The idea that we should feel happy all the time is pretty pervasive in our society… if we were just that bit richer, sexier, younger we would be in bliss… and its just around the corner.
I often find that people come to me with painful emotions that they have suppressed or that spill out in unhelpful or destructive ways of behaving.
Mindfulness and meditation practices seem like a really good idea, but who has the time, and where do you start? Here are some supportive tools for mindfulness to start or develop your practice!
Mindfulness allows us to be present with our experience, as people, as therapists and as clients. It allows us to bring difficult material to the surface.
The human mind likes labels and definitions, so I have gathered some of my favourite answers to the question what is mindfulness from people who have delved deeply into mindfulness and meditation.
There are many benefits to using mindfulness in counselling. Mindfulness is a cornerstone of Hakomi psychotherapy, and is fundamental to how I work.