My name is Kay and my background is in product and graphic design.
I started practicing mindfulness two years ago through the NeuroMuscular Centre and found it to be a very powerful tool to help support my own mental wellbeing. I wanted to take this opportunity to share some of the things I've learned along the way.
I feel it is important to work in a transparent way offering warmth and acceptance ensuring people have a safe space to self explore. I am extremely passionate about helping others.
The services offered are not intended for medical treatment, psychological, or psychiatric therapy. Mindfulness does not diagnose, cure, prevent or treat disease. This service is not facilitated by a medical professional. If you have a medical condition or concern, please consult a licensed health care professional.
What is Mindfulness?
Research has shown that mindfulness helps us reduce anxiety and depression. Mindfulness teaches us how to respond to stress with awareness of what is happening in the present moment, rather than simply acting instinctively, unaware of what emotions or motives may be driving that decision.
We are dedicated to supporting your mental wellbeing using short mindfulness meditations. Mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience. Observe your thoughts, feelings and emotions from a distance, without judgment or the need to categories them as good or bad. The popularity of mindfulness is understandable with the complexity and informative distractions of our fast moving networked world. We explore different techniques, breathing exercises and relaxation ideas.
You can find all our meditations on SoundCloud, just look for NMC Mindfulness or follow the link below.
New meditations and updates are posted every fortnight. If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions please email email@example.com. CD’s are also available on request.
We also have an NMC Mindfulness facebook group
Latest Meditations on SoundCloud
Kay’s 10 minute daily meditation
This simple meditation is designed to fit into a busy day and you can practice it at any time. This recording looks at awareness of breath and pattern of thought to help revitalise and energise you for the day.
The Body Scan Meditation
The body scan focuses on each area of the body in turn while reconnecting your body and mind. You can take note of any sensations you're feeling from the tip of your toes to the top of your head. This session also focuses on controlled breathing. Being able to control your breathing can help you take control of your thoughts and emotions. Slow breathing helps reduce feelings of stress, increases positive emotions and creates a sense of calm. It’s a really important component to practice your mindfulness. This type of meditation is a good relaxation tool as it gives your mind something physical to focus on.
This guided meditation is designed to help you drift off into a peaceful night sleep.
What is a meditation for sleep?
The mind’s tendency to get caught up in thoughts is perhaps strongest at bedtime, when we suddenly stop and be still. Meditation for sleep is a specific, guided experience that offers a natural sleep aid all on its own, allowing us to let go events that have happened in the day. We can rest the mind and the body through meditation. Meditation helps lower the heart rate by encouraging slower breathing, increasing the prospect of a quality night’s sleep. When using a sleep-based guided meditation you may discover new tools and techniques to help relax the body and mind.
A reminder: If you experience any feelings of discomfort/pain or have any medical concerns - DO NOT continue with the exercise and consult a medical professional.
If you do try our meditations we would love to hear about your progress. This helps us understand what you find helpful and what you enjoy about the sessions.
Mindful Self Care Workshops
Elaine delivered 2 great Mindful Self Care workshops.
A copy of her Powerpoint presentation and questionnaire from the 1st session are available to download. (Open as pdfs)
The 2nd session focussed on 3 areas of self care:
Self care is not selfish, when and how to put yourself first
Saying ‘No’ guilt free