The words you speak become the house that you live in.

Hafez

I'm a qualified Mindfulness, Meditation and Relaxation teacher and together we can investigate a range of ways to get you practising mindfulness, meditation or relaxation. Mindfulness is a centuries' old practice which involves learning to pay attention to the present moment. In much of our everyday lives we are functioning on autopilot, wrapped up in our thoughts, unaware of what's really happening. That's not to say that thinking is bad, but if we are finding life difficult, then paying attention to the content of our thoughts, and paying attention to the present moment can bring us relief, understanding, clarity and improved sense of wellbeing. 

You may be surprised to learn that Mindfulness is a completely portable tool. You don't have to be sitting on a meditation cushion, or lying on a yoga mat to benefit, although those are also enjoyable ways to practise. And it is a secular practice, so it's suitable for anyone - no robes or incense required! There are many ways to bring Mindfulness to your everyday life and it is easy to fit into a busy schedule. 

I often use Mindfulness-based techniques as part of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I also offer Mindfulness workshops (plus Relaxation and Meditation training) in small groups or on a one-to-one basis over a short course of sessions. Please contact me to find out more.

Benefits of Mindfulness

A mindfulness practice can bring many benefits, and there is scientific evidence out there to demonstrate the following. Some of the benefits of mindfulness you might expect are:

  • Increased sense of calm or contentment
  • Decrease in anxiety and depression
  • Increased attention span and focus
  • Acceptance of life's ups and downs
  • Less stress
  • More self awareness
  • Improved relationships
  • Increased creativity and productivity
  • Improvements in well being when dealing with chronic pain conditions

I have a Diploma in Mindfulness, Meditation and Relaxation with SMART Foundation, Brighton. This course is accredited by The Complementary Therapists Association (CThA).

For more information, or to book an appointment, please contact me to discuss your needs. You can email me here: info@alibinns.co.uk Or please see my Contact page for further details.