Mindfulness

Mindful awareness is about learning to pay attention, in the present moment, and without judgment. This reduces our tendency to work on autopilot, allowing us to choose how we respond & react.


Services:

  •  mindfulness coaching

  • mindfulness and meditation: I teach regular classes, workshops, courses and retreats

  • mindfulness at work programs

  • public speaking: presentations and seminars


Mindfulness coaching

Mindfulness Coaching can help you understand better the relationship between your thoughts and how they make you feel about yourself, about others and about life in general.

“Maya’s coaching approach is definitely superior to what I have tried so far, in the sense that it certainly gets to the real heart of the matter. It’s too easy to get caught up in goals, our life stories, good or bad, and things or people ‘out there’ that influence us …and to forget about or lose the connection, if we every had it, with what is going on ‘inside’. It’s only when the two (inside and outside) start to come into real conflict that we maybe start to realise something is not quite right. This for me is where Maya’s approach has really helped.
Maya herself is a talented, experienced, warm and very open person who listens and guides carefully. In a very short time, I already have a much clearer and more integrated sense of understanding myself, my place within the wider world, of the importance and practice of being fully present, and the wider contribution that I am capable of making, if I am willing to challenge myself. I am more centred, calm and grounded too. With Maya’s guidance, I look forward to continuing on this personal journey.”
— David, businessman

Meditation

Meditation is a simple and effective tool for achieving inner peace, clarity and focus by bringing ones awareness into the present moment.

When your attention moves into the NOW there is an alertness. It is as if you were waking up from the dream of thought,the dream of past and future.
Such clarity, such simplicity. No room for problem making. just this moment as it is
— Ekhart Tole

Try this meditation:


Mindfulness at work

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Mindfulness training enhances interpersonal relationships, develops emotional intelligence, increases resilience, enhances innovation and creativity, and improves working memory and attention. We pour a lot of our energy into work, yet the workplace can be a source of great stress as well as satisfaction. Even a moment of mindfulness and awareness can make work a better experience.

The most valuable thing I have taken away is noticing my levels of stress are reducing and I am more focused on my job.
I feel totally inspired and I feel my job is a lot less stressful. I have noticed a difference in my personal life as well, such as-
• setting goals
• listening more
• not getting caught up with the small stuff
• planning
• less work stress and trying to get more life balance
— Allan Gibson, procurement specialist, health Alliance

Science of Mindfulness

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Neuroscience is a fairly new branch of science known as “neuroplasticity,” and it covers the growing body of scientific literature on the effects of training attention and emotion. The notion that we can improve our mental and emotional capacity is validated in Neuroscience research that is finding that what we think, do, and pay attention to changes the structure and function of our brains.

Psychology – Ellen Langer is a Professor of Psychology at the Harvard University. For nearly four decades, Langer’s research on mindfulness has influenced thinking across a range of fields, from behavioral economics to positive psychology. It demonstrates that by paying attention to what’s going on around us, instead of operating on autopilot, we can reduce stress, unlock creativity, and boost performance. “Mindfulness is the essence of engagement,” Langer says. “And it’s energy-begetting, not energy-consuming. She powerfully demonstrates the debilitating effect of mindlessness on our lives.