Mindfulness

 

“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way;On purpose,in the present

moment,and non judgmentally.”  This is how Jon Kabat-Zinn, a teacher of mindfulness

meditation and the founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program at the

University of MassachusettsMedical Center, describe this form of therapy.

 

Adapted from Buddhist medititive practices, mindfulness interventions create an

awareness of what is happening both internally and externally in the present moment.

 

Commonly used for clients presenting with stress, anxiety and depression but has a wider reach with other problems too.

 

This meditation practice utilises an alert conscious awareness.  Guided meditations are short initially but develop in to longer and more indepth practices as the sessions progress.

 

Home practice between sessions is required