What can a private session offer me?
The essence of Mindfulness is the discovery that we can transform our thoughts, habits and reactions simply by applying awareness to them.
Private Mindfulness sessions are ideal for those who are interested in discovering skilful and sustainable ways to deal with a range of personal issues.
Stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, anger, fear and difficult emotions can all be approached Mindfully using a wide range of techniques to radically alter and improve our relationship to them.
Unlike other methods of self-help, Mindfulness does not presume that we need to improve, change who we are or ‘get fixed’ in order to be happy as this would be just another goal to chase. Mindfulness does not tell us how to be or what to think but simply points us to our own present moment experience, free of the mental chatter which usually clouds it.
The ability to shift our attention away from our thoughts, stories, concepts, commentaries, beliefs and opinions, has the effect of turning the volume down on thinking which leaves a spacious, calm and clear mind.
It comes as a huge relief to discover that simply by resting our awareness with our present moment experience – without trying to fix it or struggle against it – we come to see that there aren’t any problems in life other than our conditioned thoughts, ideas and beliefs about how we think the moment should be.
By learning to step out of our habitual thinking and our reactions we find a new centre of gravity in attention, awareness and compassion; simply allowing our thoughts and experiences to come and go without fighting them and without struggle.
We learn to stop fighting ourselves and the world. In ceasing to struggle with life, we come to rest in our present moment experience and this is always available and problem free.
This is the discovery of your own happiness which is always and without exception, here and now.
What happens during a session?
There are a range of practices we can explore together to help you become more familiar with your own direct experience and these are dynamic and tailored to meet the needs of each individual client. Some of the basic approaches we can explore are:
Mindfulness of thoughts, breath and sensations.
Training ourselves in compassion, self-acceptance, tolerance and kindness to others.
Through Mindful dialogue we explore your direct experience of the present moment, how your thoughts, feelings and emotions inform it, and how we can transform your habits and reactions simply by holding them in non-judgemental awareness. This is not a lecture or a theory but a dynamic and alive process of directing you back into your own vital experience.
Clarity, perspective, insight and peace of mind can only really emerge in silence and so I encourage clients to use these private sessions as an opportunity to sit with and be open to their present moment experience in silent awareness. Only with a still, quiet mind can things be seen without distortion.
Guidance & Support
Mindfulness is a practice which needs to be cultivated daily for genuine and long-lasting results. Part of my one-to-one sessions involve helping clients create, challenge and explore their own Mindfulness practice in the midst of their busy lives. In these session we work together to create an effective and sustainable daily Mindfulness practice to give you all the resources you need to navigate your own thoughts, relationships and experiences with clarity, insight and compassion.
Please contact Mike to arrange a suitable time.
Price per session:
£60.00 per hour session.
£130.00 for 3 sessions covering the basics of Mindfulness practice.
£230.00 for a private 6-week Introductory Mindfulness Course.
Location: The Ellan Vannin Chiropractic Clinic, Westmoreland Road (opposite the old hospital) Douglas. Home visits can be arranged by request.
Contact: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07624 376856