Mind

How to practise mindfulness and reap the benefits

Want to stress less, sleep better and feel more peace? Mindfulness can help with that.

It seems every man and his dog have been singing the praises of mindfulness lately. From doctors and psychologists to celebrities (Meghan Markle and Gemma McCaw, for instance) and influencers, everyone seems to be on board with the practice.

However, there is a small group of the public that questions what the big deal is. A group that bashfully wonders, 'what actually is mindfulness?' If this is you, you're not alone.

In the video above, registered psychologist and managing director of Umbrella, Jacqui Maguire, explains what being mindful entails. Maguire also covers how you can practise it and reap some serious benefits - including improved sleep!