Welcome to Equilibrium Mindfulness!
Providing Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction courses, mindfulness classes and workshops in Otley, Guiseley and the surrounding area.
The aim of Equilibrium Mindfulness is to spread the practice of mindfulness and make it more accessible in a knowledgeable, supportive and friendly environment.
Attend the informal mindfulness classes in Otley or register for one of the upcoming MBSR courses or workshops.
Bespoke courses are also available on request.
WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?
Mindfulness is the act of bringing our full attention to what is happening in the present moment. It is an ability to be present with each moment in life just as it is.
We experience moments of mindful joy when we are simply here with the experience that is happening right now…. Perhaps you can remember a time when a beautiful sunset took your breath away, walking through nature you were caught up in the moment or even just that moment of sitting with a cup of tea when the world stops for a few seconds? That experience of just being with what is happening and feeling the vivid and joyful moment is a an experience of mindfulness. Formal mindfulness practice develops this capacity of ‘being’ within us so that we have more moments in our lives where we are present … developing our ‘mindfulness muscle’.
Training the capacity to be present in our lives can enrich our experiences and also increases our capacity for letting go of what is not in the present (stress, worry, anxiety). Mindfulness practice can also help us to be with difficult thoughts, feelings and emotions in a more kind and healthy way, letting them pass in time without feeling as taken over by them or not fueling them as much with negative thought and rumination.
Mindfulness practices have been studied in a research context for over 35 years.
Over time regular mindfulness practice has been shown to:
Reduce levels of stress, anxiety and depression
Reduce rumination and worry
Manage chronic pain
Improve sleep quality
Increase feelings of self-acceptance and self-compassion
Develop more healthy relationships with food, alcohol and smoking
Improve concentration and focus
To find out more or if you have any questions about whether mindfulness classes are right for you then please do not hesitate to contact me: