Mindfulness Programs Australasia offers a range of Mindfulness based courses for health and wellbeing.
“Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally.” (Jon Kabat-Zinn)
Mindfulness refers to the capacity to be present in our lives, whatever the experience. To really notice what’s going on in our mind and our body, around us and with others. This way of paying attention then allows us to see our reactions and to open up a space so that we don’t just react but rather have more choice over our reactions. This is not always easy but it is where the power lays.
“The challenge of mindfulness is to be present for your experience as it is, rather than immediately jumping in to change it or to force it to be different” (Jon Kabat-Zinn).
Mindfulness can empower us to act wisely, in accordance with our values, to decide what is needed in this particular situation, this particular moment. We are the only ones who can really take care of our own needs and be in control of what we say and do and how we react to things. Cultivating our attention this way enables us to take care of ourselves in new ways, it allows our capacities to heal ourselves and make the most of our lives, to emerge.