What exactly is mindfulness and how can it help? At its essence, it’s all about being present in the moment. You’ve probably noticed that the number of clients coming to you for stress related issues has increased, and perhaps you’ve noticed the effects of stress in your life.
As we all become busier, we become less connected to the present moment. When was the last time you were truly absorbed in the moment, the here and now?
Most of us, and our clients, spend most of our time multi-tasking; constantly running through our mental ‘to do’ lists while we complete household chores, eating at our desk while we work, or talking to our families while we run errands. How can we enjoy all the fleeting moments that make up our lives if we are never truly present in them?
Recent studies show that practicing mindfulness on a regular basis not only promotes mental clarity and a sense of peace, it also helps improve our physical health. By relieving stress it boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure, aids sleep, and alleviates gastrointestinal problems. The principles of mindfulness also help clients with issues such as anxiety disorders and unwanted habits and weight issues. By bringing awareness and mindful attention to a situation you can help shift your client from struggling with negative emotions towards accepting and being with whatever is happening in their lives.
In this one day workshop you will learn the principles of mindfulness based approaches, including how or when to introduce them to your client. This is an experiential day full of practical techniques that you can implement in your practice to help your clients connect to the present moment and become more mindful.
Tutor: Abbey Robb
Abbey is a certified yoga teacher and clinical hypnotherapist with a background in psychology and mindfulness. She has successfully created and run mindfulness based classes at support groups for people with anxiety and depression.
Fee: £120 for NCH & APHP members (non-members £140)