What is mindfulness?

mindfulness explainedMindfulness is often described as being awake to the present moment without judging the experience. Non-judgmental awareness is a natural state that arises when we let go of worry and anxiety, and simply observe what’s happening.

How will it help me?

The benefits of mindfulness are many. In particular, people find more calmness and contentment as their practice develops. This inner peace and happiness affects our physical and mental health, relieving stress and restoring a sense of wellbeing. Loved ones, those around us and people we encounter benefit too, as we develop more kindness and compassion towards ourself and others.

Can anyone do it?

You don’t need to be religious to practice mindfulness. And you don’t need to spend hundreds of pounds either. You can learn the principles in just a few hours. All you need is motivation and a willingness to practice.

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Some people find it easier than others but, with an experienced practitioner to guide you, you’ll quickly learn the methods and develop your abilities.

Where can I learn?

You can learn mindfulness from a book or from the internet. However, you’re more likely to succeed and maintain your practice when you learn directly from someone with understanding and experience. You can ask questions, share your thoughts, find inspiration and learn more in a group.

Please note: our classes, courses and workshops are designed to help you develop everyday mindfulness and are not intended as therapy sessions. If you have health issues that you think might benefit from mindfulness, please consult your GP or medical specialist.

Mindfulness Merseyside is running classes and courses, and one-day workshops, throughout the region. Find out more about us or see the Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley and Wirral pages for details of classes and courses in your area.