Good health of the mind and emotions is an integral aspect of Functional Medicine’s Five Foundations of health. David is a Mindfulness & Meditation Coach based in Marylebone – central London who specialises in courses for Mental and Emotional Health, Stress Management and Resilience, and Freedom from Addictive Behaviours.
David brings a wealth of expertise from nearly 30 years as a teaching monk at an international retreat site and school of yoga in India, where, in addition to years of personal meditation practice, he taught meditation retreats and studied eastern and yogic philosophies, ayurvedic medicine and nutrition. He is also an advanced practitioner of homeopathy.
The mind and body are inter-connected. Because the mind “talks” with the body via chemical messengers, a healthy mind supports better hormone balance, immune function, metabolism, stress reduction, healing - even athletic or work performance.
Mindfulness and meditation are inter-related skills and practices to help you develop a healthier relationship with your mind and emotions. You feel better, and you are better able know what your body needs to be healthy and to recover from illness.
Is the cultivation of focused attention in the present moment. You learn to perceive thoughts, physical sensations, emotions and events with clear awareness, so rather than reacting from unconscious habits, you can flow with life. Mindfulness is both the practice, and the outcome of the practice.
Is a way of being more alive and present in life, able to embrace all the flavours of life – living from a place of inner stability, with improved mental focus, resilience, positivity and clarity.
Is an antidote to being overwhelmed by fluctuating emotions and thoughts, sabotaged by cravings, or thrown off balance by life’s challenges.
Gives you the power to make better choices. Even in the midst of difficult circumstances, you can create a rich and fulfilling life.