My name is Sarah O'Flaherty, and I'm the founder of Mindfulness Meditation & More. Welcome! On this site you'll find advice, support and great tools that are designed to help you find balance, peace and contentment.
Unlike most counsellors, coaches or trainers who are inspiring change, I aim to keep things simple, providing practical advice that is easily implemented, and utilising unique proven tools including mindfulness and meditation. I specialise in anxiety, stress and depression.
I recently authored a book called Finding Your Bliss, and due to popular demand, am currently writing a follow-up.
General contact: For more information email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on +61 474 819 235. I can work with you wherever you are in the world by Skype. And locally, I'm based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.
Coaching contact: Coaches, counsellors, and others interested in re-using material, please be aware that use of material from this site requires copyright approval. Contact me at email@example.com for samples, approvals, and coaching material packages.
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A key contributor to the development of treatments for SAD, David Clark, highlights four key mediating factors:
1) increase in self-focused attention, which reduces processing of external factors, such as other people and their reactions;
2) extensive use of safety seeking behaviours, which are intended to prevent feared catastrophes, but have the consequence of maintaining negative beliefs and can negatively impact social interaction;
3) use of misleading information (automatic thoughts, feelings, images) to make excessively negative interpretations about how one appears to others;
4) negatively biased anticipatory and post-event processing
You are not your mind, and you are most definitely not your thoughts. However, your mind is a part of you, a tool for you to utilize as and when you need. It is important that you look after it, and ensure that you are in charge of it, and that it is not in charge of you. You may feel as if you’ve walked into a science fiction novel here. How can my mind be in control of me? Isn’t my mind just part of me?