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Hampshire and London

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Mindfulness Therapy for anxiety, and stress reduction techniques

Mindfulness, is described in many different ways and one way of thinking about it, is it means awareness. Though the awareness is in the present moment, with self compassion and without judgement. We include this particular practice in our therapies as it helps to develop awareness to the very moment of inner and outer experience. This awareness is available to us all, used anywhere and at any moment we choose. Learning how to negotiate from a negative thinking style towards thoughts that are more resourceful, purposeful and positive.  Mindfulness is very effective as it allows us to focus to the present moment, this can stop and disrupt the pattern of anxious thinking, associated feelngs and behaviours that may perpetuate the anxiety. How often have you found yourself worrying about the future, or a particular past event?  MIndfulness allows you to develop the skill of re orientating your thinking into the present moment.

Mindfullness develops the ability to take a step back from your thoughts, rather than running with the 'auto pilot' of thoughts and reacting, the skill of choosing your thought and responding (not reacting) will provide you with empowerment and choice.

Unhealthy levels of stress undermine the immune system, thus we can feel run down, low mood or finding it difficult to think straight and make decisions. There is significant research showing how mindfulness has been linked to increasing emotional intelligence, reducing anxiety and stress, this has an effect on reducing the stress hormone we call cortisol, thus benefiting and improving the immune system.