We tend to spend much of our time either stuck in the past with things that can’t be changed, or thinking about the future – and so miss out on our experience of life whilst it’s actually happening. Mindfulness based cognitive therapy can be described as “intentionally bringing awareness to the present in a non-judgemental way.” Through learning to listen to ourselves more deeply we can access our own powerful inner resources for transformation and healing – handle stress more effectively.
Those who integrate Mindfulness into their lives report experiencing a range of benefits including greater ease, enhanced creativity in working with challenges, reduced stress, through:
- waking up more fully to each moment
- responding rather than reacting to unwelcome situations
- relaxing more readily
- bringing greater acceptance to ill-health, pain and stress
The skill is developed through engaging in systematic training in regular, meditation practices and bringing the effects of this into our daily life. Anyone willing to apply themselves regularly can benefit from doing these simple practices. Our objective circumstances may not be changed, but we can alter our relationship with that experience, and so greatly enhance our quality of life.
Take the first step to feeling more in tune with yourself with Mindfulness Therapy in the City of London
Many of the psychotherapists at City Therapy Rooms bring ‘Mindfulness’ into the one to one sessions. There are also Mindfulness groups that run regularly with Susan Stevens, who offers Mindfulness therapy in her one to one sessions as well.