We offer services to help you deal with stress and increase your well-being in the following ways:
1-2-1 Consultation - A 50 minutes session to discuss what is troubling you and ways to deal with it using mindfulness approach and techniques, tailored for your specific needs.
Workshops - A full day or half a day workshops are available at different venues throughout the year in southwest London.
Mindfulness training in your workplace - suited to the needs of your employees. This can be a full day or half a day.
Some of the topics include:
In-house training - We can offer you a very competitive quote for mindfulness training at your workplace - to help your staff deal more effectively with work stress and pressure.
My practice is at the London Therapy Foundation, 40 Lambert Avenue, Richmond TW9 4QR. It is a short walk from Mortlake or North Sheen train stations or a good walk (or short bus hop to North Sheen on e.g. the 190, 371, 391, 493, R68 or R70) from Richmond station (District Line underground). Or you can come by car and park in or around Lambert Avenue with no restrictions.
What is mindfulness meditation?
Though it is part of Buddhist practice, mindfulness itself is non-religious. It offers several techniques to help focus and calm the mind while standing, walking, sitting ,eating and lying down. As a matter of fact, you can be mindful in whatever you do - as long as you know how.
Do I have to make my mind go blank for hours?
No. You don't make the mind go blank. You can't stop thoughts and feelings. They arise on their own accord. You simply need to be mindful of them and they will disappear accordingly.
There are many mindfulness coaching courses, how do I know which one to choose?
Indeed! Some of the courses which claim to be mindfulness are not mindfulness at all but visualisation or yoga techniques. The objective of mindfulness practice is to help us develop wisdom to understand things as they are, allowing the mind to let go. Hence you need to be aware of what you are doing, thinking, feeling in the here and now and acknowledge it accordingly without any judgement. You keep your mind within the vicinity of your body, not wandering out there. Nor are you fantasising or daydreaming about being in the meadow or somewhere relaxing.
The ultimate aim of mindfulness practice is to free oneself from suffering. However, mindfulness that is taught outside monasteries, especially in the West, aims primarily to help relieve stress and has very often added yoga, visualisation and other techniques to it.
How long does it take to learn?
The techniques do not take long to learn but to master them takes time and regular practice.
For further information on taming the truant mind and mindfulness training in southwest London, including Richmond, Kew, East Sheen, Mortlake, Barnes, Putney and Twickenham, please call: 07908 410 427. To book for our next mindfulness training sessions in Richmond/ southwest London in September, go to Eventbright tickets