This Saturday (29th July) we have an afternoon of mindfulness meditation – a wonderful opportunity to consolidate the practices learned in our MiCBT programs. It’s a lovely way to use a cold Saturday afternoon! We find that we leave after the afternoon peaceful and calm.
The neuroscience is very helpful in allowing us to understand why meditation is so important for psychological wellbeing (see our previous blog). Recognising how the mind operates and that we can get some level of control over where we put our attention means we do not have to be the slave of our wandering minds! Regulating attention is the first step, awareness of what happens in the body while we have different cognitions is the next step and then we can learn to develop a non-reactive attitude to what arises.