What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness involves paying attention to each event experienced in the present moment within out body and mind, with a non-judgmental, non-reactive and accepting attitude.
In learning to be mindful, we can begin to counter many of our everyday sufferings such as stress, anxiety and depression because we are learning to experience events in a more impersonal and detached way.
Mindfulness has it’s roots in an Eastern meditation technique called Vipassana and shares with it a number of central principles and mechanisms including equanimity and impermanence.
The practice of mindfulness mediation is a key technique in taking control of our emotions and reacting to life’s problems in a more thoughtful and considered way.
Our psychologist integrate the mindfulness approach with tried and true conventional approaches. Mediation is a skill taught by many people but when used in treatment of anxiety or depression or other psychological problem, it is best to do this therapy with a psychologist trained treatment approaches.
Margaret Mitchell, one of our Clinical Psychologists, has a special interest in mindfulness.