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Principles of mindfulness.

  • Compassion for self and others.
  • Staying in the present
  • Letting go unhelpful thoughts
  • Giving full attention only to that which requires our attention now


If a problem seems insoluble we tend to worry and the problem grows out of proportion. This leads to frustration, inadequacy and insecurity which makes problems harder to solve and increases a sense of helplessness and despair which in turn create a new range of problems.

Mindfulness allows us the space to stand back and perceive events more realistically thus creating increased confidence in meeting challenges. It also helps to clear our minds of unhelpful thoughts and enables improved decision making and problem solving.

Stress reactivity Mindful responsiveness to stress
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