Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing ones awareness on the present moment.
Towards the end of my studies where I achieved a Masters in Psychology, my dissertation was titled ‘Investigating whether Mindfulness is effective in improving concentration and attitude to learning in secondary school students’.
As a secondary school teacher, I wanted to find out ways to help my students beyond the conventional methods.
I discovered that mindfulness not only helps to improve students’ concentration as well as attitude to learning but general well-being!
Mindfulness has been proposed as a powerful and ubiquitous therapeutic tool, upon which all types of meditation and reflective practices are based on, to enhance concentration and improve inner well-being (Kabat-Zinn, 1990; 1994).
Mindfulness has also been found to be an effective intervention tool in improving students’ general well-being, attitudes, concentration levels and, overall, benefitting learning processes (Thich Nhat Hahn, 1999), since mindfulness may facilitate focused attention on specific areas and to pay more attention to the present moment.
This project set me up on a lifelong journey and I have since included the practice of mindfulness in my daily routine because the benefits are limitless!
I have since gone ahead to take some courses on Mindfulness and now help anyone who wants to let go of various limitations and negative emotions in their environment.
Are you stressed out at home or work? Read on…
Mindfulness helps reduce stress at work and the rate at which staff disengage or take time off work:-
- Mindfulness increases productivity at work.
- Improves problem solving capabilities
- Increase creativity
- Improves well-being and mental health
- Reduces depression and anxiety
- Enhances greater life satisfaction
- Improves emotional intelligence
- Reduces conflict
“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Studies conducted by some Harvard Researchers showed the effectiveness of Mindfulness in the following ways:-
- Improved mental state depression and anxiety;
- Reduction of chronic pain;
- MRI scan showed reduced fear in candidates;
- Improved cognition, emotions and stress levels;
- Increases positive emotions.
The effectiveness of mindfulness has been studied by medical and psycho-therapeutic applications and also through socially engaged practitioners.
To fully attain the best of the mindfulness practice, it requires one to fully ‘let go’ through the meditation process.
As a purpose coach and speaker, mindfulness is used with all my clients and has been very effective in helping them on lifes’ journey.
Do you want to achieve better results at home, work and other areas of your life without the added stress?
Send me a message and will be happy to help!
I offer both virtual and in-house mindfulness in my coaching sessions.
Sessions are available for Students, Schools, Entrepreneurs, Organisations e.t.c.