What is mindfulness & why do we need it in our lives?
"You can't stop the waves but you can learn to surf."
We live in an ever-changing world and in a nutshell, mindfulness is the awareness of self and the surrounding environment. The good news is that mindful living can be practiced anywhere and at anytime. From the office to your home and anywhere in between, there is always an opportunity to establish mind, body & soul reconnection. Plus, there are no age-restrictions. In fact, the earlier you introduce mindful living & meditation to your family, the better! Research suggests that human-beings are distracted with cluttered minds and automatic responses for roughly 50% of the day. Mindfulness helps create the necessary space needed between thoughts and feelings to awaken from autopilot, and truly observe the authenticity of the present moment, with less struggle and attachment to outcome.
COCOON aims to equip individuals with the means to deal with many requirements, including physical and emotional pain, stress and anxiety, as well as building emotional resilience. We do so by holding 'face 2 face' and online, individual or small group sessions & also offer school and teacher training workshops, all in line with the Al Hosn Green Pass protocol.
Lynette Tipper, founder of COCOON, is a UK registered Mindfulness Now educator and uses the Mindfulness Now teaching method, approved by The British Psychological Society, which integrates key elements of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Both are evidence based, and the latter is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Formal meditation practice is an important part of mindfulness, allowing
participants to be led through regular practice meditations, each followed
by a particular form of discussion/feedback (enquiry). No prior meditation
practice is necessary, just an open heart and mind.
Neuroscientists have shown that practicing mindfulness affects brain areas
related to perception, body awareness, pain tolerance, emotional regulation,
introspection, complex thinking and sense of self.
AND with research on Mindfulness and the benefits for teenagers gaining traction, there is
strong evidence to suggest that it can be especially helpful for young
people suffering from anxiety, ADHD and depression which has seen a
sharp increase in numbers since the pandemic struck.
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or call Lynette Tipper +971 55 989 1959 for further details.