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Sophia Dassyra - Advisory Services



I provide expert advice & training in mindfulness practices to individuals, groups, & organisations to help them improve their well-being, control anxiety & increase resilience.


Mindfulness is a state of mind characterised by focused attention, awareness of the present moment & a non-judgmental attitude with a sense of curiosity & openness. It involves intentionally concentrating on the present moment & observing one's thoughts, emotions & physical sensations without reacting to them.


Mindfulness is often associated with practices such as meditation & deep breathing exercises that help individuals develop their capacity to be mindful. The goal of mindfulness is to cultivate a greater sense of clarity, calm & happiness in daily life. It can be practiced in a variety of settings, from formal meditation sessions to everyday activities such as walking, eating & working.


My mindfulness services include the following:


  • Mindfulness Training: I can provide instruction & training in mindfulness practices, such as meditation, breathing exercises & body awareness techniques.


  • Mindful Leadership: I can aid leaders develop mindful leadership skills, such as self-awareness, emotional intelligence & effective communication.


  • Mindful Workplaces: I can help organisations create mindful workplaces, through strategies such as meditation rooms, mindfulness training programs & stress reduction programs.


  • Mindful Coaching: I can provide one-on-one coaching to individuals seeking to develop mindfulness skills or overcome specific challenges using mindfulness techniques.


  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP): I offer MBSR & MBSP programs, which are structured programs designed to help individuals reduce stress, improve well-being & increase resilience through mindfulness practices.


In a nutshell, I assist individuals & organisations integrate mindfulness practices into their lives & work. By providing expert guidance & support, I can help my clients reduce stress & tension, improve well-being & achieve greater success & fulfilment in all areas of their lives.


Mindfulness theoretical context:


Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, & surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens. Theory, practice & research data suggest that cultivating mindfulness can have a range of positive effects on both mental & physical health.


The theoretical framework of mindfulness draws on a number of different disciplines, including psychology, neuroscience, & Buddhist philosophy.


In psychology, mindfulness is often associated with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) & mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), which are evidence-based interventions that have been shown to be effective in treating a range of mental health conditions. Moreover, mindfulness also stresses the importance of self-care & self-compassion, encouraging individuals to treat themselves with kindness & acceptance. By developing greater self-awareness & self-compassion, people can learn to better understand & manage their lives as well as their relationships with others.


From a neuroscientific perspective, mindfulness is thought to be associated with profound changes in the brain. Research has shown that mindful meditation can lead to changes in the structure & function of the brain, including increased activity in areas associated with attention, emotion regulation, & empathy.


Buddhist philosophy also provides a theoretical foundation for mindfulness, with its emphasis on non-judgmental awareness & the cultivation of compassion & wisdom. In this context, mindfulness or mind training is seen as a path to serenity, happiness & spiritual growth.


Overall, cultivating mindfulness can have a range of positive effects on mental & physical health. Mindfulness practice is seen as a way to develop awareness & compassion, leading to greater clarity & insight into one's own mind & the world around them.

Mindfulness Training



"The present moment is the only moment available to us, and it is the doorway to all moments." - Thich Nhat Hanh

Focusing our attention on the present moment, has the potential to transform & enrich our lives enormously. Often, our minds are preoccupied with thoughts of the past or future, which can lead to anxiety, stress, and a sense of disconnection from the present. By practicing mindfulness, we can cultivate an awareness of the present moment, and develop a deeper sense of connection and appreciation for the world around us. This can help us to reduce stress, improve our mental and emotional wellbeing, and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
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