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WHAT IS MINDFULNESS MEDITATION?

Have you been hearing about all the benefits of mindfulness but not quite sure what it involves? Let me break it down for you.

One of the most well know definitions of mindfulness is by Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn “The awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally”.

What he means is that mindfulness is our decision to place focused attention on this present moment instead of getting lost in our busy thoughts. For example, the ‘present moment’ anchors can be watching your own breath, listening to sounds or noticing all of the sensations in your body. Our thoughts are usually always in the past or future and often cause unnecessary suffering by creating feelings or tension about a situation (worries, anxiety, judgement, shame, guilt etc).

‘On purpose’ means it is an awarenesses training and takes time to build up the mental strength to focus on one thing. In the beginning it can feel like a game of awareness tennis, between our chosen ‘present moment’ anchor (breath, sound, body) and the thoughts. We start by putting our full awareness onto the breath but then ping a thought pops up (such as our ‘to do list’), so we keep choosing to come back to the breath again and again. Eventually it becomes easier to focus for longer as your mental strength increases.

‘Non judgmentally’ means we embrace the experience as if it was the first time – every time. The mind will want to say ‘this is boring, I have better things to do, I am tired, is this even working?’ This is all resistance to what is. If we can’t be with ourselves for a few minutes we will want to consistently fill that void with food, social media, shopping, tv, distractions etc etc.

 

SOME KEY BENEFITS

– Mindfulness is proven to reduce anxiety, stress and reactivity.
– Reduces stress hormone cortisol (improving sleep quality, health & well-being).
– Boosts oxytocin (the ‘happy hormone’) and serotonin (mood balancing, calming and pain relief).
– Increases focus, creativity and performance.

*If you’d like to learn more about mindfulness and see how it can improve your well being and happiness you can book a 30 minute private session with me here. I offer personalized sessions suited to your needs and take home tips so you can build this wonderful habit and keep the momentum going.

MINDFULNESS IS NOT 

– Sitting like a monk for hours. Even small amounts of regular mindfulness a day can decrease stress & anxiety.
– Keeping completely still. You can run, walk, eat, and even talk mindfully. 
– Switching off thoughts. That’s impossible, instead they become less noisy.
– Woo-woo or religious. This style of meditation is backed by science that’s why schools, hospitals and big companies like Google and Apple use it.                                                                                                                     – Zoning out or escapism. The aim is to be more accepting of our emotions, not to run away from them.  This technique allows them to feel less overwhelming or suffocating.

“Simone offers uncomplicated and gentle meditations that anyone can use to center, create emotional equilibrium, and foster gratitude, calm, and joy. My sessions with her during the first months of lockdown were shining lights during difficult times, and the techniques she introduced me to are still part of my daily home practice. Her services are absolutely recommended.”  Maria Arena, Dance Instructor, Martial Artist, Usui Reiki Master, Writer

PRIVATE 1:1

30 mins
$100
  • * New clients 50% off first session
  • Bespoke meditation
  • Beginner friendly
  • Takeaway tips
  • Science backed techniques
  • Reducing anxiety & stress

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60 mins
$300 *Up to 10 ppl on Zoom
  • Interactive workshop
  • Practical & proven tips to increase happiness, fulfillment and connection. 
  • 30 min presentation
  • 20 min guided meditation
  • 10 min Q&A
  • Audio meditations

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6 x 30 mins
$500
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  • Tailored to your needs
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  • Learn how to reduce anxiety
  • Increase joy and well-being
  • Takeaway tips