what-is-mindfulness

Do you find it hard to focus and concentrate in the moment?

When someone is talking to you you’ve got a million things going on in your mind? Are you so busy that at times if feels like you don’t do anything well?

I’ve noticed a large increase in articles and information about Mindfulness in the media lately.

Recently on Paul Henry’s breakfast show, there was an excellent interview with AUT Senior Psychology Professor Dr Pani Farvid explaining the latest research on mindfulness.

Young children have a remarkable capacity to be absorbed in the details of the moment with curiosity and wonder and without self-awareness or criticism.

“Mindfulness” has become known as “living in the moment”, “being present” and “living in the now.”

What do you miss out on if your constantly worrying about the future or thinking about the past about what could have been?

Being in the moment is also essential for self-awareness and self-knowledge. The more we are in touch with our thoughts and feelings the more we can do something about them and direct our lives.
Of course we can’t stop our mind from bringing up painful memories or telling us scary stories about the future. We can learn to let those thoughts come and go instead of latching onto them.

Studies are now proving that we can be happier if we can focus on the present and be fully engaged with what we are doing.

“There is only one time that is important – NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.”

Leo Tolstoy

Momentum is building for the launch of my second workshop Your Life – Make It Happen. I’m very excited about this and it includes learning Mindfulness techniques.

In summary, this women’s workshop is about exploring what gets in the way in our daily lives that takes us away from being present, focused, confident and living the life we want. Here are some of the areas we will cover:

  •  building confidence
  •  managing negative mind talk
  •  teaching mindfulness techniques and
  •  learning ways to say no – setting boundaries.

Each of these areas builds more resilience and personal power in how we live our lives.

What is Mindfulness…?

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