Mindfulness gives you awareness…
Awareness gives you choice…
Choice lets you respond, instead of react.
Recharge, refocus and regain control
We live in a constantly busy world, where phones and texts and emails keep nagging for our attention, and our to do lists just keep getting longer…
So if you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed, and wondering if you can last until the holidays…
… then Mindfulness is the recharge you’ve been looking for.
So what is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the awareness that gives you choice about how you want to respond to a situation, rather than just react to it.
It’s the mental and physical state of top athletes and performers.
‘We are thrilled at the success of the Mindfulness, Wellbeing and Performance workshops that Liz O’Brien has delivered to staff at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Liz has an engaging and relaxed manner that supports participants to understand the theory and techniques associated with Mindfulness practice. The post-session feedback has been fantastic, with participants reporting greater control over negative thinking patterns and greater resilience to work stressors.’Fiona Andrew, Psychologist MAPS, Health and Wellbeing Coordinator at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
How can Mindfulness help?
By being engaged and bringing an attitude of curiosity and openness to an experience, we allow ourselves more space and choice. It’s the opposite of how we usually feel under pressure.
When we’re stressed or overloaded, we tend to be reactive or operate on autopilot.
That’s fine for making a cup of coffee but not always useful when the conversation or situation needs your full attention, whether that’s talking to your kids or driving or writing an important email.
Instead of being distracted and only half there, mindfulness let’s you deliberately decide where to put your attention. And an amazing bonus of this is that stress levels start to wind back and you feel more relaxed and in control again.
Mindfulness offers some very straightforward and easy to apply tools that make a big difference to reducing stress and improving communication and performance.
It develops the ‘muscle of attention’ so that you begin to notice when your mind has wandered or stressful thoughts are escalating, and be able to bring it back and stay focused on the task at hand.
Mindfulness also involves self-awareness and cognitive strategies that help you better manage stress day to day.