To be mindful is being aware of how you think and feel in each moment. We often think we are aware, however nearly half of our time is lost in thought, worrying about the past and things we can’t do anything about, or predicting a future that we haven’t even experienced yet.
This back and forth locks us into stress and anxiety. Awareness offers us a choice to be present and find peace in the here and now.
Mind in Salford has been running a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme since 2011, with very positive results. After attending the Mindfulness 8 week courses people have experienced dramatic reductions in their stress levels, better sleeping patterns, reduced anxiety and improved mood.
To learn more about ways that you can incorporate mindfulness into your day-to-day life, why not check out our Everyday Mindfulness in 5 Steps guide?
We believe in the ability of mindfulness to change
people’s outlook and help them manage their
mental health. We often receive extremely encouraging
feedback from our sessions – here’s what some of our
MBSR (Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction) course