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Mindfulness Coaching

Mindfulness Coaching

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  • FIRST APPOINTMENT
    90 minutes
  • Includes Initial consultation
    £85.00
  • SUBSEQUENT APPOINTMENTS
    60-minutes
  • £70.00
Sessions are all held online unless special arrangements are needed
 

What is Mindfulness Coaching?

I think of mindfulness as both an action and an attitude, or as a state of both doing and being. When we choose to practise mindfulness – the doing part – we pay close attention to what we are experiencing in the present moment, concentrating on the breath, the body or perhaps a creative activity to help us stay focused and aware. In our day-to-day life we tend to be creatures of habit and much of what we do is a kind of unconscious reaction to life’s circumstances. Mindfulness is the ability to be more aware, or awake, to our experiences in the present moment. This ability then enables us to choose how to respond to our experiences. Mindfulness can help you to break cycles of reactivity and to regain a sense of initiative, confidence.
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How Does Mindfulness Work?

Mindfulness works on a number of levels.

From a physical point of view, formal mindfulness practice causes the relaxation response, which means your breathing slows, your blood pressure drops, you relax and feel calmer.

From a brain science point of view, regular mindfulness reduces the reactivity of the amygdala; a part of the brain that processes emotions. This means you become less reactive and less stressed out about things, in particular worries, and thoughts that previously may have caused you stress, are not so problematical.

From a psychological point of view, mindfulness allows you to start to feel in to and experience a very natural and real sense of being totally OK. This feeling of being OK creates a high degree of self-acceptance and less striving to try and trying to perfect or fix yourself or your life.

What Happens In A One-To-One Mindfulness Session With You?

I offer one-to-one mindfulness sessions and can integrate mindfulness-based techniques into my therapies. I will discuss with you what situations and thoughts are problematical with a view to helping you become much more mindful and aware in these situations. There is no attempt to change your thinking, but simply to become more aware of the unhelpfulness of some your thoughts. You may be encouraged to reflect on a difficult situation as it is happening or soon after. Similarly, you may be encouraged to stay with an upsetting emotion for some length of time so that you can become more familiar with it and perhaps avoid the need to bring a lot of resources to fighting it off time after time. In essence the aim of a one-to-one mindfulness session is to allow you to have a different, easier relationship with problematical thoughts, emotions and bodily sensations.

What Are The Results Of One-To-One Mindfulness Sessions?

The result is an increase in well-being, more control over your own mind as you spend less time thinking about difficulties and troublesome thoughts. A regular mindfulness practice helps us move through our lives with inner peace.

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How Do You Learn Mindfulness?

Through practice. There is no shortcut. Mindfulness is learned experientially, which means trying it out for yourself. Formal practice is sitting and being mindful without any distractions for a period of time (every day if possible).

Informal practice is taking what you have learned through your formal practice of being present and applying this moment-to-moment in everyday life. Like any skill, the more you practise it, the easier it becomes.

It is relatively easy to learn how to be mindful.

Mindfulness is developed through a series of simple practices that help us to become aware of what is happening to us. Over time we learn to see what is actually happening and to develop the ability to choose how we respond instead of what often is an automatic reaction.

What Does Mindfulness Feel Like?

It depends on your experience at the time. Mindfulness isn’t one particular state or experience, but rather a deepening into the feeling of the experience you are having right at this moment – which could be pleasant or unpleasant. Mindfulness is not designed to change our experiences as much as change our relationship to our experience so it is not so stressful and problematical. One thing is for sure though, you can only experience what mindfulness is like by actually doing it.

What Are The Benefits Of Mindfulness?

Mindfulness practices have gained momentum in the modern world and with good reason: they are specifically designed to improve our ability to perform under stress and pressure.

Over Time And With Regular Practice, Many People Find That Mindfulness Helps Them To:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Feel more joy
  • Increase feelings of well-being
  • Increase self-acceptance
  • Improve sleeping patterns and the immune system.
  • Increase self-acceptance and self-love

What Is Taught In Mindfulness Meditation?

In mindfulness meditation, participants are taught to focus their thoughts on their immediate physical sensations – including ones normally taken for granted, such as breathing in and out – in a way that helps them cope more easily with physical pain and to minimise any worries or anxieties they might have about the past or future.

What About The ‘Spiritual’ Aspects Of Mindfulness?

Mindfulness training is 100% secular and non-religious fashion with no religious terms, philosophy or ritual. The benefits of mindfulness do not rely on any belief system.

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Disclaimer

Marlene DOES NOT claim to cure or to diagnose any medical condition. The information provided on this website is to give you information about the services offered so that you can make an informed choice. This is not professional medical advice and is not a means of diagnosis or treatment, nor is it intended to be a substitute of allopathic healthcare. If you have a health problem, medical emergency, or a general health question, it is recommended you should consult your doctor. The services provided by Marlene are not intended to treat, cure or diagnose any medical condition.

Cancellations

Cancellations are sometimes unavoidable however clients are kindly requested to give a minimum 48hrs notice otherwise the following will apply:
  • More than 48h
    No Fee
  • Less Than 48h
    Full Fee
  • No Show
    Full Fee
For late arrivals, it may not be possible to carry out the full session so please be prompt.

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My intention is to help people take control of their life, by supporting them in achieving their life goals by using the tools and skills that I teach in order to apply them in the everyday.

Professional Memberships

CNHC

Registered Practitioner

The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council

APHP

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The Association of Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy

NRPC

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The National Register of Psychotherapists & Counsellors