Learning to become more mindful can be seen as an act of kindness – towards ourselves and others.  When we are not mindful, we are often on autopilot – thinking, speaking and acting in habitual ways that we have learnt over the years.  Because these ways are habitual, we tend to be unaware of them but we can sometimes feel stuck in our patterns as we face familiar feelings or reactions such as anxiety, irritation, disappointment or exhaustion

It can be very enlightening to discover the ways that our minds work and to realise that we don’t have to keep striving or doing or trying to control things.  We can rediscover the pleasure and joy that is in our lives right now and we can also learn how to be with difficulties without being overwhelmed by them

I offer three different ways for you to engage with mindfulness: