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“Mindfulness is about maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens. … when we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.”

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“What matters is not what you look at, it’s what you see.”

Henry David Thoreau

Scientific rational for Mindfullness

Mindfulness arose from the desire of psychologists and psychiatrists to find tools to relieve stress and alleviate the suffering of patients with chronic pain and suffering.

These professionals researched the practices of meditation and yoga from Eastern disciplines, trying to understand the relationship between mind and body, ‘Integrative medicine’ with the intention of changing the behaviour of patients by understanding the causes of their problems in an integrative way.

Psychologists and professionals in this field developed mindfulness to be used by patients teaching them to direct attention to a point, to control and regulate what they were feeling.

30 years of professional experience

Angeles Martinez-Bodi MSc, BSc has been teaching “A” level students Psychology and Sociology for 30 years and has experienced first-hand the stress, anxieties, depression, and emotional demands of her students. This peaked Angeles’s interest, she discovered by helping her students with their wellbeing, in many cases improved their academic performances. It was no surprise then that when Angeles moved to Spain in 2016 she evolved and developed her interest in mindfulness. Using her background in teaching and Psychology she gained a further degree in Mindfulness from the Universidad de Juan Carlos, Madrid. Today she provides mindfulness courses online and face to face and from El-Figueral an amazing relaxing location in the mountains of Southern Catalonia Mindfulness  retreat programmes.

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