Mindfulness meditation and generative trance are powerful tools for reducing stress levels and managing specific or general anxiety – without the need to talk through, make meaning of, or interpret what is going on for you.
Mindfulness is also the primary tool for self-study – the heart of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. In Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, mindfulness connects you to what is happening right now, in present time, and teaches you how you organise your internal experience, and how to organise your experience differently. Sustained mindfulness – applied in a particular way, allows the natural intelligence of the body to surface and facilitates the processing and resolution of traumatic memory.
What is Mindfulness?
When you practice mindfulness you bring a gentle and kind attention to different aspects of your experience such as breathing, sensation, sounds, emotions. You pay attention and learn to be with whatever is happening – even when your experience is not what you want it to be.
Mindfulness is about refining your capacity for presence, so you can be more aware of and in each moment.
Practising mindfulness activates the parasympathetic nervous system, the part of your nervous system that is designed to bring you into balance and make you feel at ease and content. Since 1979, there has been a growing body literature supporting the effectiveness of mindfulness in addressing a range of illnesses.