What’s happening in Janaury?
Firstly, a very Happy New Year to each and every one of you. Needless to say I’m very excited to start 2017 and, as promised, I’m delighted to announce the first course of Just Be Mindful Meditation which will start this month and run throughout the year going forward. With only 2 places remaining for the first course starting on Monday, 23rd January at 10am please let me know if you can join us immediately. Each course will run in blocks of 4 weeks continuously for the year and each block will cost €48, payable in advance to secure your place.
Based on demand I will look at doing evening or weekend courses also if that is what you want? To book for the first session or to let me know your when would suit you please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 0868968409.
The Just Be Clinic is back to normal working hours and I will also this month be available for Reiki and Reflexology at Adare Health Foods and Wellness Centre on Saturday, 14th January. To book an appointment call/text 0868968409 or email email@example.com
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment—and accepting it without judgment. Mindfulness is now being examined scientifically and has been found to be a key element in happiness.
Professor emeritus Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder and former director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, helped to bring the practice of mindfulness meditation into mainstream medicine and demonstrated that practicing mindfulness can bring improvements in both physical and psychological symptoms as well as positive changes in health attitudes and behaviors.
The benefits of mindfulness are widely recorded and not only benefit our mental well-being but also our physical and emotional well-being also. Here are some of the benefits;
- Increasing your capacity for mindfulness supports many attitudes that contribute to a satisfied life.
- Being mindful makes it easier to savor the pleasures in life as they occur, helps you become fully engaged in activities, and creates a greater capacity to deal with adverse events.
- By focusing on the here and now, many people who practice mindfulness find that they are less likely to get caught up in worries about the future or regrets over the past, are less preoccupied with concerns about success and self-esteem, and are better able to form deep connections with others.
- Physically being mindful will help relieve stress, lower blood pressure, reduce chronic pain, improve sleep and even alleviate gastrointestinal difficulties
- Mentally being mindful will help improve symptoms of depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, conflicts and anxiety disorders
Just Be for January!