Evidence is growing as to the many varied benefits of Mindfulness practice. Particularly with stress and anxiety there's increasing evidence new ways of managing these conditions which could lead to:
70% reduction in anxiety
Boosting the immune system and disease-fighting antibodies
Deeper sleep, with reduced disturbances
Decrease in negative feelings such as anger, or tension
Improvement in physical conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue,
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) was developed to help people who experience recurring depression. Combining techniques such as meditation, breathing exercises, and Mindful Movement exercises, helps reframe negative thought patterns indicative of recurrent depression. 75% of GPs think such mindfulness techniques could help patients with mental or physical health problems ranging from anxiety, bipolar disorders, through to Chronic fatigue syndrome and insomnia.
The National Institute for Clinical and Health Excellence (NICE) has developed guidelines outlining MBCT as an effective treatment for people who suffer from recurrent episodes of depression.
Mindful Moments's approach to Mindfulness-based practices for Health and Emotional Well-Being draws on the training approach of Breathworks, a community interest company (CiC) based in Manchester in the north west of England. Breathworks' founder Vidyamala Burch (see right) originally started to create this approach (MBPI) out of her own personal experience of using mindfulness for more than 20 years to manage severe spinal pain and disability after accidents and surgery.
To find out more about the benefits using the Breathworks approach to Mindfulness, please click on Vidyamala's photograph to read about what she considers to be the benefits of Mindfulness-based practices in improving physical and emotional well-being.