Mindfulness coach services and classes are perceived by many to be the best way to learn all about mindfulness. Whilst it is possible to achieve a sense of mindfulness innately, our minds are often weighed down by many unnecessary and harmful thoughts. Guided mindfulness can be learned in just a few hours over several sessions and classes provided by the likes of a life coach London or a psychotherapist. But is a coach worth the expense it if we can achieve mindfulness on our own?
Despite mindfulness being achievable without any sort of exterior help, there are many people who are not pre-disposed towards being mindful. Everyone's levels of anxiety and stress are different thanks to our unique brain chemistries. So, a life coach who teaches mindfulness techniques can be incredibly beneficial to those who are having a hard time focusing on the present. A mindfulness life coach can also help instil consistency in performing mindful meditation. Academics who have performed studies into mindfulness have stated that the benefits reaped from being mindful are more pronounced when it is practised regularly, as opposed to occasionally. A mindfulness teacher can help to keep you on track with your weekly mindfulness or meditation goals. This regular practising of mindful meditation is said to shrink the amygdala (also known as the 'fight or flight' hub of the brain). It is also said to thicken the pre-frontal cortex, which plays an important role in regulating the way we make decisions, how aware we are of our surroundings and other high-order functions of the brain. These functions are also further separated from the amygdala when we are mindful, which plays a major part in reducing anxiety and stress caused by particularly taxing situations. Coaches offering guidance in mindfulness are also well-suited to provide mindfulness training courses for individuals or groups, including your employees. The latter is incredibly important as many studies have shown a clear link between mindfulness and increased productivity in a work environment – with some studies even showing that a mindful worker can reclaim over an hour of work per week.
So with it clear as to why many people use a mindfulness coach to improve their mindfulness meditation techniques, there's the problem of working out which private meditation teacher offers the best coaching. There are several traits and qualities that you should look for when deciding on a coach. Firstly, positivity is a key factor. If the potential coach is cheerful and seems happy to be doing what they are doing, this suggests that they are well-rounded. A sense of humour is also always a good sign! An obvious one, but nonetheless important, is how in the moment the coach is when you first meet them. If they seem distracted and far away, then they are not displaying mindfulness themselves. Good coaches in any walk of life set examples by the way they act. A meditation coach who seems a million miles away is hardly going to inspire anyone to be present in the moment. Experience is also a key factor. Ask them about their qualifications and career history. Do they have a background in psychotherapy or counselling? Are they formally qualified in these subjects? Another key trait is how much knowledge that they demonstrate. Truly inspired coaches are instantly recognisable due to their extensive knowledge in matters relating to therapy, counselling, meditation, the mind and neuropsychology. Remember to ask questions of your prospective coach about these areas. So now that you know what to look for in a good coach who teaches mindfulness, it's time to find the right one for you. A great place to start is by getting in touch with Mindfulness West London.
At Mindfulness West London, mindfulness coach I, Shirley, have over a decade of experience in offering psychotherapy and counselling to numerous clients of all ages, as well as acting as a corporate life coach London and beyond. I have an insatiable fascination with the way the mind works, which has led to me studying meditation, mindfulness and neuropsychology in-depth with the view of helping clients better understand the way their own minds work. My mindfulness therapy can help anyone learn to live in the moment, rather than being caught up in past regret or anxiously thinking about the future. To book a mindfulness session with me, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 020 8994 2447 or simply visit http://www.mindfulnesswestlondon.co.uk today.