Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the ability to bring one's attention or awareness to bear on the current moment experience. There are a whole raft of techniques that help to achieve this, but usually they involve 'anchoring' one's current experience to an object such as the breath or parts of the body. I tend to teach mindfulness techniques as an aid to therapy, and can teach a range of strategies on request to individuals or in a group format. 

With daily practice, mindfulness can help you achieve a sense of distance between oneself and the thoughts that appear in the mind. Over time, a sense of relative freedom can be achieved from negative, self-critical, worrisome, fearful and angry thoughts. With mindfulness you can develop a sense of mastery over your thoughts which will lead to the relief of psychological distress and therefore a greater sense of inner calm. 

I have extensive training in a range of mindfulness-based therapy approaches, such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion-focused Therapy (CFT). I use mindfulness regularly in therapy. Mindfulness and meditation is particularly useful in helping to manage trauma-related symptoms such as flashback memories of a trauma event. As such, mindfulness can form an important part of one's recovery and ongoing 'tool kit' for maintaining progress after therapy.

LIVING INSIGHT THERAPY

Matthew Morgan, Psychotherapist, B.Sc. (Hons), Dip., M.Sc., BABCP Accredited

Tel: 07846721013, Email: matthew@livinginsighttherapy.co.uk