As a trained mindfulness and hypnotherapy practitioner I am pleased to be able to offer complimentary recordings to help families and couples with any anxiety or stress they may be feeling in the lead up to the day.
Mindfulness is a valuable tool that can help to address a variety of issues, such as anxiety, chronic illness, depression, problems in relationships, pain and grief. If I’m totally honest, I thought mindfulness was for ‘hippies’ when I first encountered it! But I gave it a go and I can honestly say I was astonished at how powerful it is.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness originated from ancient religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism. It has been practised for centuries although it almost disappeared before Jon Kabat-Zinn – a top emeritus professor of medicine from the University of Massachusetts – rekindled the practice towards the end of the 20th century to help his patients.
The concept of mindfulness is to develop a heightened awareness of what’s happening around you and to let go of things that are not relevant to the moment you find yourself in.
Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as:
“Paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and nonjudgmentally.”
We can’t avoid feelings of pain and suffering, as much as we may want to. It is part of being human. Even if we could avoid it, it would not be beneficial. However, what we can do is use the skills of mindfulness to acknowledge and work through our feelings by accepting them, allowing them to be what they are and not judging ourselves. It’s about focusing on the moment without fear of the future or regret for the past.
Mindfulness and Loss
Practising mindfulness can benefit bereaved people enormously by helping them to accept their feelings rather than fight, deny or run from them. As a qualified mindfulness trainer, I am very happy to provide advice on the ways in which mindfulness can be used to deal with anxiety and depression.
This practice of “just being” brings a remarkable feeling of calm and peace and can be achieved through some simple exercises, which I am happy to share with you upon request in the form of mindfulness recordings. These recordings can also be shared with anyone else who is struggling with the effects of loss.
Mindfulness can help you in the run up to the funeral, on the day itself and in the days, months and years to come by giving you some simple, practical strategies for coping.
As a clinical hypnotherapist, I also offer relaxation recordings to reduce stress levels, as well as sleep recordings to help achieve a better quality of rest. These recordings are specifically geared towards grief and anxiety.
If you have any questions or would like to try any mindfulness and hypnotherapy methods, feel free to contact me or ask me about this at our meeting. It’s absolutely free so you have nothing to lose… and it might just help.