What is a Mindfulness Zoom session?
Stress, Anxiety, Worry, Depression, Fatigue, Poor Concentration,
Low Self Esteem, Brain fog and Panic Attacks
Mindfulness zoom helps your mental health rebalance and become more positive. By creating your own personal insight and deepening your conscious awareness, your thoughts become clearer and less attached to your emotions.
When your thoughts are calmer and clearer, they cease to create the feelings and the emotions that cascade and catastrophe throughout your mind and your body.
Mindfulness Zoom sessions are 1hr. The first 15 mins introduce the basics of mindfulness, and then I gently guide you to bring your mind into the present. I do this by encouraging you to become focused and follow my voice and mindfulness practice instructions.
I introduce you to the Science of Mindfulness how it works and changes your physical brain and perception.
I Introduce you to your Neural Pathways and your brain’s plasticity, your ability to change.
I teach you the best, fastest and most efficient ways to accelerate these changes.
I show you how to observe these changes and the best way to incorporate them into your life.
Understanding and listening and reading about mindfulness is very interesting and helps. The real power however is in the practising—the practising between the zoom mindfulness sessions.
For the practice takes the idea and transforms it into a reality. How do you learn to swim? Or how do you learn to speak French? You have to get in the water. You have to learn the nouns, the verbs, the adjectives etc., converting them into a deeply embedded memory that can be recalled at will. Converting all that knowledge into a new Neural Pathway.
When the new neural pathway is deep enough and clear enough, you no longer have to try. You instantly just become more mindful.
Practice Mindfulness Zoom
- Mindfulness is not a judgmental thought and not an analytical idea.
- Mindfulness is the skill of learning to be 100% in the present.
- Mindfulness training is a way to use your own mind to change your own brain, making new neural pathways, leading to outcomes with positive, and true representations of what you are experiencing now.
- Mindfulness is a way of being, a way of seeing, perceiving and acting in the real world, on a moment by moment basis, in a non-judgmental, non-analytical, non-competitive way.
- Mindfulness is a new language of the mind. A language of compassion and empathy, for yourself and others. A language to express your feelings and needs in a safe and non-confrontational way. A language to listen and express yourself with your eyes, ears, voice and heart.
Mindfulness is simple, progressive and positive.
Mindfulness is a Core practice.
- Bringing your mind back to the present moment non judgmentally.
- Stopping your judging, analytical mind from creating stories
- Creating a new Neural pathway of resting in the present moment Now
- Allowing your self to experience the moment positively
- Always available where ever you go
How often should I practice mindfulness?
By practising a little mindfulness daily, you will create the skill of mindfulness in your brain as a new neural pathway. This new habit will naturally bring you the benefits of a progressively calmer and more balanced perception of your own life and others.
There are two aspects to the development of the new mindful insight. Firstly, we do the rather boring practice of focusing the mind on the moment. This is either with me on a mindfulness Zoom session or your daily practice of 5-15 mins each day. Then.
Secondly, as you create the new neural pathway, you will become astonished at how you change from your ‘blind’ reactions to a more spontaneous response to experiences, thoughts, and feelings that fill your day and night.
This is a progressive and continous process.
How does Mindfulness work?
Scientists now recognise that the brain can change its self, through a process called Neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity works through teaching the brain, by repetition and practice, new skills of perception and response.
Mindfulness works with Neuroplasticity. Consciously using your mind to change the way your brain works, to change your mind.
A simple scientific view shows that the brain can be divided into 3 main areas.
- The reptilian Brain all about survival and reproduction
- The limbic Brain all about memory and emotions & fight or flight
- Pre Frontal Cortex all about thinking and controlling and regulating
Focusing the mind
While you are fully focused on your breathing, you can not be thinking about anything in the past or the future,(your conscious mind can only focus on one thing at a time! ) By focusing on your breath you relax and regulate the prefrontal neo cortex brain function connecting to the Amygdala (the fear) and the Hippocampus (the long term memory), allowing you to naturally balance your moods, your perception and your feelings. Discerning between true threats to your life and wellbeing and those which are just thoughts of threats.
The more you practice, the stronger your new neural pathway becomes. You move from being anxious, worried, uptight, and sad, being more aware, calmer, present and appreciative of life, and happier and healthier
What will practicing Mindfulness bring to you?
- Ability to focus your mind clearly on what ever is happening, at work, home or play.
- Clearer self awareness.
- A clearer understanding of where you personally are ‘coming from’ and an understanding of those who you work and live with are ‘coming from’, and why they are being, performing and interacting as they are.
- The ability to make clear, appropriate decisions which will be beneficial for all concerned and generate ‘win win’ situations, encouraging the best out / from everyone.
- Allow you to choose between the ‘knee jerk’ emotional reactions and the considered responses.
- Increase your Emotion Intelligence (EQ) awareness
Simple to use in times of every day stress, the mindfulness is increasingly recognised as a dynamic and life changing way to help deal with stress, anxiety, negative thinking patterns and emotional patterns.