What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the moment-to-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surroundings, seen through a non-judgemental, nurturing lens. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than ruminating on the past or time travelling into the future.
Mindfulness is a quality we all naturally possess, we often just need to learn how to access it, luckily this is a teachable skill that anyone can learn.
Mindfulness is a form of attention training and is usually taught over 8-weekly sessions. The courses include training in and practising a series of mindfulness techniques. Some are formal practices like the body scan, sitting practice, mindful eating and mindful movement and some are informal practices such as learning to apply mindfulness to everyday activities.