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We all know that health is important, but many of us concentrate on our physical rather than mental health. Overlooking our mental wellbeing can result in feeling stressed, anxious, overwhelmed and discontented. Which can, in turn, lead to more severe health issues such as depression and insomnia. The importance of nourishing our mental health is evident in numerous studies.
Through personal and professional experience Agnes has seen the negative impacts of mental health being neglected. Wellbeing with Agnes was founded in order to educate people about mental health and the importance of taking care of our wellbeing.
Mindfulness plays a huge role in Agnes's work within the mental health sector, and it remains the most successful therapeutic intervention she has seen in practice. All of Agnes's services have mindfulness at their core.
To learn more about Agnes's journey with mental health, wellbeing and mindfulness follow the link below.
You can't stop the waves,
but you can learn to surf.
Mindfulness is a life skill which can deepen our sense of wellbeing and fulfillment. It involves paying attention to what is occurring in our present moment experience, with an attitude of openness and non-judgemental acceptance. It engages all of our senses as we open to our entire experience, becoming aware of our body, emotions, thoughts and the external environment.
During our stressful lives, our attention is usually dispersed. We are often busy juggling a number of tasks and pre-occupations at the same time, and none of our actions or thoughts receives our full attention. We leap stressfully from one thing to the next, like a monkey in a tree, grabbing at things that interest us or demand our attention. Then we drift on to something else; such as being distracted, day-dreaming, being caught up in our thoughts and worries about what happened yesterday and what we need to do tomorrow.
When we practice mindfulness, we will feel a sense of coming back home to ourselves. We may find that we experience a sense of brightness, clarity of purpose, playfulness, creativity and inner peace. Mindfulness is not just about having more blissful moments, it is about being more present in our lives, remaining curious, embracing all of our experiences, and most importantly, changing the relationship we have towards difficulties in our lives.