How to bring Mindfulness into your Every Day!
In today’s show we speak with psychotherapist and family counsellor Gillian Fagan about how she brings mindful moments into her life in lots of little ways throughout the day. Many people get confused about what Mindfulness actually means; it can sound complicated and a tricky concept to understand, but it’s actually quite simple.
So in this episode we learn just how simple it really is and what it can mean day-to-day in your normal, everyday life!
Gillian explains that it’s not time travelling; looking into the future and worrying about what may happen, or back into the past and going over what did happen, it’s all about living in the present, in the right here and right now. It’s taking a moment to really be aware of what is happening both inside of you as well as what’s going on around you.
She explains how she was introduced to Mindfulness by a teacher in secondary school and how it was and still is to this day really important in her life in helping her deal with her ‘racing head’ and to keep her feeling happy and well.
She talks about some really simple ways to bring easy mindful moments into the ordinary things that you do every day and teaches Buster and Buddy how simply using your 5 senses, your sense of taste, smell, sight, hearing and touch can be a really great way to start!
Michelle and her team have a collective 50years experience working with kids as teachers, entertainers and parents!
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GUEST OF THE DAY
Gillian Fagan is a counsellor, psychotherapist and trainer who works with teens, adults, couples and families. She founded 2 mental health companies, AcoraTherapy and Under The Rainbow, and is an emotional health consultant for workplaces.
Gillian started meditating when she was 12 years old and many years later is still at it! Not only that she is a specialist on the science behind relaxation and teaches people how to reduce stress, manage anxiety and be happier.
Being passionate about normalising mental fitness, Gillian loves helping people empower themselves so that they can be their true selves, equipped with the resources to cope better when things get tough.
Gillian is a keynote speaker and trainer on topics such as resilience, uncertainty, stress, coping strategies and the importance of inclusion. She believes that our minds are like our muscles, we need to keep working out so we can have good mental fitness!
MINI MINDFULNESS MOMENT
Louise Shanagher is a children’s therapist, mindfulness teacher and trainer.
Louise has a BA and MSc in Psychology and further qualifications in Play Therapy and Mindfulness.
She is the creator of the “Creative Mindfulness Kids” method and has trained hundreds of people to be children’s mindfulness teachers.
She is the author of six books: The “Mindfully Me” series, Ireland’s first series of mindfulness books for children and the “Kindfully Me” series and the co-author of Ireland’s first mindfulness curriculum the “Mindful Heart” curriculum.
Louise is passionate about promoting positive mental health for children and young people. She believes that all children should get the opportunity to learn how to practice mindfulness and self-compassion and believes that these practices will help children lead happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives.