Alison Keane and mindfulness
Here’s some words from Alison Keane’s website which I think explain beautifully why meditation and mindfulness matter.
Some stress is a natural and necessary part of being alive. But at times it takes over and all the lightness fun and joy normally a part of living a full life begins to slip away like sand falling through your hands.
Alison is a Brisbane psychotherapist, writer and mindfulness educator and if you are in Brisbane I can highly recommend her courses and classes.
If you haven’t come across it before, mindfulness based stress reduction is:
a psycho-educational course that uses mindfulness meditation to help people tap into their inner psychological resources to take better care of themselves.Developed by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn (UMASS Medical Center) in 1979, MBSR is a mix of mindfulness training, formal and informal meditation practice, mindful movement and gentle yoga, and small group reflection.
Alison has given us a guided meditation which we are using early on as it provides a gentle reminder to live in the present.