A healthy mind leads to a healthy body
Looking after how you feel is as vital as taking care of your physical health. Stress management, adequate sleep, social relations and positive mental health have been identified as the important pillars of lifestyle medicine. Poor lifestyle choices are identified as contributory factors in many of the chronic health conditions, hence lifestyle modifications such as healthy diet, exercise, cessation of alcohol and tobacco along with stress management are increasingly advised in healthcare to address largely preventable chronic diseases, leading to healthy longer lives.
Is your mind busy worrying, planning, living in the past or constantly thinking?
Do you wish you were able to cope better with –
– Mind’s chatter
– Life’s challenges contributing to stress and anxiety
– Low mood, depression – Chronic health concerns
– Lack of motivation
– Chronic Pain
– Sleep deprivation
– Lack of clarity and focus
– Low confidence or self – esteem
Or do you wish you had more control over your health concerns or cope better with your emotions and thoughts in order to move on? Feel calmer ? Improve the quality of your life ?
Or simply wish you felt more connected with life?
If the answer to any of the above is yes, then talking therapies such as mindfulness therapy along with cognitive behavioural approaches and lifestyle modifications are for you.
Stress is life, life is stress :
- It is not possible to get rid of stress completely but we can take measures to bring stress down to optimum levels.
- Stress, anxiety and panic attacks are a manifestation of having tried to remain strong for too long, and not a sign of weakness.
- Those who struggle should not feel they are alone, 1 in 3 of us experience these at some point in our lives.
- 74% of people have reported feeling so stressed in the past year, that they have been overwhelmed or unable to cope.
- Approximately 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem and 1 in 5 people in employment experience some form of mental health concern.
- By practicing mindfulness, you can better manage stress, anxiety, low mood, sleep deprivation and pain, and also improve relationships, confidence, self – esteem and ability to concentrate.
As a medical professional and a trained mindfulness practitioner and teacher, I am keen to share my skills and expertise of various mindfulness techniques, cognitive behavioural and lifestyle medicine approaches to improve individual health and wellbeing. Mindfulness trains us to respond wisely to all kinds of life experiences rather than reacting blindly. This awareness in turn will help you choose the required lifestyle modifications in order to change health-related behaviours. Mindfulness therapy allow us to be more aware of our physical feelings, thoughts and emotions as they are beginning. We strengthen our awareness muscle over time and with practice, we learn to have a better control over our actions choosing wisely what to strengthen and what to let go.
I will be working closely with you on a one-to-one basis and in a group setting.
Mindfulness meditation :
- Life is here and now.
- Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment, on purpose, whilst meditation is the formal practice of mindfulness which anchors ourselves in the present.
- Most of us spend life on ‘auto pilot’ without paying much attention to our surroundings or the task at hand, either remembering or going over and over the past events or worrying about the future but seldom in the current moment.
- Practicing mindfulness will help change this by making you aware of your surroundings, thoughts and feelings and taking control of your emotions.
- You will learn how to anchor yourself in the present moment and pay more attention to everything that is happening in the moment.
- Meditation is a way of purposefully bringing our attention to where we want it to be at that moment in time.
- This can be achieved by focusing on breathing, or physical senses and external stimuli, like sounds and voice guidance.
- Mindfulness meditation trains us to be happier, kinder and more compassionate.
Unfold the science behind practicing Mindfulness Meditation :
- As more and more research is emerging, it is believed that we can actually strengthen and improve our brain function by harnessing neuroplasticity.
- Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to adapt throughout an individual’s life by remodelling neural networks.
- Enhanced neuroplasticity has proven to upgrade the brain, achieving whole brain synchronisation by rewiring neural connections.
- Scientists agree that meditation is the #1 brain changer.
- Meditation is often described as exercise for the mind, where we are working consciously to bring our focus and attention to a single point.
Mindfulness is a state of experiencing mind and body oneness :
- Mindfulness is a state of being present.
- It is different to merely being present in a room when the mind is elsewhere.
- When you are fully present in the moment, you enjoy something you are doing so much, that you are completely unaware of anything else.
- This sense of oneness cultivates clarity and focus, improving life experiences, task – related performance and productivity.
Mindfulness practices are secular and suitable for all age groups. The emerging scientific research widely supports the benefits of mindfulness practices. Thus mindfulness meditation appears to be the most proven way to develop a better brain and enhance life experiences to the fullest.
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No prior experience of mindfulness is required. Free taster session available on request.
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