The Full Story
Welcome to the MIBA method. MIBA stands for "Mindfulness based" as Mindfulness is considered an important tool that bridges the gap between psychology, psychoeducation, and mental wellbeing, providing a safe environment to open up to the inner workings of the mind. The MIBA method combines psychology and psychotherapy with Mindfulness philosophies to bring you a variety of interventions and courses aimed specifically at your personal wellbeing and the promotion of mental health. Mindfulness training helps people to become more aware of their thoughts, feelings, and body sensations so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, they become more skilled at handling them.
"Method" is this context is defined in broader terms, expanding beyond treatment, but instead based on the original Greek meaning: meta “in quest of” + hodos “a way, manner or path”. A such this method is a way of life and is about personal evolution. With the MIBA method you are your own therapist; your healing occurs by coming closer to you.
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About your teacher
B.Sc. Hons Psychology - The Open University, United Kingdom.
Master's Degree - Mindfulness Interventions in the Context of Health and Investigation - Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher - Brown University, Massachusetts and UMass Memorial Health Care
Trained in Positive Neuroplasticity by Dr. Rick Hanson
Maria is registered as a psychologist with the British Psychological society (BPS), and as a teacher with Brown University Mindfulness Center.
With so much growing tension and stress in the world, Mindfulness can be seen as a sane way to handle all the craziness around us.
I first started practising meditation and yoga over 15 years ago. I found it gave me an inner stillness that helped me to face the surrounding challenges. However, more and more, I felt that this inner stillness was short-lived and before long I would be once again wrapped up in the constant chatter going on inside me. My training in psychology helped me to understand how stress works. How perception, concepts and belief systems tainted and warped the way I saw the world. This had certainly gotten me far in life, and was probably what made me realize how much I needed a regular meditation practice. Yet despite this, I felt I was still being constantly sucked into old habits, destructive self-beliefs and negative thought patterns that were whirling away inside my head faster than I could recognize them. Slowly, I began to realize that so long as my mindfulness practice did not extend beyond the meditation cushion or yoga mat, this cycle would never end.
I immersed myself in what it meant to be mindful learning from books, silent retreats, seminars, courses, and naturally, a continued dedication to my own practice. But most importantly, I incorporated Mindfulness into every aspect of my life. Shortly, the changes I began to feel were incredible. Oh sure, those thoughts, beliefs and my automatic trigger points were still there, but this time there was a huge difference… I was noticing them. I was beginning to see them arise, see their effect on how I felt, and how they triggered off even more mental activity.
Noticing means being able to make a choice rather than being a victim of this subconscious activity. Victor Frankl once said, “between stimulus and response there is a space”, that space is your awareness. This difference I was feeling soon extended to my relationships and those around me also noticed the difference in me and I too noticed the difference in how I related to other people as well as myself. I felt more awake and in control of reactions and behaviour that I once fobbed off as “ah it’s genetic”, to realizing, I have a choice about how I want to behave and how I wish to be. This soon naturally evolved into wanting to share this space with others.
My vision for the MIBA method is to take everything I had learned about psychology and psycho-education and combine it with scientifically approved approaches to mindfulness and mediation to deliver interventions that could genuinely help to improve personal wellbeing.
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