Mindfulness - a natural method of self-awareness


Incorporate MINDFULNESS into your life with
John Parker of Natural Therapy Solutions
in Brough (East Yorks.) and in Hull

Phone - 07716432802  -  or Gmail - johnparker@naturaltherapysolutions.co.uk


MINDFULNESS is a perfectly natural solution to achieving peace of mind in a chaotic world.

Mindfulness technique can be incorporated into natural therapy solutions such as Counselling /

Hypnotherapy / EFT.

The future NHS mental health strategy is to be built around two key concepts -

PREVENTION and RECOVERY.

MINDFULNESS is primarily a PREVENTION STRATEGY.     WHEN you learn to be MINDFUL of yourself , and of others , you

can better maintain GOOD MENTAL HEALTH , allowing you to better achieve YOUR TRUE LIFE NEEDS AND GOALS .

Mindfulness is about being a HUMAN BEING rather than a HUMAN DOING .

Often we feel driven to do things in order to feel OK  -

                                                          constantly doing things
                                                          no time to relax
                                                          always focussed on the future
                                                          feeling guilty
                                                          feeling dissatisfied
                                                          always thinking.....'I should be.....'

                                                          I SHOULD BE MORE COMPETENT
                                                          I SHOULD BE MORE SUCCESSFUL
                                                          I SHOULD BE DOING MORE
                                                          I SHOULD BE PERFECT
This set of techniques has evolved out of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (C.B.T.),and ACTION AND COMMITMENT (ACT)

THERAPY but makes use of Eastern meditation techniques.
 
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Many people today are troubled by a form of mental constipation. Our minds can get overwhelmed by pervasive thoughts 
 
that seem to swirl around and around and demand us to act upon them . Yet as there are so many of them demanding 
 
attention it seems impossible to focus on any particular one in order to do some-thing with it. We get more and more
 
agitated and feel more and more out of control. We cease to function effectively.
 
Mindfulness says –

1)      We pay too much attention to nagging thoughts that seek to overwhelm us (giving them a power over us).

2)      We tend to focus on our minds to the detriment of our bodies.

3)      Western education teaches that thinking , (rational cognitive processing),  is all powerful and denigrates emotions and bodily
 
sensations as base needs.
 

In fact, these result in much mental and physical ill-health in western societies

Therefore , in order to redress to a healthier balance , we need to –

1)      Learn how to stop being controlled by our obsessive thought patterns.

2)      Get more in touch with our bodies (by letting go of our fixation on our thoughts).