Why learn to meditate?
Good health and happiness starts from a calm and clear mind.
It is well known that taking care of our physical health includes eating a good diet, regular exercise and self care. Whilst these things are necessary it is also important that we also, take care of our inner world and focus on our mental and emotional health. Unfortunately modern lifestyles are making this more and more difficult. Life has become increasingly over-complicated and we often end up running on autopilot.
When the mind is operating from a constant state of overdrive, it can put excessive pressure on mental and physical health, leading to an over-reliance on stimulants like caffeine, sugar, alcohol and junk foods to constantly boost energy levels. Meditation offers a whole range of benefits for the mind and body,which are rooted in our ability to find stillness and reflection within our lives. Meditation is a practice which gently encourages the mind to focus upon something; whether that’s the breath, body, an object or a visual, to cultivate awareness, calm and compassion. The development of a meditation practice is a skill which in time will improve health, happiness and mental and physical well-being.
Would you like to learn a new skill?
l can help guide and support you to manage your own mental and emotional well being. Using various meditation styles and mindfulness techniques to prevent stress, fatigue and burnout and avoid debilitating long-term conditions like depression, chronic anxiety, high blood pressure and insomnia.
Private or group sessions (including corporate) are available for meditation and mindfulness coaching, combining breath work to help reduce stress and bring you closer to a healthier and more balanced way of life.
One to one Meditation
Individual meditation sessions are designed to be bespoke, and are ideal if you would like a more private and personal approach for the development of your practice. The sessions are tailored to facilitate you to step out of auto-pilot and to explore the mind body connection and how it can help you to achieve an inner calm. I provide an opportunity to explore different styles of meditation, helping you to relax and find inner peace and stillness.
Benefits of a regular meditation or mindfulness practice include:
- Lower blood pressure
- Heightened attention and focus
- Greater happiness
- More emotional resilience
- Boosts creativity and productivity
- Accelerated performance
- Improved cognitive function
- Lighter moods
- Reduced inflammation
- Production of mood enhancing hormones (serotonin & endorphins)
- Reduce stress and anxiety (a major cause of disease)
- Slower ageing
- Stronger immunity
- Reduce pain
- Manage symptoms of menopause