Welcome to my website - debbiemindful I am dedicated to helping you de-stress, relax, increase your awareness, feel energised and promote a feeling of acceptance - all of which will help to reduce life's pressures. You will feel calmer and peaceful and improve your quality of life.
What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a state of mind that anyone can adopt to become more self-aware, reduce stress/anxiety and achieve more in a calm and considered manner.
What changes will you notice if you practice Mindfulness? It is about learning to step back from impulsive or repetitive thoughts/feelings and learning to observe our surroundings with detachment. These simple yet powerful techniques can change how you think, feel and act in everyday life leading to more positive outcomes and responses.
Start making the change Just practising Mindfulness for 30-40 minutes during the work day will help reduce stress, anxiety/depression, fatigue, and negative thinking. It will promote creativity, as well as improving memory, concentration and focus.
Don't just take our word for it, there are many success stories where mindfulness has had a positive effect on the workforce e.g. Transport for London has seen the number of days taken off because of stress, anxiety and depression fall by 71% since introducing employees to mindfulness (Source - Personnel Today). Other benefits include heightened emotional intelligence, improved decision-making and strategic-thinking abilities, a heightened ability to focus and enhanced creativity.
Other research suggests that employees who practise mindfulness have less emotional exhaustion, better work-life balance and better job performance ratings. They are also more likely to show concern towards co-workers and express opinions honestly.
So why not treat yourself and your valuable team to some rare valuable Mindfulness time? Just one mindfulness session can heighten self awareness and feelings of well-being, so you and your team return to work feeling refreshed, invigorated and valued. Regular mindfulness sessions can lead to higher cognitive skills such as improved reaction times, comprehension scores, working memory functioning and decision-making.
Mindfulness expert Mirabai Bush, famous for introducing it to Google, says: "Introducing mindfulness into the workplace does not prevent conflict from arising or difficult issues from coming up. But when difficult issues do arise... they are more likely to be skilfully acknowledged, held, and responded to by the group. Over time with mindfulness, we learn to develop the inner resources that will help us navigate through difficult, trying, and stressful situations with more ease, comfort, and grace. "Becoming more aware of your own emotions as they arise gives you more choice in how to deal with them. Mindfulness helps you become more aware of an arising emotion by noticing the sensation in the body. Then you can follow these guidelines: stop what you are doing. Breathe deeply. Notice how you are experiencing the emotion in your body. Reflect on where the emotion is coming from in your mind (personal history, insecurity, etc). Respond in the most compassionate way."