What if? The dreaded words that often fill our heads. If we fall down the What if? rabbit hole, the situation can get bigger and bigger, until we feel overwhelmed and unable to cope.
This feeling is crippling and prevents you from living your life.
Our physical health also suffers. When we are stressed or worried about something, our bodies still react as if it is happening. Our minds can’t tell the difference between a real or imagined thought – imagine your favourite food and you will notice your body respond, through salivating, or hunger. As a result, our thoughts can place the body in the ‘fight, flight or freeze’ response; releasing adrenaline, causing anxiety and stress; which can lead to a weakened immune system and subsequent illness.
Mindfulness can help.
Just as repeated physical exercise retrains your physical muscles; regular Mindfulness practice can retrain your mind muscle.
Mindfulness exercise helps to break negative thought patterns and can teach your mind, to remain in the present moment.
More and more companies are adopting a mindful approach, to enhance the performance of their employees and Mindfulness is being introduced into schools, to ease exam stress.
Benefits of Mindfulness include; better memory; stronger immune system; improved sleep; higher self-esteem and reduces anxiety.
One to one sessions can be tailored, for your own specific needs.