Mindfulness

Mindfulness is about paying attention on purpose, to the present moment and our current experience. This sounds deceptively simple, but can be difficult to enact in our fast-paced world. While mindfulness has arisen out of Buddhist teaching, many in the secular world are making use of this centuries old philosophy, not only to enrich their lives but to manage an array of clinical difficulties. 

Some of the exercises recommended involve meditation practices, while others encourage greater awareness of ourselves and our experiences, through mindful eating; walking and paying attention to bodily sensations.

I have been a meditator for more than twenty years and was long interested in the Buddha's teachings on mindful awareness before it became popular in the Western world. I often incorporate mindfulness techniques into psychological interventions, especially those for anxiety and stress-related difficulties, including chronic pain.

I do not run mindfulness courses. If you are interested in doing one of these, I can refer you to an appropriate associate.

Wherever you go, there you are
― Jon Kabat-Zinn