Meditation with Fenland Counselling
So what is meditation?
Although often associated solely with Buddhism, meditation has a long history across cultures.
Regardless of religious and philosophical beliefs, the essence of meditation is the concentration and exploration of one’s mind. With these qualities in hand, such reflective exercises allows you to develop a clear and quiet mind. A mind capable of understanding and love.
The benefits of meditation
It’s all too easy to rush through life and not notice what’s going on around us. Stress often increases through our normal daily practices. We spend more time in ‘automatic pilot’ and often don’t realise how life can shape us and make us more negative. Being more aware of ourselves and the present moment can help us enjoy the world around us, be more accepting and capable of dealing with life’s stress.
There are now numerous research studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of reflective practises. These includes reducing anxiety, the improvement in depressive symptoms and helping to treat bodily distress (BDS) such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and somatisation disorder. Similarly meditation also helps to lower stress, reduce the negative symptoms of mental health problems and promote better wellness in the workplace.
Meditation as a therapy
Meditative practices have even been around for thousands of years. However, as western science catches up in their understanding of how introspection and self-examination can help combat stress, depression, anxiety and more, it is becoming more common for such exercises to be offered in therapy.
Fenland Counselling removes the requirement for any religious, philosophical or intellectual understanding and instead promotes meditation as a means of self-improvement. It is out aim to teach the concentration of mind to promote acceptance, loving kindness, mindfulness and self exploration. In doing so, Fenland Counselling gives you the skill to help yourself without being dependant on another person.