Monday 16 February 2015


I have heard people talking about mindfulness and how it has helped them.  So I decided to find out more about it.  Here is what I found.

What is mindfulness?

It is about focusing on the present, the here and now and accepting things for what they are without passing judgement. Mindfulness training is a form of mental training.

Why be mindful?

Conditions such as anxiety and depression are sadly on the rise with 1 in 4 having a mental health condition.  We tend to look everywhere for answers, sometimes in the wrong places, when really everything we need comes from inside us.

What are some of the benefits?

Some of the benefits of mindfulness training include

  • Reduced stress
  • Reduced depression
  • Combats anxiety
  • Encourages sleep

Below is a press release about Shalini Bhalla's mindfulness classes.

Mindfulness – your key to finding peace in this frantic world 

Anxiety, stress, exhaustion, depression…these seem to be the norms of living in this fast-paced, frantic modern world. Practicing Mindfulness can bring some much needed quiet to your busy, chattering mind.

Coming to Cranleigh and Guildford this April, Award-winning teacher Shalini Bhalla’s Mindfulness classes are non-religious and her scientifically based proven techniques will promote your general wellbeing; helping you to be more present in your daily life and more accepting of the way things are.

“I didn’t really know what to expect, thought maybe muttering chants, cross-legged - probably not for me! How far I was from the truth. Shalini with her calm voice, understanding, knowledgeable way showed me that ‘mindfulness’ was literally living in the present moment; being aware of breathing, slowly, in and out; training the mind to ease away from thoughts (good and bad) and entering a transitional stage; where your senses are acute, your body relaxed, your mind calm” - Lorraine.

Shalini Bhalla is a trained Mindfulness teacher and a Mindful Movement expert; as well as being the Creative Director of Just Jhoom! Bollywood Dance-Fitness. Join Shalini on one of these life-changing courses starting in April:

NEW! Mindfulness Course for Couples Cranleigh (5 weeks)

Sunday 19 April - 17 May 9.30am-11.30am

Mindfulness Courses Cranleigh (8 weeks)

Tuesday 28 April - 23 June 9.30am - 11.30am
Wednesday 29 April - 24 June 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Saturday 9 May - 11 June 2pm - 4pm

Mindfulness Course Guildford (8 weeks)
Thursday 30 April - 25 June 7pm-9pm

These Mindfulness and Meditation courses are based on the proven Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) techniques – helping people cope better with stress, anxiety and depression.

For more details visit or call 07747045643 or email 


  1. How is it going Angela? Have you given it a try? It healed my anxiety completely. I went from GAD to normalcy because of meditation and mindfulness.

    1. I am going to give it a try. Looking into classes close to me. I am so glad it has helped you