Here at Hands on Health we really understand the power that having  a ‘Mindful’ approach to life can impact our health and well-being not only for ourselves but also those around us.

Mindfulness is something that we have started hearing a lot about all of a sudden, but it isn’t something that has just popped up as a new fad or the latest hipster craze brought back from the 60’s and 70’s it is in fact a way of life, something that has been around in different forms for many thousands of years.

We live in a very busy society where the expectations driven by ourselves and others has impacted our mental health and our overall well-being. Having a ‘Mindful’ approach to life has many benefits to us in our daily lives. It can teach us how to cope with the many stresses and strains we live through each day.

There are many different variations of what mindfulness actually means and embodies but the simplest definition can be found in the Dictionary, where it is described as “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique”.

There are many approaches and theories out there that can help you to achieve a better health and well-being balance and improve the function of your body and your brain, from practising mediation techniques that focus on your breathing to undertaking exercises such as yoga, Tai chi, Pilates, the Feldenkrais method (otherwise known as mindful movement) and even massage therapies.

It isn’t a one size fits all approach and we all have different preferences to what will work for us. But the one thing that all the techniques offer is that they help to restore our thoughts, feelings and even our aches and pains.

If you want to discuss your own health and well-being and how the team here at Hands on Health can help you achieve a mindful approach to life, then do get in touch.