What clients have said

Patrick proved to be a good listener and a thoughtful, insightful coach. Although clearly a deep thinker, he kept returning me to my feelings on my experiences to connect in a more reflective way. I appreciated his mindfulness in his coaching and teaching this connection to the present to me.

 -  Coaching client, January 2013

Quotes

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
 - Socrates

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.