What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a very simple form of meditation which consists of focusing your full attention on your breath as it flows in and out of your body. Focusing on your breath allows you to observe your thoughts and learn how to let go of them. You learn that thoughts come and go of their own accord and that you are not your thoughts. By focusing in this way you can understand that thoughts and feelings, both positive and negative, are transient, they come and go and you have a choice about weather to act on them or not. Mindfulness is about observation without criticism and being compassionate with yourself. When you have difficult thoughts or feelings rather than taking them personally you can learn to treat them as if they were clouds in the sky and observe them as they drift past. Mindfulness teaches you to catch negative thought patterns and allows you to begin the process of putting you back in control of your life. Over time mindfulness brings about long term changes in mood and levels of happiness and wellbeing, scientific studies have shown that mindfulness not only prevents depression, but that it also positively effects the brain patterns underlying day to day anxiety, stress, depression and irritability so that when they arise they dissolve away again more easily.
Extracted from Mark Williams, http://franticworld.com/whatismindfulness/
Mindfulness is simply
noticing what’s going on in the here and now and giving ourselves time to make a good decision.
Noticing what is happening right now, without wishing it were different
Enjoying what is good without regretting when it changes (which it will)
Being with the difficult without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t)
Our aim is to share the benefits of Equines, Nature and Mindfulness
Our teachings blend insights of mindfulness and meditations adapted from “peace is every step” Thich Nhat Hahn and “Mindfulness finding peace in a frantic World” Sean Williams and Danny Penman with the understanding of Equines and Nature.
At My Time My Space we will give you the opportunity discover a simple way to calm soothe and restore your natural balance,
Here in the idyllic Sussex countryside we hope you can learn mindfulness working with animals and nature to quiet our mind and enable us to tune in to forgotten senses, finding a space where we can feel calm, reduce stress and experience new perceptions.
Our bodies were not designed for the world we live in, life runs at a frantic pace and we feel continually under pressure to do.
Nature allows us to be and to appreciate the present moment.
Horses are mindful and live in the present, working with them and understanding their language, enables us to see our lives from a different perspective and join them in the present moment.