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Mindfulness

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Our Mindfulness service involves 6 sessions of treatment /therapy delivered by Dr Andrew Docherty, a GMC registered hospital physician who has worked in the NHS for over 40 years.

 

Dr Docherty is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and several professional bodies who promote holistic healthcare. He will be able to provide independent recommendations to your GP with whom you can discuss the outcome of your sessions.

 

There is now much hard scientific evidence from properly conducted research that reveals many of our chronic conditions can be equally (and often better) dealt with by attention to such things as nutrition, graded exercise, meditation and social reconnection.

 

We are discovering in the early 21st century that there is certainly “no pill for every ill” - in fact, it is just the reverse - some pills will make you ill!

 

We are discovering post covid that there is no humane and entirely safe substitute for full assessment and examination in person by an experienced, well trained compassionate doctor/physician who has the time and inclination to devote his full attention to the relief of suffering, with reassurance when necessary, and with drug and surgical recommendations if thought necessary, having weighed up fully the balance between risks and benefits.

Available in Jedburgh only.
6 x 1 hour sessions £225.

Mindfulness is a mental practice that involves bringing one's attention to the present moment. It emphasizes non-judgmental awareness of thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and the surrounding environment. The aim of mindfulness is to cultivate a state of focused attention and heightened awareness, which can lead to a greater sense of clarity, balance, and well-being.

Benefits of mindfulness include:

1.    Reduced Stress: Mindfulness can help in reducing stress by promoting relaxation and reducing rumination (repetitive thinking about negative experiences).

2.    Improved Mental Health: It has been shown to be effective in managing conditions like anxiety, depression, and addiction.

3.    Enhanced Focus and Concentration: Regular mindfulness practice can improve attention and cognitive abilities.

4.    Greater Emotional Regulation: Mindfulness helps in recognizing and regulating emotions, leading to better emotional well-being.

5.    Increased Self-Awareness: It fosters a deeper understanding of oneself, one's thought patterns, and emotional responses.

6.    Improved Relationships: Being present and fully engaged in interactions can lead to more satisfying and meaningful relationships.

7.    Physical Health Benefits: It has been associated with better sleep, lower blood pressure, and improved immune function.

It's important to note that mindfulness is a skill that requires practice. It's not about trying to eliminate thoughts, but rather observing them without attachment or judgment. Regular practice, even for a few minutes a day, can lead to significant benefits over time. There are various resources available, including books, apps, and guided meditations, that can help individuals incorporate mindfulness into their daily lives.

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