Many people have never meditated before, particularly in the UK where our fast-paced work culture and 9-5 working patterns can mean we always have something on our minds.
Mindfulness meditation classes in Newcastle are an easy way to get to grips with meditating and its many benefits.
Here are some examples of difficulties that Mindfulness and meditation can help with:
Many people are prone to impulsive or addictive behaviour, whether that is a food craving or more serious addictions such as alcohol, drugs or sex.
Our one-to-one Mindfulness meditation classes at Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling can help you to become more aware of your cravings and to refocus your attention onto a more valuable and goal driven direction, rather than getting caught in a state of reactivity.
Through meditation with us, you can learn to respond to the way you feel with intention, and therefore make more deliberate, healthier choices.
Healthy choices are not easily made if you have a predisposition to addiction and self-sabotage, but the inner peace you can achieve through mindfulness meditation helps your brain to detach from the addiction cycle.
By learning to overcome the urge to satisfy cravings with temporary pleasure gains, you can gain greater control over your thinking patterns, and behaviour.
Lack of Enjoyment in Your Relationships
Both romantic and social relationships requires a continuous commitment and enjoyable times to make them work.
Deliberate steps must be taken to ensure that relationship is maintained in order to keep the relationship going.
Mindfulness meditation classes in Newcastle can help you to more deeply experience the present moment and get more enjoyment from your experiences, both individually, and those shared with others.
When you meditate, you allow yourself to release negative energies that might have been blocking you from having the authentic and loving relationships you ultimately want, and to introduce more conscious choice in the way you engage with others.
Meditation is useful for helping you to learn to be able to sit still with your thoughts, and even identify what might be holding you back.
Often, without realising it, we tend to judge and engage too much with our own thoughts instead of allowing them to come and go.
When you are able to notice self-critical or negative coming into your mind, you become able to let go of them and the feelings of discomfort lessen, leading to a more positive self-image.
The stillness and grounding that comes from our one-to-one meditation classes in Newcastle (which are also available online) also helps to reduce the tendency to latch onto negative thoughts allowing you to cultivate more positive thinking patterns and compassionate self-talk.
For More Information
One-to-one and small group Mindfulness meditation classes are available face-to-face or online and can help you develop awareness to give a greater sense of calm and help guide you towards achieving your goals.
Fill in the box below or call 07966645198 to speak to us about our one-to-one and small group meditation classes in Newcastle and online.
Dr Stuart Sadler
Lead Clinical Psychologist