Tired of being stressed all the time? Feel like you are often ahead of yourself? A sense that there is a way of being calmer and more in control? Exhausted and despondent by being at the mercy of pain and other physical symptoms? Unsure why your interactions with people don’t get the result you desire?
This is where mindfulness meditation can help. Mindfulness is the intentional cultivation of an awareness of the present moment, without judgement or trying to change what we notice.
It can be done informally at any moment of the waking day, with any activity or interaction but is also a formal meditation practice delivered in sessions ranging from ad-hoc groups, one-on-one meetings, or in set programmes, whether online or in person. Both mental and physical exercises can be involved. It is simple but not necessarily easy.
Techniques include developing awareness of breathing and of the body, sensory exercises, guided visualisations, and learning to view things from new perspectives.
Paying attention to the present moment requires training the mind to focus; the avoidance of judgement and striving for change require the adoption of the mindfulness attitude.
The goal isn’t to have an empty clear mind, it’s about being aware of what the mind is doing and catching it when it wanders rather than letting it run away with us so that we spend our days on autopilot caught up in unhelpful patterns of thought, habit, response.
While a largely benign modality it isn’t suitable for everyone all the time and you will be asked about potential contraindications when you join: these include epilepsy, asthma or COPD that isn’t controlled by medication or clinical depression, psychosis, bipolar disorder or a dissociative disorder. It is very effective in the workplace as well as for people’s personal lives.
It is very effective in the workplace as well as for people’s personal lives.
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Our Mindfulness team
Elizabeth is our mindfulness therapist.
All of our therapists are:
- suitably trained,
- fully qualified,
- fully insured,
Elizabeth Biddlecombe (Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma (HPD) ,Central England College, 2017. Mindfulness Now Teacher Training, UK College of Mindfulness Meditation, 2020)
Mindfulness and Hypnotherapy
Elizabeth Biddlecombe is a mindfulness-based hypnotherapist and coach who works with individual clients as well as groups.
Along with sharing mindfulness meditation in groups, she combines mindfulness techniques with hypnotherapy, coaching, NLP and breathwork to help you change your habitual behaviours and feelings, overcome things from your past, or prepare for events in your future.