Mindfulness is a form of Buddhist meditation practiced by a growing number of people to help them combat stress and become more aware of their emotional and physical being.
Being mindful involves focusing on what is happening in our lives in the present moment – tuning into sounds, sights and physical sensations whilst trying to reduce stressful thoughts and mindless brain chatter.
Practicing this on a regular basis enables us to take notice of, and lessen our negative, habitual reactions to life’s pressures.
Mindfulness expert Padraig O’Morain claims the meditation technique – most commonly used to tackle depression and anxiety – can also be used to resolve and prevent relationship issues.
He explains: “Areas of the brain that are linked to switching our perspective are enhanced by mindfulness practice.
“For example, it can help you see a situation from another person’s point of view. It can encourage us to step out of...