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Mindfulness




Mindfulness is a state of awareness and practice. It involves attending to the present moment and observing it without judgement. Contrary to popular belief it is a secular (non religious) practice and is backed by scientific evidence which is why it is gaining much credibility within the workplace.

Mindfulness is not about trying to clear your mind of all thought. On the contrary, it is about being mind FULL of all that you are presently experiencing, without judgement, just observing what is. Being consciously aware of what you are experiencing in the present keeps your mind focussed upon what is, rather than what has been or might be.

In the workplace, this has a cost particularly if you are in a leadership role, a role of influence. We require our workforce to be able to aim and sustain attention and to stay on task delivering results. A workplace full of minds flicking back and forth can be a huge cost resulting in lower productivity. Have you ever got to the end of the day and wondered…”what did I actually achieve today?” So how do we begin to build a muscle of sustaining attention? Mindfulness is a good place to start. One of the many benefits of mindfulness practice is that we begin to build our muscle of sustaining attention, of sustaining focus and as a result become more productive within our time in the office. Training the mind to focus and concentrate is becoming more critical than ever in this 24/7 world where our attention is being pulled in 100 different direction at once.

Scientific research also shows that people who practice mindfulness and also experience a decrease in stress levels, depression symptoms and an increase of resilience. Keeping in mind that one in four people will experience a mental health condition mindfulness.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioural Both CBT and CBH are therapies that focus on the present rather than the past. CBT is based on the theory that your thoughts, feelings, sensations and actions are all connected, and that negative thinking can trap you in a vicious cycle. It is a goal-oriented treatment that takes a practical approach to problem-solving. In therapy, your problem, or problems are broken down and worked through one by one. CBT aims to teach new and more beneficial ways in which to deal with issues that pop up in your daily life. CBH integrates non-trance hypnosis with CBT, using creative visualisation techniques to challenge negative thoughts and feelings and to replace them positive ideas and suggestions for change. There are three major approaches to hypnotherapy. CBH, Ericksonian and Regression (or psychodynamic) Clinical hypnotherapy uses advanced methods of hypnosis and other techniques to treat a variety of medical and psychological problems. The difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy is that hypnosis is defined as a state of mind, while hypnotherapy is the name of the therapeutic modality in which hypnosis is used. The difference between Behavioural therapy and Cognitive therapy. As the name suggests, behavioural therapy is an approach that focuses on physical actions rather than thoughts or feelings. Cognitive therapy is the concept that negative thoughts result in behaviour.



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