“Are you lost inside your mind or awake inside the present moment?”
~ Michelle McClintock
Mindfulness is the process of bringing one’s conscious attention to the thoughts, feelings, emotions, experiences and sensations occurring in the present moment.
Much of our suffering in life comes as a result of being over-identified or “lost inside” the human mind.
The human mind is very powerful. It is also a thought-generating machine…
And the vast majority of most people’s thoughts are not very helpful.
Try observing your own thinking mind for a day or two…
Notice how many negative, judgmental, self-critical or futile thoughts your mind thinks.
Notice how much worrying and stressing your mind encourages you to do…
When we “buy into” or “get swept away” by these kind of thoughts, then we lose contact with the present moment.
Why does that matter?
Because the present moment is where ALL your power to create fulfilment, joy and happiness lives.
Instead, we humans tend to avoid staying in contact with the present moment, because that’s also where our fears, pain, hurts, grief, anger, frustrations and vulnerability live.
Habitual avoidance of the present moment leads to greater suffering.
Michelle McClintock uses evidence-based approaches including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and these may help you better manage symptoms associated with:
general anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder
depression & mood disorders
substance misuse, addictions & eating issues
stress resulting from trauma, relationship issues, workplace problems
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