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What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a simple,  effective practice that has a range of scientifically proven benefits for well-being, mood, mental health and pain management.

Jon Kabat-Zinn, one of the pioneers of the modern Mindfulness movement, is fond of saying “You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf”. This is really the heart of Mindfulness: that our lives may present unwanted situations that we can’t do very much about and yet the QUALITY of our life can be profoundly improved. So, for example, we may be living with chronic pain, loss or a very stressful relationship or job, but using Mindfulness we can learn to meet these challenges with a greater sense of clarity, spaciousness, and calm. With continued practice people learning Mindfulness find that their lives start to feel richer, calmer and happier.

Ready to discover Mindfulness?

Try Mindfulness for yourself at one of my popular Taster Sessions.

For bookings and further details about Mindfulness courses in and around Oxford please do get in touch with Sally at: info@mindfulnessinoxford

 

 

“When I am doing my maths homework I get very annoyed because I struggle a lot but mindfully breathing helps me to focus so I don’t panic and eventually I finish my work and realise I can do it.”

Charlotte, 17, April 2017

“I have enjoyed the gentleness and kindess with which the course has been delivered by Sally, and the sense of safety that the practice of Mindfulness brings to mind and body – not having to do or feel anything but just being with whatever is. This has been refreshing, since most other activities tend to ‘demand’ something from you.”

Christina, 31, April 2017