Mindfulness Counselling in Stoke on Trent

Mindfulness Counselling in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire.

First of all … Mindfulness can assist us in dealing with the ‘Multiple’ demands on our time, that we experience in this modern western world. It can feel like a juggling act to do it all, fit it all in, and be it all. We can get the feeling that we are under relentless pressure, and that ‘feeling’ and the ‘thoughts’ behind those ‘feelings’ can often lead us to believe that we’re not coping very well.

Simple Mindfulness practices or exercises can help ‘busy’ people from all walks of life to feel happier, less stressed and more content and in control of their thoughts and emotions.

Mindfulness Counselling in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire.

Given your already lengthy to-do list, you’re probably thinking, how on earth can mindfulness make me calmer …  and what is mindfulness exactly anyway?

It is perhaps easiest to think of mindfulness simply as an ability to be quiet, calm and still. In a place where you can view your ‘Inner environment’ and your ‘Outer environment’ at the same time. A place of calm observation, whilst also being able to be the observed at the same time.

Hence; When you become conscious enough to become the ‘Observer’ you are no longer at the mercy of your thoughts, or the outer world, or the outer environment. You can learn how to look ‘at’ your thoughts with ‘acceptance’ and non-judgement, rather than being controlled by them.

The Results of this Mindfulness Practice.

Consequently;  You can ‘learn’ to be still and calm inside your mind and body. You can learn to ‘respond’ to life approprately, rather than ‘reacting’ to ever changing life situations, Life is constantly changing around you, and if you are able to surf this ever shifting carpet, rather than feeling like the rug has been pulled from beneath you everytime.  This is the key to finding a true sense of peace, calm and happiness.

Furthermore; The good news is that you can be mindful at any time, and in any place. It is only a mindful breath away. The best way to get a sense of what mindfulness actually is, Is through experiencing it directly ‘Yourself’

A Short Mindfulness Exercise for you …. 

Here is a short exercise that will give you a taste of mindfulness right now.

Sit comfortably in a chair or lie down, close your eyes and take a few breaths. ‘Notice’ the breath, notice the brief pause at the end of the in breath, notice the brief pause at the end of the out breath. Also notice the temperature of the breath, notice how it’s ever so slightly warmer as you breathe out.

The emphasis is on the ‘Noticing’ … Being fully ‘Present’ as you carry out this exercise. 

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More Mindfulness Practices.

With consistent Practice; You will become increasingly aware of the physical sensations that you are directly experiencing in this moment. … (Right Now!)

Maybe you feel tension or pressure from the sheer volume of thoughts that you’re experiencing, and how you ‘Instinctively’ or ‘Habitually’ react to them. Maybe you feel an urge to try to prevent these thoughts from manifesting ?

Instead just try to simply ‘Notice’ the thoughts, rather than judging them or wishing they would go away. (Don’t Resist!)

What we Resist ….. Persists!

In Mindfulness Practice You will Learn how to acquire;  A Greater Awareness of your Thoughts and Feelings.

Also; … Becoming more aware of your environment too …

The sounds and smells around you. Learn how to “Tune” into this moment called (NOW)  

See if you can let the sounds come and go without ‘Reacting’ in anyway. Allowing the thoughts and sounds to just ebb and flow, whilst being fully aware of them.

In Conclusion …

As a result of you acquiring Mindfulness Skills …  Not only will your ‘Mind’ benefit from the experience.  Your ‘Body’ will benefit too.

Most of all if you need guidance with ‘Learning Mindfulness Skills’

Whether or not, to help you to get through your difficulties …. Or just simply to become happier in your life. Whatever the reason, call today!

Its Easier than you might think!

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Or Maybe take a look at my BACP website 

Warmest Regards and many thanks for reading.

Steve Haines Counselling Services in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire.

Counsellor in Stoke on Trent – Staffordshire

Counsellor in Stoke on Trent.

Steve Haines Counsellor in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. 

Counsellor in Stoke on Trent

As a Counsellor in Stoke on Trent I can say Counselling is a job that I love to do. It’s a job that I find extremely fulfilling.  It is a real privilege to Counsel someone and to see them get better.

If you are looking for a Counsellor to help you with a particular difficulty that you’re going through at the moment, then please have a good look around the site.

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 How Can Counselling can help you to deal with challenges.

When certain things are happening in our lives that aren’t particularly pleasant, our thoughts tend naturally to become more negative and repetitive. Unfortunately this is a human frailty that we all share as human beings. 

Counselling can help you to explore these troublesome thoughts and emotions.

Counsellor – Integrating Counselling and Coaching in Stoke on Trent?

Most of us go through difficult times in our lives when we could do with some help and talking to a skilled counsellor can help you to gain new perspectives, to understand yourself better. So that you have the tools to maintain and support yourself now, and in the future.

Sometimes we just need a space where we can offload to someone who is impartial, understanding, supportive and non judgmental.

My aim as a counsellor is to help you to feel better about yourself and to empower you to feel more in control of yourself and your life.

Counselling  and Coaching in Stoke on Trent.

(The marriage between the two)

You may be in the midst of life changes or you may just be feeling stuck or struggling to find time and space to do what you wish in your life?  You may not even know what you want to achieve or where to go from where you’re at?

Counselling and Life coaching can help you to move forward and enhance the satisfaction and quality of your life. It can start with just a few easy steps!

Counselling and Life Coaching can support you with the following issues.

*Finding your direction and a renewed purpose in life..
*Enhancing your energy and motivation
*Reducing your stress levels.
*Building your self esteem.
*Achieving a satisfactory work/life balance.
*Liberating yourself from negative beliefs and attitudes.

Dealing with stress, anxiety, trauma, loss, phobias, relationships, fears etc..

The advantage of being an experienced counsellor as well as a coach is that when deeper issues arise in a coaching session, the problems can be addressed fully and resolved there and then. These deeper underlying issues may be blocking you from achieving your sense of happiness, your purpose or your goals in life. 

When these underlying issues are addressed the process brings about more long term, longer lasting and more effective change to enable you to feel as happy and contented as possible.

Help me to help you by contacting me today.

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Warmest Regards and many thanks for reading 

Steve Haines Counsellor  and Coaching Services in Stoke on Trent