Mindfulness Based Lifestyle Program (MBLP) adopts an integrated approach of mindfulness with traditional Western therapies to provide a program that both increases self-awareness and ability to self-regulate emotions.
Mindfulness can be defined as a conscious awareness of everything as it exists in the present moment with the acknowledgement and acceptance that everything you are experiencing will pass. This basic philosophy which underpins mindfulness is best served as a way of life rather than simply a practice, however in order to become proficient at mindfulness it is essential you become mindful of the need to be mindful. In order to achieve this higher state of conscious awareness it is helpful to learn mindfulness through a range of practices which can be taken, developed and incorporated into your daily life as a new improved alternative way of being that is more conducive to your well-being.
Mindfulness Based Lifestyle Program (MBLP) adopts an integrated approach of mindfulness with traditional Western therapies to provide a program of 8 tailored sessions targeted at specific topics. The purpose of these different sessions is to hone your skills of increased self-awareness across all aspects of your life and to develop the ability to self-regulate emotions both good and bad as you experience them in your present moment.
Mindfulness Based Lifestyle Program (MBLP) consists of 8 unique tailored sessions approximately one hour long each which specifically address different themes commonly associated with mental distress, issues of fear and sadness, problematic ways of thinking and behaving as well as general well-being . Although each session can stand alone they are designed to fit together as a program with a narrative which has the purpose of achieving increased self-awareness and ability to self-regulate emotions as well as a greater sense of general well-being with the confidence and self-belief to affect meaningful lasting change.The sessions will require your focused attention and engagement, therefore it is strongly advisable to keep a pen and paper at hand or even keep a journal as you progress through the program.
An introduction to the concept of automatic pilot and how you are rarely conscious of your actions and resulting consequences, therefore increased awareness of your thoughts gives you greater control over your behaviours.
Learn to identify your triggers which create automatic reactive responses of negative unhelpful behaviours and how, by being mindful you become aware that you do not have to react to the thought and may have better alternative choices.
Introducing SOBER breathing space, an awareness of and paying attention to breathing as a skill which can be employed into your daily routine as part of you establishing a meaningful purposeful way of being on a daily basis.
Becoming aware of the thoughts and feelings that arise in risky situations and learning to be present with the intense and uncomfortable sensations without responding and letting them pass.
Learning to accept the present as it is without fighting or resisting it which leads to anger and frustration, the accpetance of what is becomes the first step towards meaningful lasting change.
Acknowledging that the thoughts in your head merely represent words or images and that you have a choice to believe them or not, or whether you allow them to become your beliefs which shape your behaviours.
Understanding how being mindful can influence your wider lifestyle choices to create a healthy balanced way of living with increased pro-social networks and activities.
Having a positive support network is crucial in the maintenance of a new way of being, that is having people who understand you and with whom you can share your mindfulness ways of being.
Increased self-awareness of problematic thoughts, feelings, behaviours, triggers and high risk situations.
Greater levels of confidence and self-belief in ability to cope and manage the challenges of life as you experience it in the moment.
Develop a new way of being you that is more conducive to your well-being and future prospects for lasting meaningful change.
Mindfulness has been the single most important tool I have developed during my recovery, it has been invaluable in growing my confidence…
Wonderful, every week is a learning experience and the more I absorb and understand the more useful it becomes…
Each session can be purchased with unlimited access individually or purchase the complete program at a discount for unlimited access to all 8 sessions.
Unlimited access to any individual session.
Unlimited access to all 8 sessions.