Train your Brain to be Mindful
There are lots of simple, straightforward techniques that anyone can learn, to help us to use our minds more effectively and to improve our sense of wellbeing.
Mindfulness means exactly what it says – to be mindful, to pay attention. Mindfulness is a series of exercises that help us to focus our minds on the here and now and how that is affecting us. By learning to use our minds in this way we can alleviate the stresses and strains of our lives, and we can also learn to make better use of our minds by bringing focus and clarity to our thought patterns and habits. Mindfulness is not burdened with a theological philosophy, it is not about achieving a sense of ecstasy or enlightenment, although some may see similarities in some of the methodologies.
Practising mindfulness is proven to reduce depression and stress levels, but it is more of a lifestyle choice than a replacement for medication. It is changing your mindset and the way you journey through life. It is informing the choices that you make. It is giving you back control of your journey.
You CAN learn mindfulness techniques to reduce anxiety and stress
Visualise your success
Practising positive visualisation techniques can really help to shape your future self. Teach your mind to expect to succeed and you will find that success comes your way, whatever that means to you.
Every time you carry out the simple exercises you will find it easier to focus your energy and harness your own creativity and imagination, to take control of your life and direct your power to help yourself to a better future.
I originally started working with Sue to help me with my stress levels. The mindfulness meditations helped me very quickly to manage my stress response and as a result I was able to sleep better and felt much more in control of my life. What I had not expected was the additional benefit of being much more focused during my working day, therefore getting home feeling I had achieved much more.” Sue, Bristol