Are you suffering anxiety or depression? Have you been searching for a natural way to get fast relief when feelings of intense worry or sadness set in? One of the most effective ways to relieve these symptoms and prevent their return is mindfulness classes. Through a guided mindfulness meditation you will learn to release the stress associated with what you cannot control and feel empowered in living a life that is of your choosing.
What is mindfulness meditation?
Mindfulness meditation is defined as: “the practice of focusing the mind (meditation) on the present moment (mindfulness). This extremely popular meditation technique enables you to concentrate your full attention on what is happening in the present moment.
By focusing entirely on the present, you detach yourself from negative feelings and thoughts associated with the past, and from worries about the future.
Mindfulness meditation allows you to observe your feelings “from above” in a completely non-judgemental way. This helps you realise that your feelings are just that – only feelings; they don’t define who you are.
Practicing mindfulness meditation will help you become aware of your thought patterns. Awareness of your thought patterns decreases the desire to react to them immediately. This, in turn, prevents you immediately reacting out of frustration, sadness or anger.
How mindfulness meditation can help you
If you suffer depression and/or anxiety, mindfulness meditation can vastly improve your quality of life. Through guided meditation, practicing mindfulness helps you:
- Focus on the present
- Mindfulness meditation helps you retrain your mind to not worry about the past or what will happen in future. Instead, you can focus entirely on the present moment.
- Increase serotonin production
Serotonin is a “chemical messenger” which plays a crucial role in activities such as:
- Mood regulation and social behaviour
- Proper cognitive function (i.e. memory and learning)
- Appetite regulation, and;
- Proper sleep
- Lessen Emotional Reactivity
When you feel anxious or depressed, you’re more likely to react to the situations upsetting you. Mindfulness meditation allows you to detach from an emotional situation and address the issue cognitively.
To banish feelings of anxiety and depression for good, contact me today for a mindfulness meditation session.