Mindfulness involves intentionally bringing awareness to the present moment, in a non-judgemental, receptive way. Research shows that our attention wanders almost 50% of the time – often times replaying unpleasant events that occurred in the past, or worrying about the future. As a result of this, we experience more stress and distress, and can spend large portions of our lives on automatic pilot, lost in thought, instead of attending to, and being engaged in our lives.
The mindfulness skills training group will provide you with an understanding of what mindfulness is, and how it can make a significant difference to your life. In this program, you will identify what matters most to you, and learn a range of formal and informal mindfulness practices that can increase your sense of meaning, enjoyment, and purpose in life.
For more information please contact the Psychologist or the Nurse Manager, West Ward, St Andrew’s Hospital, with any questions on telephone (07) 4646 3014.