Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness Practice

Attuned to the power of you

Cultivate observation, and you will find greater internal friendliness and awe.

Mindfulness is a key ingredient to effective psychotherapy. At its origin, mindfulness comes from Buddhist meditation practices that grow a heightened state of sensory awareness and the space to observe activity of the mind and body with more distance and objectivity.


Let’s look at an example.

“I have used meditation training for many years to manage my own generalized anxiety disorder. Initially, this was an uncomfortable tool to employ. But today, if I were to describe the greatest benefit I found with mindfulness, it was the ability to see my thoughts as innocent and
harmless. They happen rapidly, constantly and relentlessly. They are made up of fears based
on past experiences or a desired avoidance of pain and disaster. Sometimes they are loud
and critical. Sometimes they are restless and bored. Sometimes they want to obsess on the
past or undue things that have already happened or draw other paths or decisions I should
or could have taken.”


My mind is active and interested in my full attention. With meditation and other mindfulness practices, I have developed the skill to observe with more distance and eventually
greater friendliness and awe. I feel less swept down stream by the river of my thoughts or physical sensations. Besides meditation, mindfulness can be the act of slowing down to taste every flavor and texture when you eat, walking or commuting with attention to your breath
and the weight of your body on the earth or seat.


A mindfulness focal point could even be to notice full and presently when you are bathing or taking a shower, to pause intermittently from the day’s to do list and enjoy the sensation of warm water and smell of soap. Mindfulness can sound profoundly simplistic, but the result is a body that is more grounded and therefore a mind that is less fearful or anxious


CBT is known to create immediate results, and clients report seeing a decrease in depressive moods and anxious states within 10-12 sessions.

Sarah’s methodology was flexible and focused on what would achieve the best outcome for me, which encouraged and maximised my development. Principally I learnt what factors influence my behaviour and techniques for minimising behaviours that negatively affect my life. For me specifically, I have become a much calmer, more optimistic and happier person. With Sarah’s help, I made key discoveries that gave me a greater understanding of who I am.