A space to be...

What is Mindfulness?  counselling banbury, counselling banbury, counselling banbury, counselling                      Mindfulness is about actively attaining a state of awareness and openness to the present moment. It has similarities to meditation but is distinct in that when linked with Cognitive Therapy it focuses the mind on areas that are causing difficulties rather than being purely for the purpose of relaxation. In this form it is most commonly called Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). It works by: counselling banbury, counselling banbury, counselling banbury,

  • intentionally bringing an individual's attention to the present moment so self-regulation of both internal and external experiences can be learnt
  • increasing your awareness of and your relationship to your own thoughts
  • emphasising that thoughts are not facts

Achieving a healthy distance from your thoughts...  counsellor banbury, counsellor                          A state of mindfulness is achieved in a similar manner to meditation by focusing on a point of singularity. This can be a word as in a mantra, bodily sensation or most commonly breathing based on the deep internal movement of the diaphragm. In Mindfulness:

  • thoughts, often associated with the busy everyday-ness of life or a specific problem, can be identified
  • creativity can be used such as visualisation to help let the thoughts pass through your mind
  • tolerance to anxiety can be increased

Summary: reducing the need to react... counsellor banbury counsellor banbury counsellor witney Mindfulness emphasises that the quality of consciousness is important for the maintenance and enhancement of well-being. It promotes acceptance of yourself and the acquiring of a deeper understanding of your own internal processes. It aims to increase awareness of the present moment but also to reduce the commonly felt need that you have to repond to any given experience.counselling witney, counselling witney, counselling witney, counselling witney, counselling witney, counsellor witney, counsellor witney, counselling witney, counselling witney, counselling witney, counselling witney, counselling witney, counsellor Mindfulness techniques, such as the use of imagery and breathing, can also work alongside Cognitive Therapy, and there is some research to show that these techniques can help in the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress problems and chronic pain. counselling banbury, counselling banbury, counselling banbury, counselling witney, counselling witney, counselling witney, counselling                               Return to homepage counselling oxfordshire, counselling oxfordshire, counselling oxfordshire, counselling oxfordshire, counsellor oxfordshire, psychology banbury, psychology witney, psychology oxfordshire, psychologist banbury, psychologist witney, psychologist oxfordshire, counselling banbury, counselling witney, counsellor oxfordshire, psychology banbury, oxford counsellor, counsellor oxford, counselling oxford, oxford counselling, oxford psychology, psychology oxford, psychologist oxford, oxford psychologist, oxford counsellor, counsellor oxford, counselling oxford, oxford counselling, oxford psychology, psychology oxford, psychologist oxford, oxford psychologist, oxford counsellor, counsellor oxford, counselling oxford, oxford counselling, oxford psychology, psychology oxford, psychologist oxford, oxford psychologist, oxford counsellor, counsellor oxford, counselling oxford, oxford counselling, oxford psychology, psychology oxford, psychologist oxford, oxford psychologist, oxford counsellor, counsellor oxford, counselling oxford, oxford counselling, oxford counsellor, counsellor oxford, counselling oxford, oxford counselling, psychologist banbury, banbury psychologist, oxford psychologist, psychologist oxford,