Often we practice mindfulness to become more alert, or to 'fall awake'. However, if you do find you have difficulties getting to sleep, then practising mindfulness as the last thing at night (as well as using it at other times) might be for you. In this first clip, hear Val speak a bit about how mindfulness has helped her with sleep:
In our final session, we reconnected with the idea of mindfulness as simply paying attention to what is happening right now, and doing so with curiosity, openness, acceptance and warmth. We then engaged in a slightly longer sitting practice, combining mindfulness of breath, body, sounds and thoughts. In this second clip, Val reflects on her experience of the final session and the course as a whole. We also hear a surprise message from Val's husband to see how he feels she got on!
Thank you for taking the time to follow along with this series - it's been lovely to hear from people who have listened in and enjoyed hearing Val's experiences with mindfulness. If you would like to share something of your experiences with mindfulness then feel free to get in touch. And if you feel inspired to practice, then head over to the resources page for a formal practice or simply make a conscious choice to step into the next moment with mindful awareness, whatever the moment may bring.