Lourene works from a CBT model when helping people deal with anxiety and depression.
Breathing and mindfulness and awareness is an important part of this intervention.
One emotion that CBT has been proven to be helpful for time and again, is anxiety. Sometimes anxiety can become too intense and get in the way of our effectiveness.
Cognitive behavioral therapy has numerous treatments for anxiety, and most of them are among the most effective psychological treatments studied by scientists. One that is easy to learn ia variety of breathing techniques.
With breathing comes awareness and with awareness we are able to identify unhelpful thoughs and reframe thinking.
Lourene embraces a "mindfulness on the run" practice, checking in several times a day and being preventative in escalating stress and anxiety by breathing and awareness.
Be sure to have a chat to her about what this looks like and geting some training on this.
Mindfulness meditation is a mental training practice that teaches you to slow down racing thoughts, let go of negativity, and calm both your mind and body.
Mindfulness techniques can vary, but in general, mindfulness meditation involves a breathing practice, mental imagery, awareness of body and mind, and muscle and body relaxation.
Practicing mindfulness meditation doesn't require props or preparation (no need for candles, essential oils, or mantras, unless you enjoy them). To get started, all you need is a comfortable place to sit, three to five minutes of free time, and a judgment-free mindset.
Studies suggest that mindfulness practices may help people manage stress, cope better with serious illness and reduce anxiety and depression.
Many people who practice mindfulness report an increased ability to relax, a greater enthusiasm for life and improved self-esteem.
Mindfulness is a technique to keep us in the moment.
It is said ,focussing on the past can exacerbate depression and worrying about the future , can increase anxiety. Being in the moment helps us to be aware and realistic about the present.
Mindfulness and breathing and awareness forms and important part of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Breath is a powerful tool we have with us, always, every minute of every day.
Mindful breathing is a very basic yet powerful mindfulness meditation practice.
The idea is simply to focus your attention on your breathing—to its natural rhythm and flow and the way it feels on each inhale and exhale .
There are lots of different breathing techniques and it is mportant to find what works for you.
From a practical point , finding our breath focusses us on the present and can reduce our stress withing minutes.
Lourene will do mindfulness training and events for small groups and you can organsie a mindfulnes event at your home or in my office.
This is fun way to have relaxing evening or afternoon, sharing a grat time with friends and learning a skill for life.
This can be a once off session or can be a more regular practice.
Have a chat to her about how you and your group would like to learn this great practice.
Lourene delivers customised training for organisations around mentally healthy worklaces and mindfulness in the workplace.
We’ve all had the experience of feeling scattered, and perhaps a bit overwhelmed at work. Maybe you’re inundated with projects or feel a sense of demotivation to complete assignments.
Mindfulness is our ability to stay focused yet flexible and is a way of reprogramming the mind to think in a healthier, less stressful way. It is not uncommon for mindfulness to take a turn when things feel hectic at work, which may be related to tight deadlines, or other life events.
Contact Lourene to see how she can help your workplace become more focussed and less stressed.