Mindful Forgiveness

Mindful Forgiveness

Forgiveness often happens mindlessly in most relationships.

Being late home, not doing the laundry, getting drunk, making fools of themselves at parties – are all mindlessly forgiven. No effort involved normally, just give it a week or two and hey presto forgiven; probably not forgotten though.

Sometimes however there is such a major breach of trust that it is not so easily forgiven.

All of a sudden, forgiveness is being thought about. It changes from mindless forgiveness to more mindful, hard-work, forgiveness.

Mindful forgiveness is something we are not as experienced in, and leads us to ask questions like: “How do I forgive?” and “How do I move on?”.

Here are some thoughts to help you as you ponder the whole concept of forgiveness:

  1. What does forgiveness mean to me?
  2. Who am I forgiving and why?
  3. If I forgive what benefit will there be? What are the detrimental aspects of forgiving?
  4. Have I ever been forgiven? What was that like?
  5. What rule has been broken this time that is so unacceptable to me?

Clinical Psychologist Dr David Wells has written an excellent article about Mindful Forgiveness. Why not take a few moments to read through it now?

Spirituality and Mindfulness

Spirituality and Mindfulness

Sometimes people are fearful of mindfulness practices, wondering just what they are letting themselves in for.

Common questions include:

  • Do I have to be a Buddhist to practice mindfulness?
  • I’m not interested in spirituality, can mindfulness work for me?
  • I’m a Christian, I don’t want to get sucked into the whole eastern religions thing!

The fact is, modern research proves there are overwhelming benefits for body, soul and mind when the principles and practices of mindfulness are embraced. Don’t let fear cause you to miss out!

Clinical Psychologist Dr Alistair Campbell is just one of our therapists, passionate about mindfulness. In his article, “Separating Spirituality and Mindfulness“, he explores this fascinating subject in quite some depth, and whether it is possible to separate spirituality and mindfulness.

Brisbane’s Largest Psychology Clinic

Brisbane’s Largest Psychology Clinic

With over 50 psychologists choose from at Vision Psychology (Mt Gravatt) and M1 Psychology (Loganholme) you will be able to find the right match for you.

We have psychologists who treat children and adolescents, and working with adults on grief and loss, depression, trauma, relationship issues, business and leadership coaching, hypnotherapy, and anxiety issues to name just a few.

Find out more at our website: http://visionpsychology.com

Could Mindfulness Help You?

Could Mindfulness Help You?

Do you regularly experience depression, anxiety, or worry?

Perhaps you have to deal with chronic pain, stress, high blood pressure, or insomnia.

Mindfulness can help you! Evidence shows that mindfulness improves:

  • immune system function and brain activity
  • our ability to ‘bounce back’ from negative experiences and trauma
  • “flow” in everyday life (sport, performance, and exercise)
  • focus and attention
  • our sense of inner calm.

Find out more as you browse our site …