What clients have said

Patrick’s unobtrusive coaching style allowed me to personally direct my own mindful exploration, and his interventions always felt considered & pertinent.  The absence of continual observation or suggestion resulted in coaching sessions which felt very ‘self-taught’, and Patrick skilfully used his commentary to challenge, reinforce or encourage my mindful development.

 - Coaching client, December 2013

Quotes

The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change.

 - R.D. Laing

About Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a way of paying attention: relaxed, on purpose, in the present moment, with gentleness and precision.

We all know what it’s like to be distracted. Mindfulness is the opposite of distraction: knowing what’s happening while it’s happening. It’s a faculty we all possess, and it’s one that we can practise and train. 

Why practise mindfulness?

Mindfulness practice increases our attention, the fundamental source of our productivity in a knowledge economy. Literally every endeavour we undertake depends on that ability.

Mindfulness increases our mental ‘bandwidth’ – we have more data in every moment. And it’s not the kind of data that overwhelms us: our awareness of this data is stress-free.

Mindfulness gives us control. With deeper attention, we notice our ‘triggers’ earlier in the cycle of reactivity. We have the capacity to choose a more constructive response, rather than being involuntarily driven to react in the ways we have in the past.

Mindfulness makes life richer. As we learn to let go of the constant hubbub of anxious thoughts, we’re able to relax and enjoy simple sensations. We can taste our food more fully, feel our bodies more fully, hear sounds more fully. Life is richer.

If this isn't persuasive enough, check out the scientifically proven benefits of mindfulness training.