Have you ever noticed as you go about your day, that your mind is often miles away thinking about something else? Maybe you find yourself caught up in a fantasy about the future, or you worry about an upcoming event that hasn’t even happened, or perhaps you often replay over and over again an experience or conversation in your head that only causes you more suffering and pain.
Left to itself, the mind wanders through all kinds of thoughts – including thoughts of anger, craving, revenge, self-pity, etc. As we indulge in these kinds of thoughts, we reinforce those emotions in our heart and mind, causing pain and suffering for ourselves and others.
Mindfulness is about paying attention to what we are experiencing from moment to moment, without being preoccupied with thoughts of the past, or concerns for the future. Practicing Mindfulness, gives us the opportunity to become more present with ourselves just as we are. This in turn, gives us insight into our own inherent wisdom, and teaches us how to stop perpetuating the unnecessary suffering that results from trying to escape the discomfort, pain and changes that we will all inevitably experience as a consequence of simply being alive.
Everything changes – Change occurs constantly within our mind and body, our relationships with others, through the death and loss of our loved ones, through sickness and the possible depletion of our mental or physical health, and within our working life and environment – impermanence is inevitable.
An enormous amount of suffering is created by our attitudes and resistances towards the unavoidable changes that we are faced with throughout our lives – we either want things to stay the same, or we want them to be different – either way it can cause us great pain, anguish and anxiety. Cultivating mindfulness by attending to what is happening in the here and now is the key to overcoming our suffering.
Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy can assist in learning to consciously notice what we are thinking and feeling right in the moment it is happening. Having this ability to be mindful, enables us to be present with our self in a different way. We become less afraid of emotions that have previously scared and distressed us, such as anger, grief, depression and anxiety, and gives us access to a much greater spectrum of experience by reducing our need to avoid and hide from our mental and emotional life.
My many years of mindfulness experience and practice, enables me to respectfully guide you to learn these skills. In our therapeutic sessions together, I will assist and support you in developing self awareness and healthy choices that can lead to a life that is more Balanced, Enjoyable and Fulfilling.
It is out of respect for each individual’s ability to heal and make healthy life changes and choices that I call my practice ‘Living Change’.
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