You’ve probably set yourself some audacious goals already for this year (if not, why not?). Wondering how you’re going to stay focused and smash those personal challenges? Could mindfulness boost your success? If you haven’t investigated the science behind mindfulness before you might be more than just a little bit surprised (and very persuaded) by the research.
The Centre for Healthy Minds
Prof Richard Davidson, founder of the Centre for Healthy Minds http://www.centrehealthyminds.org is a PCG favourite and a positive rock star when it comes to the world of mindfulness research. He has been researching the impact of mindfulness for over two decades. His focus? how to cultivate wellbeing and relieve suffering. We take a look at the story so far and the evidence that mindfulness could boost your success.
The centre’s research examines how we can intentionally train our brain to improve our wellbeing. The good news? Your brain is pliable and a process known as neuroplasticity helps us to sculpt and re-wire our brain along with our thinking. That means goodbye to old habits and thinking patterns that no longer serve us. Think you’re too old to learn new tricks? Pah. Davidson’s research puts that one to bed with a hot water bottle and bed socks for good. Not so, says Davidson. We can train our brain at any age and mindfulness offers us a way to do just that.
Our experience shapes our brain
That means that we can intentionally activate areas of the brain associated with happiness, focus and resilience. All of the good stuff that we’ll be needing for those audacious goals to help us focus, get into flow and stay on track when the going gets tough. Mindfulness is a form of mental training that will help you to shape your brain and improve your wellbeing at the same time. For as little as 10 minutes commitment a day, you’ll start to see a difference. That’s why we’ve been practicing for almost two decades. Honestly, what’s not to like?
Did you know…
Mindfulness is an all round mojo booster. It can help you to boost your success in a number of key areas
Consistent meditation practice can boost your success in all areas of your life. So dive in and make a start. Find a class, listen to a podcast or read one of the many great books on the market. You could even begin by checking out our huge range of free blogs, podcasts and guided meditations. You’ll be glad you did. And don’t forget, if you have any questions or need some guidance, we’ve got your back!
Want to know more? We offer bespoke bitesize, half day, one day and 6 week mindfulness courses. Your wellbeing is important to us, that’s why we adhere to the UK Good Practice Guidelines and are on the UK Mindfulness Teachers register. We’ve also trained with Google’s Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute and delivered Mindfulness at work with a whole host of organisations ranging from UK Sport, the Natural History Museum, Spotify, Teenage Cancer Trust, Deloitte, Price Waterhouse Coopers and Ernst and Young amongst others. Gill, our senior course leader has trained with Bangor University, Oxford University and Aberdeen University to Masters level in mindfulness. If you’d like to know more get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org we’d love to talk to you.