Mark Williams, professor of clinical psychology at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, says that mindfulness means knowing directly what is going on inside and outside ourselves, moment by moment.
Mindfulness can be an antidote to the “tunnel vision” that can develop in our daily lives, especially when we are busy, stressed or tired.
Observing and Sensing
At Positive Medicine we would say learning to observe and sense ourselves in a very particular way brings to us a new awareness that has the power to dissolve entrenched negative patterns of thinking and feeling. Practising this observational skill is known as mindfulness as we are being mindful about what is happening from moment to moment both within and outside of ourselves.
Transform Your Life
It is not about trying to change anything it is about allowing things to change through the power of observation. This particular skill can be taught and with practice can become a force for positive change that really has the power to transform your life. It sounds amazing because it is but it is a skill that needs to be learnt and once learnt it needs to be remembered.
Remembering ourselves when we wish to be mindful is part of the process. At Positive Medicine we provide the training that you require to learn and master this skill. If you would like to embark upon this journey and improve your inner and outer life through a practice that you can learn easily contact us for an appointment.