Mindfulness is becoming ever more popular across the UK as a way of managing stress and anxiety and boosting our general well-being being and happiness. The growth in the popularity of mindfulness has been driven by the more recent publication of a plethora of scientific research papers demonstrating the benefit of mindfulness for the treatment of a wide range of conditions; but more importantly it is driven by the reassuring fact that it has worked for many people who today and everyday experience happier and more fulfilled lives having learnt to introduce mindfulness techniques into their lives.
As a result of all this strong evidence, mindfulness is recommended by the NHS to help us manage our well-being and mental health.
The NHS website advises mindfulness can enable you to
• Feel less overwhelmed
• Improve your sleep quality
• Positively change the way you think and feel about your experiences (especially stressful experiences)
• Increase your ability to manage difficult situations
• Make wiser choices
• Reduce levels of anxiety
• Reduce levels of depression
• Reduce levels of stress
• Reduce the amount you chew things over in your mind
• Have greater self-compassion
The NHS goes on to say “The scientific evidence and clinical research that underpins mindfulness is strong and growing. It shows positive effects on several aspects of whole-person health, including the mind, the brain, the body, and behaviour, as well as a person’s relationships with others.”
If you would like to explore the benefits of mindfulness I would recommend attending an 8 week mindfulness course. However if an 8 week course is not available to you one to one mindfulness lessons can be more flexible and provide an opportunity to tailor your mindfulness lessons to your own personal requirements.

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