What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness involves paying attention to experience in the present moment, with a non-judgmental, non-reactive and accepting attitude. It takes quite a lot of practice to be able to notice your feelings and not just react to them. You may notice for example that you are feeling angry. You may notice that you are frightened of being angry. With a mindful approach, you can gather a lot of information about yourself. Then, you may be able to make a decision about how you are going to respond to that moment and/or your feelings. With practice, you can decide how you are going to manage your feelings, rather than letting them manage you.
In learning to be mindful, we can begin to counter many of our everyday sufferings such as stress, anxiety and depression. Mindfulness can help you to experience events in a more aware and objective way and to control your responses to people and events.
Mindfulness has its roots in an Eastern meditation technique and shares with it a number of central principles and mechanisms including equanimity (calmness and composure) and impermanence (nothing is forever).
The practice of mindfulness mediation is a key technique in taking control of your emotions and reacting to life’s problems in a more thoughtful and considered way.
Interested in Learning More about Mindfulness?
Most of our psychologist are interested in mindfulness and have integrated mindfulness techniques in their therapy approaches.
We also run 10 week mindfulness meditation groups for adults or adolescents. Our group programs offer a safe space to explore mindfulness practice and how to integrate its approaches into your everyday life. The group format is a cost effective way of learning and allows you to learn in a fun way from the experiences of others. These groups are run by Dr Christine Botha-Webb.
Contact us today to book an appointment, or to join our group courses, on (08) 8333 0940 or via email at email@example.com. Our friendly receptionists are available to answer your questions and assist you in selecting the best option for you.