Mindfulness Based Therapy

Mindfulness relates to being purposefully attentive and present, in the moment. 

The goal of mindfulness is to increase awareness and acceptance of feelings and decrease adverse reactions to people or situations. This model encourages
increased awareness of automatic reactions and aims to strengthen self-awareness.

Practicing mindfulness can helps to: 

  • shift negative thoughts and behaviours
  • manage and accept difficult emotions
  • reduce the experience of pain and suffering
  • improve self-awareness
  • increase empathy

Mindfulness therapy is an effective treatment for:

  • stress
  • pain
  • anxiety

Mindfulness practice is evidence-based and research suggests that children and adolescents who use mindfulness practices report lower levels of stress and a greater sense of wellbeing.

Children and teenagers enjoy a range of mindfulness apps such as Smiling Minds and Headspace, as well as guided relaxation.

The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice

Peggy O'Mara