What Are the Benefits?

What are the benefits?

Mindfulness enables us to be more present in our lives, and bring awareness to the very moment we are in, wherever we are, however we are and whatever we are doing.  It strengthens our ability to turn towards difficulties with greater clarity, kindness, curiosity and balance.

It enables us to be connected to what is most important and meaningful to us.  It increases self-understanding and brings insight and perspective.

It offers us a more compassionate way of dealing with our problems. Living mindfully helps us to develop kindness to ourselves and others, and to find more pleasure and fulfilment in our lives and relationships.

Reported Benefits

  • More energy, appreciation and enthusiasm for life
  • A greater capacity for relaxation
  • Increased self- confidence and self-understanding
  • An increased ability to handle long and short-term stress.
  • More kindness and self-care
  • Less judgement and self-criticism

Meditation gives you the wherewithal to pause, observe how easily the mind can exaggerate the severity of a setback, and resist getting drawn into the abyss.
~Richard Davidson

The most valuable learning has been that there are ways to take mindfulness practice forward beyond what I had learned in the MBSR course. I have learned a great deal about myself. The combination of group work which provided generous and invaluable insights and your beautifully written guides helped the richness of learning.

Keeping up regular practice is the most challenging thing but this course helped me to find new ways of doing this. It was a pleasure and a privilege to be part of this course.

Warm, safe, non-judgemental and very supportive. I found the following an inspiring part of the sessions: mindfulness and contemplation on the foundational concepts, followed by the group discussions/sharing. I love to listen to others’ experiences of life. The insights shared are hugely comforting and supportive in how I move through life.

I also enjoy the opportunity to share some of my own experiences of mindfulness and life- I find it somewhat cathartic; and I only hope others “may” find some small nuggets of insight or comfort in my experiences- as I do with theirs. A wonderful course Gwennie- I felt complete trust in you and the group. I’m extremely grateful to be part of the groups/courses you create.