Mindfulness Training

Mindfulness Sydney

What is mindfulness

There are many different ways that you can incorporate mindfulness into your life such as through meditation, yoga and relaxation. Our mind often wanders and gets lost in thought, but increasing mindfulness allows one to accept and let these thoughts pass, whilst remaining present in the ‘now’. It is the art of being fully present, non-judgmental, and although having thoughts, not letting them hook us in or distract us. Being aware of certain smells, sounds, tactile sensations and tastes can help anchor us, and draw us out of our thoughts and into the present moment. Mindfulness is an innate human ability and as such, everyone is capable to engage in this simple technique resulting in a wide range of scientifically-proven benefits.

In our busy day-to-day lives, it is often difficult to step back and savour the moment. Building techniques in mindfulness prevents ruminating on the past and worrying about the future and instead, allows one to focus on what really matters in the “here and now.”

What does mindfulness training involve?

In order to be fully present, our mindfulness classes focus on techniques centered around mind-body awareness in a variety of different ways. For example, being aware of one’s breathing allows one to focus on this simple action instead of consuming energy on thought. We also have mindful walking, mindful eating and mindful talking classes. It is important to note that the mind will naturally wander, but recognising this and centering the body back to the present is the art of mindfulness. Our classes aim to develop this skill through guided practice to develop a range of techniques that can be implemented in everyday life. The goal is to use this mindfulness of the present moment and utilise it in everyday experience to promote calmness, peace and centeredness.

Benefits of mindfulness

Research has shown that practicing elements of mindfulness can lead to an overall improvement in your quality of life. We spend so much time thinking over events that have happened in the past, or worrying about things that may happen in the future, that often we actually forget to appreciate or enjoy the moment. Mindfulness is a way of bringing us back to experience life as it happens. Mindfulness has many benefits such as:

  • Helping to clear your mind
  • Improved memory and concentration
  • Assisting you to develop a heightened awareness of yourself, your body and the environment
  • Helping to slow down your thoughts
  • Promotes a more relaxed state
  • Improved sleep and well-being
  • Stress alleviation

“A genuine relationship is one that is not dominated by the ego with its image-making and self-seeking. In a genuine relationship, there is an outward flow of open, alert attention toward the other person in which there is no wanting whatsoever.”
– Eckhart Tolle


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