Mindfulness is the practice of being aware of your body, mind and feelings in the present moment. In modern society most of the time our attention is not where we want it to be. It is hijacked by our thoughts and emotions, by our concerns, by our worries for the future, and our regrets and memories of the past. Mindful awareness is about learning to pay attention, in the present moment, and without judgement. The aim is to train your attention to be where you want it to be. This reduces our tendency to work on autopilot, allowing us to us choose how we respond and react.
After battling a spinal injury and a serve chronic condition for most of my adult life, I really started to struggle to keep my chin up. Working in a high-pressured sales environment already has its stressors but layered with daily physical pain was beginning to affect my mental health and wellbeing. When you are in pain, whether its physical, mental or emotional pain, it can often affect your love ones also, hence my dad strongly urged me to attend a mindfulness course, an 8-week Mindfulness for Stress course.
I knew nothing about mindfulness and strongly believed that there was no room in my exhausted, fast-paced life for trying something new. My entire mindset was blinkered, and I had given up all hope on feeling better.
I am so thankful for being introduced to Mindfulness as it has helped me dramatically with pain management, acceptance and compassion. It has also given me a new source of resilience, relaxation and calm in my life, which reflectsdirectly onto my young family.
I have been personally practising mindfulness for over 8 years and decided in 2018 to train as a mindfulness coach with Breathworks (A globally recognised leader in teaching mindfulness) I was passionate about sharing my experience with others, in the hope that I could give them some peace in such a frantic world.