Resilience is the ability to face and handle life’s challenges, whether everyday disappointments or extraordinary disasters. While resilience is innate in the brain, over time we learn unhelpful patterns, which then become fixed in our neural circuitry. But science is now revealing that what previously seemed hardwired can be rewired. Linda Graham has written extensively…

This article is written by Australia Counselling member Colleen Hurll. Mindfulness Meditation has developed over 2,500 years and has its roots in the Eastern philosophy of Buddhism and, more specifically, in the meditation ‘Vipasana’ which is a northern Indian word which, in the Western world, means  ‘Insight Meditation’ and has become known as ‘mindfulness’ or…

The cultivation of mindfulness is a long process but it is a practice that allows you to open your mind to your inner feelings. It instils an enhanced level of consciousness in you about the present. Unlike yoga, mindfulness does not require you to seclude yourself from the world. Mindfulness can be practiced exactly where…

Mindfulness is a buzzword right now, but what does it actually mean to be mindful? Jon Kabat-Zinn who created an eight week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR) has described mindfulness as “Paying attention, in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non – judgmentally” Sounds easy right? Well try sitting still…

Mindfulness has been described by Jon Kabat-Zinn as “an openhearted, moment-to-moment, non-judgemental awareness” (2005, p.24). Mindfulness is an ancient concept, with a presence in a wide range of spiritual and religious traditions. Research supports the use of mindfulness as an effective intervention for a wide range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, substance use…

Mindfulness is that attribute of consciousness that instils a physical and emotional wellbeing in your life. The concept of mindfulness has been adopted from Buddhist and other meditative traditions where conscious attention and awareness are cultivated and encouraged. Hence, it is defined as being a state in which the person actively pays attention to what…