Mindfulness and meditation have been part of the spiritual practice of Eastern religions for centuries.
The philosophies behind them spread to the West in the middle of the last century peaking in the pop- culture of the Hippy era in the 1960’s before becoming embedded in mainstream society. More recently the practice of Mindfulness has been backed by big business who see the de-stressing effect that this discipline can have on over-whelmed corporate executives.
Both meditation and Mindfulness require a stilling of the mind and body. In this calm space, separate from the distractions of work and daily stresses, a concentration on breathing and other relaxation techniques are used to self-induce a conscious trance in which a greater awareness of the constant succession of thoughts in our heads is achieved and then these are set aside to still and focus the mind. Once taught how to achieve a meditative or Mindful state, it is like having control-alt-delete buttons installed to enable you to close down the unresponsive programmes of a stressful life and reboot with greater mental clarity and a calm approach.
Zen Ten Spa has a qualified Meditative Coach and Mindfulness Guide who can lead small groups or individuals to a greater understanding of the destructive power of runaway thought patterns and bring focus and awareness to help you feel calmly in control.