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Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a way of connecting with our experience in an open and non-judgemental way. Mindfulness allows us to deal more effectively with stress and live with more ease and balance. While it has its roots in Buddhist meditation, Mindfulness is now also taught in a secular way that is open to everyone. The courses are run by Dr Karen Neil MRPharmS who has practised meditation since 2000 and taught mindfulness courses since 2008

Given the way we use our brains in modern life, it is my strong belief that daily mindfulness has become as important as a healthy diet

and regular exercise for maintaining good health. Reactions to adverse situations, previously essential to our survival, now contribute

to significant internal stress which is detrimental to health. Our bodies’ reaction to perceived threat has evolved to allow us to fight or

run from danger, which is not appropriate in an office situation! Mindfulness helps us to develop considered responses rather than

automatic reactions to stressful situations, reducing the damaging effects on the body.

Mindfulness is a human quality, particularly evident in young children. People naturally practise mindfulness, often without realising,

particularly  those who spend time in nature and/or with pets. The Buddha recognised mindfulness as important for reducing human

suffering and therefore mindfulness is often associated with Buddhist practise, though not exclusive to the Buddhist traditions. 

   

Scientific research continues to provide evidence of benefits of mindfulness to our health, well-being and performance at work and

interest has increased significantly in recent years. Mindfulness practice involves bringing a friendly curiosity to our experience,

engaging the senses and training the mind, which has been shown to ‘re-wire’ the brain in a process known as self-directed

neuroplasticity.  

For example, increasing activity in the left pre- frontal cortex of the brain, which dampens down threat signals produced by the more

primitive amygdala, allows clearer thinking and improved decision making.

Mindfulness is a simple skill to learn, though requires regular practice. It is a  way of being more present, now, reducing our constant

thinking about the past  or the future, empowering us to recognise and reduce destructive and repetitive thought  patterns and

emotional reactions. We become able to access the calm space beneath all this mental activity; the brain and subsequently body have

more  time to rest and we appreciate and enjoy what is happening in front of our  noses. Many people report having more control over

their lives.

Stillness, reflecting things as they are, Attenborough Nature Reserve Tree and Bird Karen Neil Image

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‘You can’t stop the waves but you can learn

to surf’

by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness means paying attention to what’s

happening in the present moment in the mind,

body and external environment, with an attitude of

curiosity and kindness.’ Mindful Nation UK.

Mindfulness allows us to deal  more effectively

with stress and  live with more ease and balance.

 

The courses are run by Dr Karen  Neil MRPharmS,

who has  practised meditation for many years and

taught mindfulness courses since 2008.

Mindfulmedicine.co.uk

 

enabling awareness for all 

© Mindfulmedicine.co.uk. All Rights Reserved   
Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a way of connecting with our experience in an open and non-judgemental way. Mindfulness allows us to deal more effectively with stress and live with more ease and balance. While it has its roots in Buddhist meditation, Mindfulness is now also taught in a secular way that is open to everyone. The courses are run by Dr Karen Neil MRPharmS who has practised meditation since 2000 and taught mindfulness courses since 2008

 

Given the way we use our brains in modern life, it is my strong belief that daily mindfulness has become as important as a healthy diet and regular exercise for maintaining good health. Reactions to adverse situations, previously essential to our survival, now contribute to significant internal stress which is detrimental to health. Our bodies’ reaction to perceived threat has evolved to allow us to fight or run from danger, which is not appropriate in an office situation! Mindfulness helps us to develop considered responses rather than automatic reactions to stressful situations, reducing the damaging effects on the body. Mindfulness is a human quality, particularly evident in young children. People naturally practise mindfulness, often without realising, particularly  those who spend time in nature and/or with pets. The Buddha recognised mindfulness as important for reducing human suffering and therefore mindfulness is often associated with Buddhist practise, though not exclusive to the Buddhist traditions.  Scientific research continues to provide evidence of benefits of mindfulness to our health, well-being and performance at work and interest has increased significantly in recent years. Mindfulness practice involves bringing a friendly curiosity to our experience, engaging the senses and training the mind, which has been shown to ‘re-wire’ the brain in a process known as self- directed neuroplasticity. For example, increasing activity in the left pre- frontal cortex of the brain, which   dampens down threat signals produced by the more primitive amygdala, allows clearer thinking and improved decision making. Mindfulness is a simple skill to learn, though requires regular practice. It is a  way of being more present, now, reducing our constant thinking about the past  or the future, empowering us to recognise and reduce destructive and repetitive thought  patterns and emotional reactions. We become able to access the calm space beneath all this mental activity; the brain and subsequently body have more  time to rest and we appreciate and enjoy what is happening in front of our  noses. Many people report having more control over their lives.
Stillness, reflecting things as they are, Attenborough Nature Reserve Karen Neil Image

Mindfulness For Stress Reduction

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Rainbows over Beeston, Nottingham
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new!           course r 8 Week Mindfulness Course Bookings  for 2016 Sign up for  notification of New Dates
Mindful Practice Day With Karen Neil and Sarah White Friday 16th September 2016 10am - 12pm (with Karen & Sarah) Email k.neil@mindfulmedicine.co.uk  to book a place. Practice sessions suggested Fees are £10 per session, payable on the Day but just pay what you can afford. Recommended for those already Practicing Mindfulness Tranquility Holistic Therapy Centre 178 High Road Chilwell Nottingham NG9 5BB www.tranquilityevents.co.uk

‘You can’t stop the waves but you can

learn to surf’

by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness means paying attention

to what’s happening in the present

moment in the mind, body and

external environment, with an attitude

of curiosity and kindness.’ Mindful

Nation UK.

Mindfulness allows us to deal  more

effectively with stress and  live with

more ease and balance.

 

The courses are run by Dr Karen  Neil

MRPharmS, who has  practised

meditation for many years and taught

mindfulness courses since 2008.

Dr Karen E Neil MRPharmS  UK Registered Mindfulness Teacher