“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
- Chronic Fatigue, fibromyalgia, psoriasis
- Other conditions such as eating disorders, hypertension, headaches etc
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.