One of the biggest challenges I have encountered as I have worked to raise awareness of the Focussed Mindfulness programme has been to convince health practitioners and prospective clients that yes, it is this simple and yes, if you use these techniques regularly you will benefit in a profound and life changing way.
People tend to be drawn to the programme because they are experiencing some form of distress. This may be physical, emotional or mental. Usually they feel relief as soon as they start the programme, and as they continue they gain more and more benefit: they are released from their pain and they feel happier, calmer and more fulfilled. Focussed Mindfulness changes your perspective, allowing you to become increasingly aware of a deep sense of stillness and acceptance within yourself which leaves you free to engage fully and positively with life, at work and in your relationships.
I developed the techniques after experiencing first-hand the work of the world’s leading and ground-breaking teachers in the field of mental and emotional health and then sharing this with my clients and students. Over time the practice has evolved and developed in line with my personal understanding of spirituality, pain and health. The programme deals with the root cause of ill health, usually buried in the unconscious, so allowing a naturally freer and healthier state of mind. This is a refreshingly simple approach to healing illness and offers a true alternative to a life preoccupied by managing illness, unhappiness and stress and compromised by the side effects of medication. It quietens the chatter of the thinking mind, frees the body to begin healing itself and brings about an ever deepening experience of inner peace.
I believe and hope that my work is contributing in small part to a revolution in approach to healthcare that is just beginning in the West: a fundamental turnaround from the present system where the ‘patient’ looks to acquire a quick fix to their illness from a health care ‘expert’ to one where each individual is helped to find a more conscious and positive way of being which will support their own intrinsic healing process.
In my book I explore the meaning and cause of pain and describe how Focussed Mindfulness works, using real life examples. I also offer suggestions of how you can begin to practice it yourself. Order it here.
You may already recognise that you will benefit from working with a trained Focussed Mindfulness guide – we all do! When you do, please click here to find a practitioner who will work with you face to face or by phone.