There Is Another Way..

Mindfulness and self awareness is something everyone can cultivate. Anyone can do it with practice, and the correct training. Our evidence based courses at the Awareness Academy are unique however. The training combines psychology, science, neuroscience and millennia old mindfulness techniques. This creates the foundation for an optimum mindset, cultivating better focus which in turns makes integration of the 5 Pillars of Health & Happiness easier. This then starts us on a journey that can bring happiness, fulfillment and optimum health and wellbeing.
 
When we practice more non-judgmental, non-reactive, present moment awareness we can start to take back more control of our lives. We can then break free of negative thought patterns, start to cultivate more acceptance & resilience. Its our resistance to what feels uncomfortable that causes additional distress, more suffering at times. You will discover how the mind and emotions operate, where our beliefs and behaviours come from and how the subconscious mind creates our own reality.

The problem often isn’t the problem. Maybe the problem is how we're viewing the problem?

Our courses cover the very important component of compassion both for ourselves and others. When we look closely all people are just like us. They want to be happy and free from suffering. Others have been conditioned in some way, just like us and may not share our perspective. They also feel that their view is the right view. Just like we often do.
 
 

Brain Sketch

The brain that change Itself

Mindfulness practice has been shown to literally reshape our brain. Neuroscience has discovered that our brains start to change based on our experiences.

 

This “Neuroplasticity” shows that through Mindfulness practice the amygdala, the part of the brain that processes fear and anxiety has been shown to shrink. The frontal lobes that process our decision making, planning and thinking, actually start to thicken. The insula that is the part of the brain that’s responsible for self-awareness actually grows. People undertaking mindfulness training have shown increased activity in the area of the brain associated with positive emotion. Below are some links to studies carried out. 
 

See below some links to research papers on the positive effects of Mindfulness:


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4203918/
https://hbr.org/2015/01/mindfulness-can-literally-change-your-brain
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/2517515