Mindfulness is paying deliberate attention to things as they are without judgement. Learning to be mindful changes how your brain functions leaving you feeling healthier, happier and calmer.
It has been life changing and completely surprised me at how changing the way I think about my lifestyle has improved my health. My headaches have improved hugely, I am less tired and just generally enjoy life more.”
16th November 2019
It can be helpful to remind ourselves to pause and appreciate the small things in our day, particularly during these shorter, colder days. Mindfulness can help you develop a sense of wellbeing and has been shown to improve your energy and mood. There are many excellent books and apps to help you learn (have a look at Finding Peace in a Frantic World book or the Headspace app), it can also help to learn with others and have the opportunity to ask questions. The Mindful Hour is designed just for this, a casual and friendly opportunity to try out mindfulness for the first time for free.
The next Mindful Hours at the Simply Mindfulness Studio in Postwick, Norwich are:
21st November, 11:00am-12:00pm (10:45 for beginners)
9th December, 2:00pm – 3:00pm (1:45 for beginners)
9th December, 5:30pm – 6:30pm (5:15 for beginners)
The Mindful Hour is taught by Debbie Larson, occupational therapist and trained mindfulness teacher. It is free for the first time or £8 if you have been before. Please contact us if you would like to come along. Space is limited to 12 per session.
12th November 2019
I’m very proud to have contributed to this month’s International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH) eZINE. As an advocate for all surgeons and therapists to incorporate mental health awareness and support in conjunction with their usual treatment, it is an honour that this topic is being broadcast across the world. It’s a bit heavy, but a shortened version is below! Read more »