Frequently Asked Questions
These are some answers to the most common questions that we get asked. Please contact us should there be anything that we have not answered here.
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What is MBCT?
Mindfulness based cognitive Therapy (MBCT) teaches mindfulness through meditation. It has research-based evidence for a range of difficulties including depression and anxiety. But MBCT is also an excellent set of skills to help you build strength before you get into tougher mental states...(read more)
What is MBSR?
MBSR is the gold standard in mindfulness training and is the most widely researched and validated mindfulness programme available in the world. There are over 100 randomised control studies on MBSR showing its effectiveness in developing resilience such as: increasing productivity, sharpening focus, improving sleep, relieving pain, managing anxiety, coping with illness...(read more)
Why introduce mindfulness at work?
Mindfulness is popular because it brings synergy across key human resources (HR) functions. The key principles of mindfulness span HR disciplines. For example, the same skills helping employees manage stress (occupational health), facilitates deeper concentration and productivity (learning and development), and also helps staff manage conflict with both internal and external customers...(read more)
Mindfulness can help you change mechanistic and automatic ways of repeating habits that gets you nowhere. Learn to reprogram and reset yourself. Switch from mindless autopilot to mindful and purposeful living...(read more)
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness helps us self-diagnose how our own unique ‘wiring’ of feelings, thoughts and behavior might cause problems. We need to stand still long enough to be able to observe this. Like a scientist, we put the intense microscope of curiosity and attention onto ourselves...(read more)
What is meditation like?
To overcome unhelpful habits, you learn the healthy habit of mindfulness. Like you may train to develop a muscle at the gym, you train to develop the muscle of your mind for a set period each day. Mindfulness is like a daily exercise for the mind to develop mind fitness, strength and flexibility....(read more)
What is ACT?
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT, pronounced as the word rather than the initials) is a more active take on mindfulness. ACT puts a strong focus on acting on your values. ACT sees meditation as just one way of learning mindfulness skills...(read more)
"And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer."
Rainer Maria Rilke, from Letters to a Young Poet