Mindfulness meditation is a 2,400 year old practice that has been adopted by healthcare services, individuals and businesses because of the positive effects it can bring.
Mindfulness itself is a state of mind that significantly enhances our lives whether we’re in the state of stress or in state of happiness.
The techniques we learn while meditating allow us to refocus our attention on the present moment. Our worries, problems and fears are seldom about what is happening now but what we think may happen in the future.
When we are happy and enjoying life, mindfulness enhances the quality of our experience. This is not an altered state but an enhanced quality to our present moment experience free of distracting thoughts, judgments and emotions.
Mindfulness meditation and the associated practices that we teach enable us to bring mindfulness into our daily lives.
Many scientific papers have been written over the last few years which outline the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. These benefits are so overwhelming that mindfulness has been adopted by the National Health Service as a major therapeutic practice for people with recurrent depression or suffering from significant stress.
Mindfulness is also one of the key ‘five ways to wellbeing’ that constitute the evidence based process to improve wellbeing. This report was commissioned by the UK Government from the New Economics foundation, it has been adopted by the NHS and is championed by Mind, the mental health charity.
Bromley Mindfulness has taught at a number of frontline organisations and forward thinking businesses since 2013 when we were founded.