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

Vision without action is a dream.
Action without vision is a nightmare.

 - Japanese Proverb

Proven Benefits of Mindfulness Training

The benefits of regular mindfulness practice are a matter of scientific fact: more than 2500 research projects have been conducted on mindfulness practice in the past 15 years.

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Mindfulness training reduces stress

Stress reduction was one of the primary applications of mindfulness in the West. Several studies have shown that mindfulness practice significantly reduces both the experience of stress and its physiological symptoms.

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Mindfulness training enhances the immune system

The immune systems of mindfulness practitioners respond more effectively to pathogens entering their bloodstream.

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Mindfulness training has significant physiological benefits

Regular mindfulness practice causes positive physiological changes on a range of attributes, including: decreased blood pressure, increased blood flow, decreased heart rate, decreased risk of heart attacks, increased alpha activity and decreased cholesterol.

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Mindfulness training increases focus and concentration

Mindfulness practice increases an individual's ability to regulate her own attention. Mindfulness practitioners can concentrate better, for longer, with less fatigue and suffer less from involuntary distraction.

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Mindfulness training enhances emotional stability

Mindfulness training enhances a person's ability to recognise and regulate emotions as they arise. Mindfulness practitioners are less vulnerable to mood disturbances and better able to recognise the influence of their emotions on their behavior.

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Mindfulness training improves sleep quality

Mindfulness training improves sleep quality on a range of attributes. Mindfulness practitioners need to sleep for fewer hours but experience better sleep quality. They fall asleep faster after going to bed, need less sleep medication, experience less daytime dysfunction due to fatigue and experience fewer disturbances to their sleep.

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Mindfulness training keeps your body young

Telomeres are the protective caps at the ends of chromosomes, which shorten when the chromosomes reproduce to facilitate cell division (a crucial process for maintaining the body's tissues). Mindfulness practice decreases the cognitive stress that is associated with shortening telomeres, allowing the body's tissues to remain younger for longer.

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Mindfulness training prevents your brain deteriorating

The grey matter in our brain carries out our cognitive functioning. But as we age, that grey matter gets smaller. Mindfulness practice is effective in preventing that deterioration.

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