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Bringing mindfulness into every day

Mindfulness is the basic human ability of being fully present, aware of where we are, what is happening and what we're doing, whilst not being overly reactive or overwhelmed by what's going on around us.

We naturally have the capacity to be present but so often our mind takes flight, we lose touch with our body, and pretty soon we can end up engrossed in obsessive thoughts about something that just happened, or fretting about the future. And that makes us anxious.

It's all too easy to rush through life without noticing what's going on and not appreciating the good stuff around us. Busyness can lead to us living on 'automatic pilot'. When this becomes a habitual state, it can be associated with a number of stress related health problems.

Practicing mindfulness gives us some time in our lives when we can suspend judgement and unleash our natural curiosity about the workings of the mind, approaching our experience with warmth and kindness to ourselves and to others. Taking a pause and choosing how we act helps us to alter our habitual responses. Even a little bit of mindfulness makes our lives better.

It's evidence-based. Both science and experience demonstrate its positive benefits for our health, our happiness, our self, and our relationships.

Anyone can do it. Mindfulness practice does not require anyone to change their beliefs. Everyone can benefit and it's easy to learn. All we need to do is to develop the intention and motivation to practise so we develop a new habit. Mindfulness can lead us to effective, resilient responses as we deal with our world's increasing complexity.

Melva Burton Mindfulness Association Approved Teacher Susan Whitehead

Melva Burton and Susan Whitehead have both trained with the Mindfulness Association to delivery the Mindfulness Based Living Course.

Melva is a coach and trainer who, through the charity Being on Purpose, also runs Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention and Mindfulness for Recovery courses. Susan has spent over thirty years working in the civil service and is now pursuing her dream of sharing her passion for mindfulness with others. Melva and Susan have seen first hand the transformative power that mindfulness practice has on people's daily lives and they are keen to share this with people in East Lancashire.

Mindfulness on the Spot


Do you belong to a group that would like a Taste of Mindfulness session or your own mindfulness course?

Or maybe you're interested in some individual mindfulness sessions.

Then talk to Melva.

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Any questions?

Want to book onto a course?

Contact Melva 07962 185691