“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart” Helen Keller

What are the benefits?

  • Greater awareness
  • An increased ability to concentrate and relax.
  • A greater balance, appreciation and enthusiasm for life as it is.
  • An increased resilience to deal effectively with difficulties.
  • An increased ability to manage fear, anger, anxiety, worry and depression.
  • A noticeable decrease in physical and psychological difficulties – less reactivity.
  • A greater ability to relate to others and oneself with kindness and compassion
  • “I’m kinder to myself”
  • “I don’t get triggered so much”
  • “I’ve learned not to believe my thoughts – thoughts aren’t facts”

Conditions mindfulness can help with

There is a growing body of research into the benefits of Mindfulness as an approach in a number of conditions which include:

  • Low mood, recurrent depression
  • Stress, anxiety, panic
  • Recurrent depression
  • Chronic pain
  • Insomnia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Fatigue, fibromyalgia, psoriasis
  • Other conditions such as eating disorders, hypertension, headaches etc
  • Addictions

For further details of current research studies into Mindfulness based Approaches

‘The evidence in support of MBSR is so strong that almost three-quarters of GPs think it would be beneficial for all patients to learn mindfulness meditation skills’.  Be Mindful, Mental Health Foundation.