How Does Mindfulness Meditation Work?

Mindfulness meditation uses an anchor point such as your breath.

When you focus on the sensation of the breath and follow each inhalation and exhalation, you can become less distracted by thoughts, relax your mind, and be in the present moment.

It’s a great way to develop self-awareness by learning to remain calm and peaceful – even when your mind is racing with thoughts about what you have to do tomorrow or something stressful that happened yesterday.

Practising meditation:

  1. Brings the body back into a state of homeostasis, so it can rest, recover and pertorm optimally.
  2. Gives a busy or distracted mind something else to do, reducing anxiety and depression and increasing focus and clarity.
  3. Weakens the stress signal in the brain, enabling a more thoughtful response to challenging or stressful situations.
  4. Makes it easier to pay attention, which literally lights up the brain and improves cognitive functions such as memory and learning.
  5. Creates a mental spade bi pause between impulse and action, so we can replace unconscious, rushed habits or reactions with more conscious, thoughtful ones.
  6. Can preserve our telomeres, the protective caps on the end of our chromosomes. These usually shorten with age and diseases like heart disease and Alzheimer’s.

Kind Words

Sean Lappin
May 26, 2024

Natalie’s journey began as a personal one, embodying her practice and then working with her colleagues within her own business to assist them to realise the many benefits Natalie knows are associated with mindfulness approaches. She brings this experience and integrity to establishing Alite Mind. An organisation that she has established to help others on their mindfulness journeys.

Natalie works with people of all ages with a high level of professionalism, grounded in years of study across a range of therapeutic approaches. Along with her genuine, caring and positive personality she consistently delivers high quality services in meditation and counseling.

Tim James
April 30, 2024

I have known Natalie since January 2020 and am so grateful our paths crossed. Natalie has incredible enthusiasm, is a leader in any area she steps into and has a deep passion and ability to support others. It has been an honour to witness her journey over the last 5 years, from bringing mindfulness practices to staff at her engineering business, to studying meditation, mindfulness and counselling and commencing Alite Mind studio at St Agnes to further support the community. Natalie has created a beautiful space for learning, growth and healing and offers amazing services for young ones and adults. She is a heart centred practitioner always looking for ways to enhance the support available to members of the community. I highly recommend Natalie and her offerings.

Lisa Forde
April 26, 2024

Natalie is a passionate and authentic meditation teacher who is highly dedicated to her craft and clients. She walks her talk with continued professional and personal development and brings joy, colour and fun into her group sessions and work with children. I highly recommend her classes.

Ben Walsham
March 27, 2024

I had meditated on and off for a number of years but recently I was seeking something more grounded and consistent. I joined Natalie's group and have seen a massive improvement to my practice. It's a supportive environment and have learnt a lot since joining. Highly recommend for anyone looking to develop their mindfulness!

Meaghan Willington
March 19, 2024

I have attended 2 meditation classes with Natalie and absolutely love it. Natalie makes you feel so welcome from the moment you walk in. The room is very calming and is a beautiful space to relax. You walk out feeling positive and relaxed and I cant wait for the next Monday night session. Thanks so much Natalie.

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