Anna is a Mindfulness teacher with a long standing Mindfulness practice.

Anna founded the Mindfulness Approach as a way to reach out to people coping with difficulties and challenges in life. The Mindfulness Approach focuses on helping individuals and organisations to improve their well being through focused awareness and self responsibility. 

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ANNA's PHILOSOPHY

Anna's philosophy is that self acceptance and self kindness is fundamental to a healthy mind. Her approach, the Mindfulness Approach, is rooted in self-compassion and she assists clients in developing techniques and actions to enhance their awareness as to what is, rather than what was or what should be. Her work principally centres on facing loss and journeying through transitioning stages with authenticity, courage and grace.

 
 
When my marriage ended, I suffered from severe anxiety and depression. Through my Mindfulness practice, I developed an inner strength and made peace with my life. To this day, I continue to learn and explore myself and deepen my practice.
— Anna Zannides

At the Mindfulness Approach we work with people that are in need of the necessary compassion and support to deal with varying degrees of pain and suffering. From relationship struggles to terminal illness, we are experienced in helping to alleviate the anxiety and depression that can follow a trauma or life change. 

Through retreats, workshops, bespoke courses or one-to-one sessions, we help people introduce Mindfulness into their daily lives in order to cope better and be happier.

BENEFITS OF MINDFULNESS

  • It lowers stress. Research shows that Mindfulness is not only associated with feeling less stressed, it’s also linked with decreased levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
  • It allows us get to know our true selves. Mindfulness can help us see beyond those rose-colored glasses when we need to really objectively analyse ourselves. 
  • It improves cognitive function. Cultivating mindfulness is an effective and efficient technique for improving cognitive function, with widereaching consequences.
  • It helps people with arthritis. Even though Mindfulness training may not help lessen pain for people with rheumatoid arthritis, it can help to lower stress and fatigue levels.
  •  It helps us sleep better. Mindfulness training can not only help us better control our emotions and moods, but it can also help us sleep better at night. 
  • It protects our brain. Integrative body-mind training can result in brain changes that may be protective against mental illness. 
  • It has four elements that help us in different ways: body awareness, self-awareness, regulation of emotion and regulation of attention.
  • It makes us better people. The practice can make us more compassionate.
  • It can help make cancer just a little less stressful. Mindfulness can successfully decrease stress symptoms among people with cancer. 
  • It lowers depression among risk demographics. Practising Mindfulness helps people experience less stress, anxiety and depression during difficult times (pregnancy, teenage years, trauma).
  • It supports weight-loss goals. It has been considered an excellent strategy for weight loss.