Mindfulness in Chester- Fiona Burman Hopkins Dip/N Mental Health, MDip/CHyp,NLP, GHR/ SQHP,CNHC,GHSC/AP
What is Mindfulness?
A generally accepted definition is “the nonjudgmental awareness of experiences in the present moment.”
Mindfulness is a simple yet powerful and potent way of enabling you to deal with many of your everyday problems in life including stress, an
xiety, pain and illness by using mindfulness meditations. Mindfulness can help you to finally end the pattern of persistent feelings of unhappin
ess and disatisfaction with your life, it can stop you attempting to think your way out of stress and anxiety or your bad mood which often leads you into a downward spiral of despair and negativity. This will liberate you from endless ruminations, mithering, crit
ical self talk and self blame. Mindfulness will help you to still your chattering mind so that you feel in control, calmer, more centred, focused and generally happier in yourself. This omnipotent technique will empower you to face challenges in t
he everyday context as well as the unexpected with greater resilience, increasing your sense of wellbeing, enhancing your level of trust in yourself, your own judgements and your intuitions.The benefits of mindfulness as a self help tool are immeasurable and can not be emphasised enough.
What Can Mindfulness Help with?
I have been practising mindfulness within the NHS Mental Health Team that I worked with and then incorporating it into my private psychotherapy practice. You will see some inexperienced hypnotherapists referring to Mindfulnss as a new therapy, this is not the case at all. Mindfulness has it’s origins an ancient Budhist traditions from over 2000 years ago. The father of modern day Mindfulness in its now accepted therapeutic form is considered to be Jon Kabat Zinn who began his stress reduction program in Massachusettes over 40 years ago. I offer individual mindfulness based cognitive therapy and mindfulness based relaxation therapy. I also offer bespoke workshops and courses to schools, industry and the corporate world. I teach all of my clients both adult and children mindfulness as a self help technique whichever therapy they are attending for. For Mindfulness in Chester contact 07968258113