Mindfulness teaching. Learn this life-transforming tool for understanding and experiencing in the present moment.

Through Mindfulness teaching, I share a meditative approach to everyday life that encourages full concentration on, and experience of, what’s happening in the present moment.

Mindfulness is not itself a form of therapy and differs fundamentally from Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy which are the therapy tools I use to address most difficulties.

I work on Mindfulness teaching with almost all clients, as it provides something that you can take away and learn to use by yourself. With its help, you’ll learn to dismiss thoughts and emotions that have no basis in the reality of your world.

How Mindfulness teaching works.

The term ‘Mindfulness’ is now everywhere, though it is sometimes used rather too loosely.

It actually refers to a quality of being ‘present’ and ‘fully engaged’ with those things you are doing at a particular moment. By shutting out distractions and resisting judgements you can be aware of thoughts and feelings without being caught up in them. 

My approach to Mindfulness teaching encourages you to use the tool for yourself, ongoing, for ‘mind maintenance’. It gives you control over your thinking, thereby increasing your resilience in the face of unhelpful notions.

As you gain a recognition that “thoughts are just thoughts”, you become better able to separate yourself from the negative effects of those thoughts. This makes it easier to focus on the present moment and gives immediate respite from unhelpful emotions.

I started to concentrate on Mindfulness meditation yesterday and it really helped. After yesterday, I feel more confident in my ability to get better, as opposed to thinking I have to rely on the pills. I will continue to concentrate on this technique today.

Denise

Does Mindfulness really help?

Mindfulness teaching shows you how to respond with awareness of what is happening in the present moment. This is preferable to acting on your instincts, without recognising unhelpful or irrelevant emotions that may be driving your choices.

The technique is thus a help in countering anxiety, depression, stress and many other difficulties. 

Making you more aware of your physical and mental state in the moment, Mindfulness enables you to be more adaptive in how you react to difficult situations.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends Mindfulness as a tool with which to prevent depression for people who have had 3 or more bouts in the past.

I have found that clients dealing with a wide range of anxieties, depression and other challenges benefit significantly from learning simple techniques for experiencing life ‘in the present’ and so being able to live without the weight of extraneous thoughts which may, in reality, merit no attention whatsoever.

Conditions that may be helped using Mindfulness.

Teaching Mindfulness is my mind-maintenance ‘going home present’ to clients dealing with a wide range of difficulties. 

It’s something to take away from the therapy to use throughout the rest of your life, to retain control of thoughts and feelings which cause difficulty. You can read about all the problems for which I teach mindfulness on my Concerns & Issues pages, but certain conditions benefit from its use in particular.

Depression

By learning to experience and consider life ‘in the present’, many people suffering from depressive conditions are able to acquire a practical and life-changing tool with which to observe and explore their experience without falling prey to its negative influence.

Anxiety and panic

As with depression, Mindfulness is a tool which, once learned, can be used day in and day out to build up permanent mental resilience to the thoughts that trigger anxiety and panic

Stress

Stress is often caused by exaggerated and irrational responses to stimuli in our day-to-day lives. Practising Mindfulness enables you to experience life in the present and respond without regard for external thoughts or ideas which might otherwise be stressful.

Paul Levrant. Mindfulness teaching and Hypnotherapy.

I started studying Mindfulness and its use as a tool for self-help as far back as 1993, under Master Professor Lui Hsiu-Chi. Having trained as a Hypnotherapist following a long and often stressful career in business, I now frequently coach clients dealing with a wide range of difficulties to use this tool as part of a ‘mind maintenance’ regime on which they will be able to rely for support and reinforcement for life.

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