I’ve learnt Meditation in ’99, a whole two years after a nervous breakdown at the tender age of 19.
To say that it helped is a huge miss understatement.Meditation is the practice of the absence of thought and the focusing of the mind for a specific period of time. Very few people start Meditating and are immediately able to focus so clearly that the mind doesn’t wonder, but everyone is capable of achieving this state with practice.The secret of being able to do any meditation is to focus the thought on one’s breath and fixate the mind’s eye in a space between the eyebrows at the top of the nose canal. In doing so the mind is forced to work on a specific natural process and eventually gets bored of running around.Mindfulness is the practice of being, being present, aware, accepting one’s thoughts and feelings, bodily sensations. Is to be consciously aware of the now, the present moment, without judgement. Unlike Meditation, you can actually be Mindful at any point, perhaps you do it already and you are just not aware of it. Is like losing oneself looking at a new born sleeping, or sitting on a deserted beach and immersing oneself on the movement of the waves, the breeze, the sounds. It is living in the moment, that moment of peace and stillness that perhaps we are all longing for.Both practices can reduces stress, slow ageing, improve and strengthen the immune system, improve concentration and memory, induce mind and body relaxation, reduce high blood pressure, increase self awareness, reduce pain, exhaustion, equilibrate insulin production in diabetes sufferers and so much more.Regular practice is truly life changing.
I can teach these one to one or in a class group, I create personalised visualizations that intertwine in self hypnosis, to bring about change and make the practice easy and pleasure full. These can be recorded professionally after our session, for you to continue the practice at home. One of my visualizations is included in the 2008 Dr David Hamilton’s book ‘How your mind can heal your body’.