Mindfulness

Meditation

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom” - Viktor Frankl (1946)

Resolve is Host to Mindful Monday's!!!!
Come along to one of our guided meditation groups at 11am or 7pm. Just €5pp
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Mindful Monday has now gone ONLINE!!! 
Just click the link below to register and you will be sent the Link.
FREE for April!!!


What is Mindfulness Meditation?


Mindfulness originally derives from Buddhist philosophy and has become increasingly popular in recent years around the world.

Its primary focus is on creating awareness of an individual’s thoughts, bodily sensations, feelings and surrounding environment in the present moment.


Kabat-Zinn (2003) describes mindfulness as “paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment by moment”


Many studies have emerged showing that mindfulness helps decrease levels of anxiety, stress and helps people with symptoms of depression. Many health professionals incorporate it into therapy sessions as a modality, or in conjunction with other forms of therapy, regardless of the issue being addressed.

The primary focus of Mindfulness is for an individual to learn to live with painful thoughts and feelings in the present moment, while learning to accept and not judge these as they arise. It sounds easy, however this is a skill that a person attains over time and some may struggle with this. The benefits of mindfulness practice, range from feeling at ease in times of stress, better relationships, and coping with anxiety, sadness and difficulties in daily life. Techniques used, help people integrate formal practice into their daily lifestyle and include breathing meditations, body scan meditations to balance the body and mind. Mindfulness also teaches cognitive concepts such as association between thoughts and feelings and therefore helps a person develop a deeper understanding of themselves.


All approaches based on mindfulness interventions, highlight that it should be practiced in a non-judgmental way and not to label thoughts as true or false. This enables people to monitor the automatic cognitive and emotional processes by becoming aware of present moment. Additionally, mindfulness practice empowers people to become aware of the tread of unconscious thoughts by enhancing their cognitive awareness. This is done through practice of sensing in the present moment instead of thinking of the past or future.

One to One Meditation Sessions

If the group setting seems a little overwhelming, we also offer one to one meditation sessions tailored to you, email us below to book in for a one to one meditation session.

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