WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?

WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?

So what’s the hype all about?

Mindfulness can be defined as the ability to be aware of our moment to moment experience, whether pleasant or unpleasant, with acceptance. It is a practice that can help people connect with the present moment in a more compassionate way. When working with clients, mindfulness skills, when practiced formally and informally, can be useful on a day to day basis - from engaging in daily activities in a rich way to being able to work through more difficult life experiences. It is a skill that needs to be practiced consistently in order to experience the benefits - it is a lifelong practice that can help reconnect you to your true, innate self.

HOW YOGA CHANGED MY LIFE

HOW YOGA CHANGED MY LIFE

Although I have been practicing yoga for a long time, it took me a while to figure out that yoga was more than just yoga postures. My first thought of yoga was most often tied to yoga classes, yoga sequences, and flexible people.

Once I was able to see yoga as more than just postures, I was able to experience the richness of its effects on and off the mat. I was able to connect to my body through movement, breath and meditation. All of which, encompass yoga.

IS COUPLES COUNSELLING FOR US?

IS COUPLES COUNSELLING FOR US?

Are you feeling disconnected from your partner? Do you find that you can’t communicate or have trouble as a couple with conflict resolution?  Do you have diminished sexual desire and activity level? Do you find that you and your partner are replaying old arguments and resurrecting past hurts? Is resentment and contempt replacing patience and love? Do you feel as though you can’t be yourself around your partner?

If you are experiencing this or any other type of relationship issue, couples counselling can be an effective way to get support in these areas. Counselling can provide a space to discuss your concerns with a third party who can help you identify the negative cycles keeping you as a couple in distress. If you have concerns about your relationship, I would strongly encourage you to seek out a therapist who has experience and specializes with counselling couples as couples counselling is quite different from individual counselling.