Mindful Forgiveness

Mindful Forgiveness

Forgiveness often happens mindlessly in most relationships.

Being late home, not doing the laundry, getting drunk, making fools of themselves at parties – are all mindlessly forgiven. No effort involved normally, just give it a week or two and hey presto forgiven; probably not forgotten though.

Sometimes however there is such a major breach of trust that it is not so easily forgiven.

All of a sudden, forgiveness is being thought about. It changes from mindless forgiveness to more mindful, hard-work, forgiveness.

Mindful forgiveness is something we are not as experienced in, and leads us to ask questions like: “How do I forgive?” and “How do I move on?”.

Here are some thoughts to help you as you ponder the whole concept of forgiveness:

  1. What does forgiveness mean to me?
  2. Who am I forgiving and why?
  3. If I forgive what benefit will there be? What are the detrimental aspects of forgiving?
  4. Have I ever been forgiven? What was that like?
  5. What rule has been broken this time that is so unacceptable to me?

Clinical Psychologist Dr David Wells has written an excellent article about Mindful Forgiveness. Why not take a few moments to read through it now?

Achieve your Best

Achieve your Best

man exerciseSport, exercise, and other performance areas sometimes require the individual to push past low mood, negative thoughts, and low energy to get long-term results.

Mindfulness and acceptance skills can add to one’s mental toughness and increase the potential for success in reaching goals.

Learn more about Achieving your Best with Mindfulness in this helpful article by Abra Garfield. Abra provides one-on-one therapy, life and career coaching, sport and exercise psychology services, and education programs and seminars on Mindfulness. A former elite athlete himself, Abra is also an Approved Provider with the Queensland Academy of Sport.

Could Mindfulness Help You?

Could Mindfulness Help You?

Do you regularly experience depression, anxiety, or worry?

Perhaps you have to deal with chronic pain, stress, high blood pressure, or insomnia.

Mindfulness can help you! Evidence shows that mindfulness improves:

  • immune system function and brain activity
  • our ability to ‘bounce back’ from negative experiences and trauma
  • “flow” in everyday life (sport, performance, and exercise)
  • focus and attention
  • our sense of inner calm.

Find out more as you browse our site …

Mindfulness for Pain Management

Mindfulness for Pain Management

Did you know – Mindfulness Meditation can be helpful in the management and relief of chronic pain?

One of our Psychologists, Dr Amanda White, was recently interviewed by the About Pain website. You can read the full article here.

“If pain is escalating, mindfulness meditation is a practice to create space around the pain so that it does not overwhelm the person experiencing it.”

Dr Amanda White, Psychologist

To make an appointment with Amanda to learn how Mindfulness and meditation can help with your chronic pain issues, you can book online, or with any of our Mindfulness psychologists, by calling 1800 877 924.