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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....

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...

5 Ways to Make Mindfulness Easier

Mindfulness can seem so exciting when we first begin practising it. But then, like any new learning, the roadblocks start. We get bored, or life gets so challenging we aren’t so sure we want to stay in the present moment after all. Mindfulness can start to feel like hard work, and we can question if...

How to De-stress: A Two-Minute Mindfulness Relaxation Break

De-stress with A Two-Minute Mindfulness Relaxation Break The Problems of Unremitting Stress Life is busy and hectic for many people and stress is an increasingly difficult problem. It’s not just about time-management or cancelling things out from our schedule. We hear wonderful advice about cutting back and dropping things from our busy lives but some...

Mindfulness: The Third Wave in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

What is Mindfulness Therapy? We explore the theory behind mindfulness, and how it can be applied to mental health problems and CBT. Mindfulness has its roots in Eastern meditation practices which are thousands of years old. The influx of these great traditions into the West provided psychologists not only with an expanded view of the...