Mindfulness and Relaxation in Sydney
This therapy is preparation for people who want to use Hypnotherapy, Reiki or Past Life Regression to clear unwanted issues. This training will give you the tools to better go into a peaceful relaxed state, enabling you to effectively heal the self. This training is used in harmony with my therapies as preparation for further healing work.
Mindfulness and Relaxation in our Sydney clinic can help with bringing bliss and joy back into your life. Mindfulness and Relaxation is a hot topic in Western Psychology. This therapy is an effective way to reduce stress, increase self-awareness, enhance emotional intelligence, and effectively handles painful thoughts and feelings. It is the process of being able to focus on what you choose to focus on, or focus on quieting the mind like meditation. The difference between Mindfulness and Meditation is that in Mindfulness, we are focusing on the present and enjoying just being in that moment, even with our eyes open and in conscious state. As you learn to let go of invading thoughts without judgement, you are then able to train the mind to focus on what you desire.
Meditation is the balance of mindfulness and relaxation. Buddhist Meta meditation is very effective as it allows the cultivation of compassion to others and yourself. As we observe others and other peoples motivations, we can see that we are all doing our best to deal with life as it unfolds for us. Ethics and motivations are both acknowledged when we do the things we do, which allows us to understand that we are all feeling the same emotions and experiences, but just dealing with them in different ways.
The universe is flowing with constant change. The idea that we are still and fixed in our identity does not fit with the natural flow of reality. This can cause great suffering as we are then attached to something that isn’t rooted in reality. Deep craving leads to attachment and suffering. The idea is to flow with the natural order of the universe, allow the feeling of “drifting like a feather in the wind”, or a “leaf running down a river”. This is called ‘Conditionality’. This is a beautiful Buddhist teaching which has been understood since 2500 BC when the Buddha was enlightened. Enlightenment is the process of seeing the illusion and healing these aspects of ourselves in harmony with the truth, aligning with nature and its laws. Nature doesn’t change for us. We are the ones who need to be in harmony with it. By taking a walk in a relaxing park on a beautiful sunny day, you can enjoy the sounds of the birds singing; or as you breath fresh clean air of a pleasant spring morning. Or you may just enjoy eating your favourite meal with a loved one. Just being present is so rewarding.
We are not our thoughts
When we do have negative invading thoughts that limit us, it is about seeing the illusion of how, when, where and why these thoughts came about through belief. Meditation is not about blanking out the mind of thoughts. It is about observing without judgement and nurturing with compassion. Meditation is the contemplation of this deeper thoughts, enabling the simple truths and realisations to shine through. Sometimes our thoughts can deceive us and sometimes our thoughts are actually not our own. Meditation is about exploring your true divine self and shining that true authentic self from within, outwards, just like a shining light. Being relaxed and mindfully aware means that these realisations will shine through with clarity, which otherwise would not be realised when we are stressed and unable to contemplate in a state that brings clarity and deeper awareness.
Calming and balancing the mind
It can also apply when you are studying for an exam. If you are worried about passing an exam, you are then in the future filled with anxiety. If you are in the present, you become aware of what you need to focus on in order to pass the exam. Relaxation in the moment helps with clarity allowing you to absorb things into your mind and body. It is energy that we can bring into our being. This is how we can change our energy by being more receptive and open, bringing present awareness of relaxation, peace and enjoyment in our lives.
Although Mindfulness, Relaxation and Meditation has only recently been embraced by Western psychology, it is an ancient practice found in a wide range of Eastern philosophies, including Buddhism, Taoism, Zen and Hinduism. Mindfulness is about waking up, connecting with ourselves, and appreciating the fullness of each moment of life. Kabat-Zinn calls it, “The art of conscious living.” The aim is to be completely relaxed to a point that you are almost asleep yet you are still completely awake and mindful of the present. It takes practice, but once you get it, it’s very easy.
Mindfulness and Meditation is now a powerful tool for enhancing psychological health. There is now much mainstream evidence to show that Mindfulness is very effective. It is now clinically proven in a wide range of clinical disorders including depression, chronic pain, PTSD, OCD, substance abuse, anxiety disorders and borderline personality disorder.
What Mindfulness and Relaxation can do for you. Practicing Mindfulness helps you:
– to be fully present, here and now
– to experience negative thoughts and feelings safely
– to become aware of what you’re avoiding
– to become more connected to yourself, to others and to the world around you
– to increase self-awareness
– to understand deep limiting beliefs are illusory
– to become less disturbed by and less reactive to unpleasant experiences
– to learn the distinction between you and your thoughts
– to have more direct contact with the world, rather than living through your thoughts
– to learn that everything changes; that thoughts and feelings come and go like the weather
– to have more balance, less emotional volatility
– to experience more calmness and peacefulness
– to develop self-acceptance and self-compassion.
Our ancestors understood the effectiveness of mindfulness and meditation
In this training here in our Sydney Clinic, we will cover all areas of meditation. There are a number of ways to meditate. You use your own way or you can adopt an eastern style (Buddhist) or many other styles. In this training you will learn how to firstly use mindfulness as a way to focus more in the present now. Allowing unwanted and limiting thoughts pass by, just by observing them rather than let them take hold. You can find great joy in being in the present, as you observe feelings and thoughts that move through your awareness. As we do observe, questions can be asked as the higher mind can process and reason deeper understandings into our forefront of awareness (conscious mind).
Here are some of the things you will cover:
– Self care
– Self connection
– Life purpose
– Mind, Body and Soul signals
– Awareness of Stress in body
– Developing Intuition
– Personal growth
– Gain clarity, insights and inspiration
– Diaphragm Deep breathing
You will learn how to visualise positivity into your life, use suggestive hypnosis and learn all the disciplines on soul exploration. Using many tools such as books, training and meditation, you will begin opening your mind, opening your heart space to draw and attract positivity into your life in so many ways.
With Mindfulness and Meditation and the right mind set you can change just about any issue you have in life. The heart is not just an organ that pump blood to your organs in the body, it is also the central part of our existence. It is an electro-magnetic organ that exists as a central unit for the soul to exist in our body. It has amazing responsive capabilities on a quantum level. You have probably heard when people say, “Go with your heart”, or “Don’t think too much about it”. The mind can be very deceptive but the heart always knows the truth and always gives you the answers to everything. This does not mean we do not need to use our mind, it just means it’s important to connect with the central part of our being (soul) and pay attention to it just like our thoughts. The heart is more like a feeling and emotion center. “The home is where the heart is”. Remember this saying? It is just one of many. The heart is our magical friend. Like a GPS, the heart tells us all our truths about ourselves and our environment, enabling us to navigate through life with joy, bliss and clarity.
Understanding Mindfulness Video
A reminder before your sessions
- Please wear comfortable clothes.
- Please make sure you leave plenty time available for the session.
- Be clear about what you would like to be assisted with, what you would like to achieve. What is going to be the main focus of your session?
- Eat well, but light before you come in.
- The night before and the day of your session please avoid alcohol, caffeine and other stimulating substances.
Do you suffer from Mental Illness or Depression?
Often these symptoms will be treated with drugs prescribed by a doctor. Anti-depressants, sleep medication, and perhaps a diet or stop smoking program will be prescribed. It’s a good idea to see a doctor first before seeing a Hypnotherapist.
With duty of care for my clients, I need to ask before we proceed with a session. I am not able to facilitate Hypnotherapy if you have a mental illness such Schizophrenia or Bipolar. If you are on Depression medication, you will need to get a doctors referral first before the session and bring the referral to the session.