It’s great that living more mindfully is beginning to take hold. So many more people are realising that life works so much better if you bring your focus to what’s actually happening in the moment, rather than fretting about events that have passed, or uncertainties to come.
And regularly spending time in the deep state of relaxation that mindfulness/meditation can bring means countless health benefits, reduced anxiety/depression, and for some, a pathway to greater psychological and spiritual development.
Activities and practices which help us foster this approach to life are springing up everywhere – from courses in traditional monasteries, to endless books on Amazon, to CDs and apps, and even subscription programmes where people are paying each month to be guided through the process.
At Gently be we want to support people in finding the kind of mindfulness, meditation or relaxation habit that works for them. You don’t have to ‘join’ anything to get the benefit; you don’t have to become anything either (religious/spiritual or subscribe to a certain philosophy).
Fundamentally, mindfulness is a natural human state. Our brains were never meant to cope with the constantly ‘wired’ state required by life today – so much to do/plan/analyse/communicate/be alert to. The wired state was meant to help us cope with short term events and tasks, with the rest of the time being spent in a gentler state – like an idling engine, just ticking over and ready to go, but essentially a state of rest and softer focus. Gently be offers practical opportunities to explore mindfulness/meditation and relaxation, so that your life can benefit too.
One to one or group lessons can be arranged (contact us here), or we’ll
come to your school or workplace to teach appropriate techniques. You may prefer to experience different techniques and practices at one of our ‘Time Out’ sessions or retreats. For some people mindfulness meditation can also support progress in hypnotherapy.