What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a technique which involves taking notice of what’s happening in the present moment (in your mind, body and surroundings) – without judging anything. You don’t have to be spiritual, or have any particular beliefs, to try it.
It aims to help you:
- become more self-aware
- feel calmer and less stressed
- feel more able to choose how to respond to your thoughts and feelings
- cope with difficult or unhelpful thoughts
- be kinder towards yourself.
Studies show that practicing mindfulness can help to manage a range of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and stress.