The Mindfulness Approach to life

At the Mindfulness Approach we believe that Mindfulness is an attitude to life that can enhance our mental health, improve our focus and attention, and overall contentment.

Perhaps you are exploring Mindfulness by reading and learning so that you can gain an understanding of Mindfulness. At this stage you are gaining a conceptual view of Mindfulness, which is necessary to a point. However it’s only when you begin to practice that you will experience life in a very different way. A lot more aware of what is happening in the moment and through this you develop the capacity to train your mind.

Our work is primarily focused on supporting our clients to bring Mindfulness into their daily life. Our portfolio includes people living with and beyond Cancer; people going through a relationship break-up; those struggling with stress, anxiety, worry in the workplace and supporting schools to implement Mindfulness to improve well-being.

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Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non judgmentally
— Jon Kabat-Zinn

Where did Mindfulness Come from?

Mindfulness is a secular practice which has roots in Buddhist philosophy. In Buddhism the purpose of the teachings and meditation is to gain insight to how the mind works. As such we could define Mindfulness as a form of mind training that helps us to understand the role our mind and thoughts play in our life.

what is mindfulness?

Simply put Mindfulness is a way of life. Through a committed daily practice you can start to raise awareness and presence so that you can "snap out" of autopilot. Getting to know your own thinking habits and how they affect you, enables you to make the changes you need to reach your highest potential.

The Mindfulness Approach teaches Mindfulness based living through the use of meditation, often referred to as the formal practice of Mindfulness. And informal practices in daily life to help bring Mindfulness alive.

We do not promise that Mindfulness will be easy or that it is in anyway an overnight cure to whatever struggles one may have. As Mindfulness practitioners we teach by example, it’s in the doing that you will benefit.

Every one of us already has the seed of Mindfulness. The practice is to cultivate it
— Thich Nhat Hanh