Mindfulness can be defined as:
“Paying attention to our experience in the present moment, in a non-judgemental, curious and open-hearted way”
Mindfulness can help with:
- Acute and Chronic stress,
- Chronic pain and illness,
- Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia and Mood Disorders.
Mindfulness is a practical skill and holistic way of cultivating curiosity, clarity, insight, understanding and compassion of your mind and body.
A way to support you, to reveal and mobilise YOUR inner resources.Learning how to take better care for yourself and others, by exploring the understanding around the interplay of mind and body.
“The present is the only time that any of us have to be alive -to know anything to perceive -to learn-to act-to change-to heal” Jon Kabat Zinn 1996.
Mindfulness courses have gained much recognition in helping people to reduce the effects of stress on our minds and body’s.
A growing body of scientific evidence and research gathered from over 35 years of working in this way now supports the benefits that are possible to gain from working with Mindfulness.
Mindfulness can help us to learn to live with our busy lives AS THEY ARE.
For further information or to discuss your interest contact, Samantha:
Mobile: 07722 243131
About Samantha McDonagh
About Samantha McDonaghLanterna
I first met with Mindfulness Meditation practices, in 2009, and began Mindfulness Teacher training in 2013, as I wished to learn how to share Mindfulness Practices with others in a vibrant and supportive way. Sharing with others the benefits I experience in my life,gained and supported by my personal varied Mindfulness practices, bringing my practice “from the cushion and into my life”.I feel I have moved from,” Surviving to Thriving” in my daily life, as it is.
I am interested in both Western Contemplative and traditional Mindfulness Meditation teachings and practices, with Compassion being at the heart of my personal Mindfulness practice and of my teaching/facilitating. I am member of a local Secular Sitting Group and various vibrant Mindfulness Teacher communities and networks. I attend regular personal and teaching retreats.
I teach Mindfulness Meditation Practicesin a range of coursesincluding Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Introductory, Deepening Practice, Retreat Days, offered toindividuals, couples&small groups in my private workspace and to groups in community settings.
I have completed Mindfulness Teacher Trainings with, Oxford Mindfulness Centre, Mindfulness in Schools Project and the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University,& Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living Foundation.I actively continue with myProfessional Teaching Development, with these organisations and other organisations offering experiential trainings.
I am Certified by MiSP (Mindfulness in Schools Project) to teach the .b programme for 11-18 year olds, in schools and youth community setting.
I am fully insured and am DBS Checked (Enhanced Disclosure Level).
I am a qualified Professional Mindfulness Coach.
I teach in accordance with and am committed to the ethics of the UK Network for Mindfulness Based Teacher Training Organisations – Good Practice Guidelines. www.mindfulnessteachersuk.org.uk
I am aqualified and practicing Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist (2008) MBACP Registered. I have a privatepractice based in Worthing and also work fora local organisation offering Counselling and Therapy to people aged 16+.
I have worked professionally in the field of human relationships since 1994, working with both children and adults, from diverse communities, including those with varied physical and psychological/learning abilities.