Person Centred Counselling and Mindfulness Practice
I really value my Person Centred approach and believe that we know ourselves best and given the right setting and opportunity are fully capable of fulfilling our own potential for growth. In recent years of my personal and professional development, I have begun to train as a Mindfulness Practitioner.
Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally. ( Kabat-Zinn, 1994:4)
We often spend our time thinking about what has happened in the past or what might happen in the future.This means we don't experience what is happening now. We are able to choose where we put our attention, when we are mindful of this. When this happens, we are able to fully experience what is happening in the moment as it really is, instead of experiencing our mind's idea of events that are not true. The past is in the past and we cannot alter it, and the future has not arrived and we don't know what it will be.
If appropriate I bring person centred counselling and mindfulness practice together, as they compliment each other, when focussing on strengthening of the person's sense of self and presence in the moment.
~ Increasing Creativity
|Sadly, we are not able to rid ourselves of life's pressures but we can learn to respond to them in a calmer way, which benefits our heart, head, body and others around us.|