Mindfulness in Nature

Mindfulness in Nature

Mindfulness is a form of meditation which has been proven to have a variety of benefits. Mindfulness refers to heightened awareness of what is going on within and around you, in the present moment, in a non-judgemental way.

Awareness of the benefits of mindfulness in the workplace is growing, and it is increasingly being adopted by leaders and staff alike to help them perform better in complex fast-changing and unpredictable environments.

Applying the principles of mindfulness to the outdoors brings a walk in the woods to a new level of intensity. It’s all about submerging yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of the woods.

A 2004 study from the Nippon Medical School found that time spent in a wooded environment lowers stress and promotes improved physical and mental health.

The benefits of practising mindfulness include:

  • Enhanced cognitive skills: concentration, memory, creative thinking, openness, flexibility
  • Enhanced psychological skills: emotional intelligence, coping with stress, communication and interpersonal relationships, self-confidence
  • Improved health and wellbeing: stress reduction, illness prevention, improved sleep quality, emotional resilience

About ChangeTherapy

I consider myself someone who 'thinks outside the box'; rather than following strict regimented instruction during the helping therapies; my belief is to frame therapies around the person, rather than try and make a person fit into a certain box. Educated at George Watson's College, in Edinburgh and then worked in Office Management/Administration for Local Government and Major Construction, before owning a retail Newsagent in the Blackhall area of Edinburgh. My training in Reiki and Healing started in 1997, and after attending college to complete my Counselling qualifications, I studied for 6 years with the Open University to obtain my Bachelor of Science degree, with Honours, studying Psychology and Counselling (including Autism) I have been involved for 22 years directly and indirectly in many capacities in the fields of Counselling for Autism, Special Needs, Adoption, HRT, Post-Cardiac Recovery, Alcohol Addiction, Gambling Addiction, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Anxiety and Sadness and Floating Harbor Syndrome. Mindfulness Practitioner; Reiki and Meditation Practitioner. Mind Coach Practitioner.
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