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Mindfulness Gives Us A Choice

Mindfulness is all about giving ourselves a choice.A choice between reacting in old habitual and learned ways - or responding differently. It's not that automatic responses are 'bad'; often they are designed to keep us out of trouble, or to save energy (just think what walking would be like if you had to think about every step) - it's just that sometimes these patterns become unhelpful to us.Mindfulness helps us have a choice by creating a space between an event and our response. It is this space that allows us to maybe do things differently if we choose to.

This article explains this idea in relation to anxiety "Anxiety softens when we can create a space between ourselves and what we’re experiencing".Interested in knowing more: Join me online at SHFT this week or in person in Tunbridge Wells from October. Message me for more info!http://www.mindful.org/calming-rush-panic-body/
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