I provide Mindfulness therapy in Sheffield for a wide range of applications via face to face and online treatment sessions.
Mindfulness is often defined as ‘paying attention on purpose moment by moment without judging’ – Jon Kabat Zin. This means developing the ability to pay deliberate attention to our experience from moment to moment. We learn to tune in to what is going on in our mind and body day to day without judging our experience.
Becoming more aware of our thoughts, feelings and sensations may not sound like an obviously helpful thing to do. However, learning to do this in a way that suspends judgement and self-criticism can have surprising results.
There is a huge amount of scientific research on the benefits of mindfulness, in particular in reducing levels of stress, anger, rumination, anxiety and depression, while improving positive outlook, empathy, sense of cohesion, self-compassion and overall quality of life. The benefits of mindfulness extends to relationships so that we are more able to respond compassionately to someone in need, and enjoy more satisfying personal relationships, including relationships with our colleagues.
Neuroscientific studies into the effects of mindfulness indicate that it is associated with changes to the brain which reflect improvements in attention and emotion regulation skills, and that these brain changes are permanent.
- Dramatically boosts the grey matter density
- Improved pain tolerance
- Improves Mood
- Cope with difficult or unhelpful thoughts
- Optimises the brain
- Helps in the reduction of stress, anxiety and depression
- Helps you feel calmer
- Be kinder towards yourself
- Self-regulation and ability to sustain focus and attention
- Increase wellbeing and mental health
- Feel more able to choose how to respond to your thoughts and feelings
To find out if mindfulness can help you with any condition which is not listed above please contact me for further information.