What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment.  This can be developed through practice and our three-week course teaches you the skills to be able to practice mindfulness in your everyday life.

Mindfulness is about having awareness of your own self as well as what’s going on around you. Mindfulness isn’t only about meditation rather it is the ability to be calm and present at work, socially, in relationships and all aspects of life situations.

Why did we include this at the clinic?

At BNH we care about you holistically.  The body and mind need to work in harmony in order for you to function to full potential.  Many of you will be specifically working on physiological issues and we encourage you to work with psychological ones as well, bringing your mind and body into a sequence.

How it goes hand and hand with our other services

Mindfulness is an essential complement to all our other services.  You will develop a higher sense of self-awareness and become more consciously aware of your treatments and take charge of your progress to full recovery.

Benefits of Mindfulness

Large population-based research studies have indicated that the practice of mindfulness is strongly correlated with greater well-being and perceived health.  This is applicable to society at large as well as specific settings such as workplaces and schools.  Studies have also shown that rumination and worry contribute to mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety and that mindfulness-based intervention are effective in the reduction of both rumination and worry.

Courses on offer

At BNH our 3-week program covers the following:

Week 1

– Introduction to mindfulness

Stress and the brain and the impact on the body

– Opportunities to use mindfulness in your everyday life

– Takeaways to put into practice

Week 2 – Mindful thinking

Assessing your thinking style and the impact on your ability to be mindful

Techniques to increase your ability to be mindful

Mindful communication styles – quiz

– More take away skills to practice mindfulness

Week 3

– Stress and mindfulness – quiz

Understanding your mind states

Overcoming and moving forward

A new state of mind

Each week we will build on your skills and practice techniques while covering a range of subjects in relation to mindfulness.