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What is mindfulness & why do we need it in our lives?

"You can't stop the waves but you can learn to surf."

John Kabat-Zinn


Mindfulness is the practice of intentionally focusing one's attention on the present moment, without judgment or distraction. It involves being fully present in the here and now, and cultivating an awareness of one's thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations in the present moment.


In today's fast-paced and often stressful world, mindfulness can help us to manage our emotions and stress levels, improve our mental health, and increase our overall sense of well-being. Research has shown that practicing mindfulness regularly can help to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve cognitive functioning, and even lower blood pressure.

In addition to these mental and physical health benefits, mindfulness can also help us to cultivate greater compassion and empathy for ourselves and others, improve our relationships, and enhance our overall sense of connection to the world around us.

Overall, mindfulness can be a powerful tool for improving our overall quality of life, and is increasingly recognized as an important aspect of personal growth and development. Plus, there is no age-restriction. 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 over 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 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.


Mindfulness Now  


Lynette Tipper PCC, 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 ADHD, anxiety and depression, which has seen a sharp increase

in numbers since the pandemic struck.

To find out more, kindly contact us on 

or call Lynette Tipper +971 55 989 1959 for further details. 

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