Welcome to Mindfulness and A Happier Life
Mindfulness has become quite the “in thing” in our society over the past few years however it has been used in some cultures for 2000 years or more.
As a coach and practitioner of Mindfulness, it is comforting to know that behind the hype, is substantial scientific based evidence of what happens to our brain and our physical wellbeing when we apply Mindfulness to our everyday lives.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness in common English means “paying attention”. The act of paying attention however is not what everyone is excited about. Mindfulness in this context means paying attention in a particular way. Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) has a worthwhile definition of Mindfulness :
The practice of Mindfulness is awareness, cultivated by paying attention in a sustained and particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.
Like any other learnt skill, Mindfulness takes practice, not unlike an elite athlete or a skilled musician. Not many things that matter in our lives “just happen” and Mindfulness in no different.
The good news is that the research conducted in clinical trials in the area of Mindfulness clearly show how our brain connects in the most positive way when we practice; compassion to others, self- compassion, gratitude and generosity, kindness and acceptance our lives improve.
At A Happier Life we coach Mindfulness to:
- Corporate Groups
- Sporting Groups
- Aged care and Retirement facilities
It has been highly publicised about successful Sporting teams including the current AFL Premiers Richmond, the Australian Women’s Football team the Matildas and many individual players and coaches have all applied Mindfulness to their group dynamics with wonderful results.
Applying Mindfulness to our everyday lives has been shown to:
- Reduce anxiety and stress
- Assist in pain management
- Healthier eating and exercise practices
- Assist in couple counselling
- Reduce Depression and PTSD.
- Enhance work group and team performance
Call 0412 656 287 or email us for further advice or an appointment.