15 Feb So what is Mindfulness?
What is Mindfulness?
There are so many definitions of mindfulness. I am sure that 2017 will be renamed the Year of Mindfulness. It seems that everyone and anyone is trying to work out how to involve Mindfulness into their lives.
So what is it?
Simply … to be present.
“Mindfulness is to be present in every thought, every movement, every action, every feeling, every moment of peace and every breath. It is observance.” ~ Brett Cameron
“We cannot live in the past; it is gone. Nor can we live in the future; it is forever beyond our grasp. We can love only in the present.” ~ S.N.Goenka
So why practice Mindfulness?
Mindful meditation or mindfulness has been incorporated into the practices of many health clinicians as a supporting modality for
- stress and anxiety management,
- pain relief,
- relationship counselling,
- sports and performance improvement,
- reducing blood pressure and many other issues.
It is the mindful practice of acknowledging that we cannot change the past or alter the future. We can only live now. By focussing on whatever it is that you are thinking, or doing, or being now, people have found that their results are improved; their level of attention is increased; health indicators are improved.
By combining Hypnotherapy with Mindfulness, I have helped many clients to achieve their health and performance goals while also building their confidence for a future of renewal. Clinical hypnosis and mindfulness share many core values. 
I call it re-imagineering your future.
Your body and spirit will thank you.
 The Pocket Book of Mindfulness, Arcturus, London, 2015.
 Yapko, Michael D., Mindfulness and Hypnosis, W.W. Norton, New York, 2011, p.10.