Mindfulness Articles

Why Mindfulness Techniques Are Here to Stay

Bored of hearing about mindfulness techniques? Question if mindfulness is really a useful addition to psychotherapy session?  Or sure it’s just a passing trend? Here’s why you might want to reconsider. [Not really sure what mindfulness is? Read our comprehensive Guide to Mindfulness.] 5 Reasons why mindfulness is not going anywhere fast 1. Mindfulness is...

Mindfulness Meditation and the Brain – 3 Effects That Will Surprise You

Meditation, once seen as an ancient esoteric practise, is now increasingly used by psychotherapists and counsellors to help their clients regulate moods and become more aware of their thoughts and feelings. The subject of extensive research over the last fews decades, mindfulness meditation is now seen as an evidence- based practise (proven by research to...

Mindfulness and Therapy – Is It Really the Match It’s Claimed to Be?

The NHS is now promoting mindfulness for “mental wellbeing”, and many psychotherapists are taking training courses and integrating mindfulness into their practise with clients. Why the sudden popularity? And is the combination of mindfulness and therapy  just a trend, or will it last? The Rise of Mindfulness For starters, the attention on mindfulness is not...

5 Mindfulness Apps to Help You Stay Centred

Approved by the NHS and even trialled in Parliament, mindfulness is everywhere lately. The buzz around it makes it seem like a revolutionary new concept. Based on ancient Eastern meditation practices, mindfulness simply refers to the ageless idea of being fully aware of the now moment instead of fretting about the past or the future. Sound...

Guided Visualisation in Therapy – The Benefits Might Surprise You

Guided visualisation in therapy Guided visualisation, also known as ‘guided image therapy’, is a psychotherapeutic tool now used for a large variety of emotional and physical conditions. It it particularly popular with cognitive behavioural therapists. What is guided visualisation? Guided visualisation is a process whereby your therapist leads you through imagining in your mind’s eye...