Mindfulness Articles

Spirituality and Mental Health – Worth Investing In?

How connected are spirituality and mental health? Connected enough that spirituality is part of several modern psychotherapies, and the Royal College of Psychiatrists now has a special interest group devoted to the subject. What is spirituality? It’s an umbrella term that seems to be applied to all sorts these days. But a close attempt to...

Origami and Colouring – Mindfulness, or Not Really?

Mindfulness has become a trend, and like any trend it’s led to offshoots. First it was ‘mindfulness colouring books for adults’, now it is ‘mindfulness origami’. But are origami and colouring really mindfulness? Or are they just marketing trends from companies seeking to cash in? Not really sure what mindfulness really is? Mindfulness is the...

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...

10 Myths About Mindfulness You Need to Know

Mindfulness is now recommended by the NHS as a route to mental wellbeing, and is an evidence-based practice for reducing stress, anxiety, and low moods. It has also been proven to be as effective as anti-depressants for depression. So why do so many of us still not do it? It’s often down to misconceptions about...

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....