We draw on a range of contemplative eastern philosophies-ancient wisdom as well as evidence based psychologies from the more traditional disciplines of western medicine and psychology to help understand the cause of as well as alleviate stress and distress.
We believe that what people seek most in life: happiness, contentment, belonging, purpose and fulfilment, is already there - hidden by a multitude of habitual, out of awareness, distracting thoughts that distort our perceptions of: our self, interpersonal relationships and the world generally.
These distractions drive reactive habitual patterns of behaviour, including unhealthy attachments to work, substances, people, possessions, the past or the future - a constant, but unsatisfied craving that leaves us feeling unhappy, discontented, unfulfilled and purposeless in the present, perpetuating a mindless cycle. Mindfulness helps us to become aware of and break this negative cycle.
By developing self-awareness, we can gradually learn to ‘come to our senses’ and bring the ‘mind home’ to pay attention to what is already there, enabling us to appreciate and be grateful for what we have, alongside accepting and meeting the inevitable challenges of the present to promote individual, organisational as well as community resilience and wellbeing.