Mindfulness means paying attention, without judgement, to the present moment.
This involves having an awareness but also an acceptance of your present experience. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.
An important part of mindfulness is the awareness of our thoughts and feelings as they happen, moment to moment. Through mindful awareness, we reconnect to our bodies and the sensations experienced in the body at each moment.
As we become more aware of any physical symptoms and bring an attitude of kind acceptance to what is being experienced, the resistance to any discomfort drops gradually. The body and mind shift from a stress mode or Fight/Flight mode to a Thrive or Relaxation mode, which is an important factor in alleviating symptomatic distress.
During a long term illness, it is quite natural to base our expectation, of how we will feel today and may feel in the future, on how we felt yesterday. Mindful awareness allows us to gradually free ourselves from this expectation and be more open to experiencing how we actually are in the moment without dwelling in the past or worrying constantly about the future.
Therefore, Mindful awareness empowers individuals and helps release them from perceptions of the past and projections of the future. This forms a vital part of therapy sessions.
Our mindfulness sessions are led by Nupur Agarwal who is a medically trained mindfulness practitioner.
Kindly note that the audio/video recordings are meant only as a general support and are not intended to replace any therapy or medical treatment. If you have been diagnosed with any mental health condition then please be guided by your GP/ health care team and only then access these recordings.
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