiety.