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.
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.
Therapy is about developing better life skills, learning to deal with the difficult emotions we all suffer from, and becoming more able to find lasting peace and happiness.