Mindfulness…the ancient technique that supports us in the modern world!
Camilla read her first book about mindfulness in 1981. It took her a few years to really embrace this practice due to her preconceptions of it being a ‘hippy’ meditation ritual that would have little use in the ‘real world’. How very wrong she was!
Since 1981, mindfulness has been the cornerstone of Camilla’s personal development and wellbeing management. Camilla has a history of acute anxiety and lack of confidence and has found this practice to be invaluable in significantly reducing her anxiety and in building confidence.
With the combination of personal experience and teaching ability, Camilla has been able to demystify the subject and teach the technique, in a variety of styles, to clients for many years.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.
Mindfulness is an ancient technique that has found recent popularity due to over 40 years of clinical trials and its subsequent recommendation by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) as the treatment of choice for a range of common wellbeing issues.
The challenge with any ‘in vogue’ approach to health is that while there is easier access to some useful information about the approach, there appears lots of inaccurate information as well!
What is mindfulness useful for?
Mindfulness is useful for the psychological management of anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, worry, dark thoughts, worst-case scenario thinking, an over-active mind, social anxiety, addictive cycles, self-harming, recurrent depression, emotional eating, and stimulant addiction.
Because mindfulness helps to tune our psychological health, it will impact on our emotional and physical health. It is usual that those presenting issues relating to anxiety including IBS, OCD, low confidence, unstable relationships, and addictions, gain positive movement in these areas.
Those who learn and embed this practice will gain a range of benefits in the same way that regular physical exercise brings a range of benefits. Mindfulness is a gym routine for the mind.
Mindfulness and your psychological safety.
Like all psychological approaches, coaching, and training, Mindfulness training is unregulated.
Please ensure you only attend courses with a highly experienced practitioner, who is an experienced accredited psychologist who practices Mindfulness themselves and is regularly clinically supervised by an accredited clinician.