“Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment and non judgementally to things as they are. ”
Williams, Teasdale, Segal and Kabat-Zinn (2007)
We have evolved so incredibly as humans that it seems our thoughts and emotions control and drive a sense of urgency, stress, worry and upset within our lives. With so much focus on what has gone, what is to come, we are unable to see, feel and enjoy what is here right now.
Fear is no longer about running from actual tigers, our modern day tigers are more prevalent, they exist as deadlines, not achieving what we want, worry, anxiety, fear of failure, your children, jealousy, finances.. (you get the picture). This means that our fight or flight mechanism is heightened at far greater lengths than was designed. The effect is that we produce cortisol, which has a harmful effect on our physical well being. If your body is in danger from the need to fight or flight from a tiger, for long periods, it cannot maintain function efficiently on other body systems. If you are looking for tigers, again chemical levels affect our physical and emotional wellbeing.
The self soothe nature of the parasympathetic nervous system is unable to step in when we are on high alert. Its time to let the tigers sleep….
We offer a range of Mindfulness Courses, including
4 week Mindfulness for Health and Wellbeing Course, Radcliffe on Trent
- Friday 2nd March-23rd March 2018 5:30-7pm
- Monday 5th March-26th March 2018 12:00-1:30pm
- Friday 21st April – 11th May 2018 5:30-7pm
8 week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression Course
Waiting list, please contact to express an interest