Mindfulness is the practice of bringing moment by moment awareness to where we are and what we are doing, calmly and without judgement.
It is being fully awake. It involves being here for the moments of our lives, without striving or judging.

Mindfulness practice is inherited from the Buddhist tradition. It is increasingly being employed in Western psychology to alleviate a variety of mental and physical conditions, including obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety and in the prevention of relapse in depression and drug addiction.
Without the need to meditate or follow a spiritual path, anyone can learn to be more mindful and experience life without the relentless commentary of our thoughts. Being present in the moment and more aware of your senses, feelings and emotions enables you to prevent yourself getting trapped in the endless torrent of mental events that can lead to lives of stress, anxiety and cognitive distortion.

Being mindful allows you to recognise that your thoughts are not facts and you do not need to become lost in the story they spin.

In this way you can switch off from the automatic pilot of negative thoughts and switch on to being truly alive. This fosters a shift in perspective and as such often leads to people feeling they have more control, choices, strength and confidence, more wisdom… more possibilities.

I teach Mindfulness from my own experience as a buddhist practitioner of 23+ years and as a therapist of 12 years. I have found that this practice is most useful for those with obsessive thoughts, anxiety, depression and those wanting to lose weight.

My own Mindfulness CD's are also available from my clinic.
Here's a short Mindfulness exercise to get you through the day:

*Results may vary from person to person

Mindfulness for Hypnotherapy