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Practising Mindfulness

At The Self Image Institute, we provide various hypnotherapy treatments to help you deal with stress, anxiety, smoking and dieting. Furthermore, we also value the importance of practising mindfulness. If you would like to learn more about our services, explore our website or contact us today.


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Practising Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the quality or state of being aware of something. It’s a moment-to-moment awareness of your thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and surrounding environment.


How to Practice Mindfulness?

Mindfulness involves paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally. That means not judging yourself for having certain thoughts or feelings. It also means observing your thoughts and feelings without trying to change them.


There are many ways to help with practising mindfulness. A few popular techniques include:

1. Body Scan Meditation: This involves lying down and systematically focusing on different parts of the body, from the toes to the head. As you focus on each part, notice any sensations you feel, such as tension, tightness or warmth.

2. Breathing Meditation: This involves focusing on the breath and noticing the sensation of breathing in and out.

3. Walking Meditation: This involves paying attention to the sensation of walking and the movement of the body.

4. Eating Meditation: This involves paying attention to the taste, texture and smell of food, as well as the act of eating itself.

5. Loving-Kindness Meditation: This involves sending positive thoughts and wishes to yourself and others.


Benefits of Practising Mindfulness

Research has shown that practising mindfulness can have several benefits for mental and physical health. These benefits include:


1. Reducing stress and anxiety

2. improving mood

3. reducing rumination (i.e., negative thinking)

4. improving sleep quality

5. reducing pain perception

6. improving quality of life

7. and more!


If you’re interested in practising mindfulness, The Self Image Institute can help. We offer various hypnotherapy treatments that can help to reduce stress, anxiety and other mental health issues. Contact us today to learn more about our services.


How Practising Mindfulness Helps to Combat Stress

Stress is a normal part of life. But when it becomes chronic, it can take a toll on our mental and physical health. practising mindfulness can help to combat stress in several ways.


1. It helps to reduce reactivity: When we’re stressed, we tend to react automatically to things without really thinking about them. This can lead to us saying or doing things that we later regret. Mindfulness helps to break this cycle by increasing our awareness of thoughts and emotions as they arise. This allows us to respond in a more deliberate, mindful way rather than reacting automatically.


2. It helps to increase focus and attention: One of the main reasons we get stressed is because we’re juggling too many things at once. practising mindfulness can help to increase our focus and attention, which in turn makes it easier to manage stress.


3. It helps us to live more in the present: One of the main causes of stress is that we’re constantly worrying about the future or ruminating on the past. practising mindfulness helps us to live more in the present, which reduces our overall stress levels.


4. It supports self-compassion: A big part of dealing with stress is having compassion for oneself. practising mindfulness can help us to be more accepting and forgiving of ourselves, which in turn reduces stress levels.


How Can Practising Mindfulness Combat Anxiety?

We all experience anxiety at some point in our lives. For some of us, it is an occasional feeling that comes and goes. But for others, anxiety can be a constant, overwhelming force that feels impossible to escape from. If you suffer from anxiety, you may find yourself constantly worrying about things that might happen, or dwelling on negative thoughts and experiences from the past. This can make it difficult to concentrate on the present moment and enjoy your life.


Mindfulness is a practice that can help you to focus on the here and now, and let go of anxious thoughts about the future or the past. Mindfulness involves paying attention to your thoughts, feelings and sensations in the present moment, without judgement. By practising mindfulness, you can learn to control your anxiety and live a more peaceful and fulfilling life.


There are many different ways to practise mindfulness. You can try attending a mindfulness class, or listening to mindfulness meditation recordings. You can also practise mindfulness in your everyday life, by paying attention to your surroundings and the things you do. For example, when you are eating, take the time to really taste and savour your food. Or when you are out for a walk, pay attention to the sights, sounds and smells around you.


If you suffer from anxiety, practising mindfulness can be a helpful way to combat it. Mindfulness can help you to focus on the present moment and let go of anxious thoughts about the future or the past.


How Hypnotherapy Helps with Practising Mindfulness

If you find practising mindfulness difficult, hypnotherapy can help. Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation in which your mind is more open to suggestions. During hypnosis, your therapist will give you positive suggestions about practising mindfulness. These suggestions can help you to feel more relaxed and focus on the present moment.


Hypnotherapy can also help you to let go of anxious thoughts and memories from the past. If you have experienced a traumatic event or have negative memories that are affecting your life, hypnotherapy can help you to deal with them more constructively. After undergoing hypnotherapy, you may find practising mindfulness easier, allowing you to live a more peaceful life.


Contact Us

At The Self Image Institute, we understand the importance of practising mindfulness as part of our hypnotherapy treatments for stress, anxiety, smoking and dieting. If you would like to learn more about our services and find more tips for practising mindfulness, explore our website or book an appointment with our hypnotherapists by contacting us at 07534448713 or yasminswilliams@gmail.com today.


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