Dorothy is a trained Mindfulness Teacher attached to Bangor University Centre of Research and Practise, who discovered Mindfulness over 17 years ago. What is so wonderful about mindfulness is that you do not need to sit in a state of meditation for hours, it is quite simply introduced to our daily tasks as you move around.Unlike other meditation practices today’s mindfulness is not just about sitting in deep contemplative positions, trying to reach enlightenment. It is a method of living less in an automatic habitual way, where we are not always aware of what we are doing.”It would be my pleasure to introduce you to using wonderful exercises in your life”
- Attend an eight week Stress Reduction Course
- Join me in monthly graduate practice groups
- Mindfulness In Schools Project – Guide you though introducing mindfulness into your school
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Who needs Mindfulness in their lives more than you do? Practising mindfulness helps you to:
- be fully present, here and now
- experience unpleasant thoughts and feelings safely
- become aware of what you’re avoiding
- become more connected to yourself, to others and to the world around you
- increase self-awareness
- become less disturbed by and less reactive to unpleasant experiences
- learn the distinction between you and your thoughts
- have more direct contact with the world, rather than living through your thoughts
- learn that everything changes; that thoughts and feelings come and go like the weather
- have more balance, less emotional volatility
- experience more calm and peacefulness
- develop self-acceptance and self-compassion
“Mindful Nation UK” — a Report by the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group (MAPPG) published in October 2015 has been a momentous point in time, for all those associated with Mindfulness and it’s growth in modern Western Societies.
As a long term Mindfulness practitioner I full support one of the most exciting initiatives that has come from the UK Parliament in recent times. Addressing the Health and the Wellbeing of our Nation is no easy task but to influence, inform and produce a report that has been partially championed by real life experiences of Members of Parliament, is setting an example world wide.
BBC RADIO 4 : DURATION: 28:04
In little more than a few decades mindfulness has gone from being a specialist element of Buddhist teaching to the front cover of Time magazine. It’s the must have app for the stars, courses in it are advertised in the back of all the glossies, businesses use it to reduce staff stress and boost productivity. It’s even prescribed on the NHS for anxiety and depression. This is the story of “mindfulness” – from its roots in the Buddhist practice of meditation to today’s multi-billion dollar, worldwide industry. Devoted followers hail it as a cure-all for the ills of modern life. Or is this just another health fad, destined for disparagement, like homeopathy? And what do Buddhists feel about their heritage being westernised, secularised and commercialised?
Presenter: Emma Barnett. Producer: Phil Pegum.
Mindfulness: “A way of connecting with and seeing clearly what’s happening in our life.”
BBC WOMAN’S HOUR : DURATION: 11:27
Jane Garvey discusses mindfulness and why policy makers are so interested in it…