Optimal Living CIC is a community interest company committed to delivering generic and bespoke Mindfulness Based Programmes to both the private sector and the general public. It is particularly interested in working with those within marginalised communities, and who may not ordinarily access mindfulness interventions.
Our work is grounded in the research and practice of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course devised by John KabatZinn and the Umass medical centre, Massachusetts; the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy approach devised by Williams, Teasdale and Zegal; and the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University, Wales.
The fundamental premise of our work is that we all, already have, the capacity to live mindfully and with a greater sense of ease and wellbeing. Our courses offer a structured; skills based approach to help you develop this capacity.
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Mindfulness is paying attention, to unfolding moment-to-moment experience, on purpose, while suspending judgment, and with an attitude of acceptance. Paying attention in this way allows you to notice how much time you spend dwelling in the past, anticipating the future or judging and criticizing yourself and others.