The gift of Mindfulness brings to you a whole new approach to dealing with life experiences. Mindfulness doesn't eradicate life's stresses and pressures. It will, however, completely alter the way you handle them. It helps us to recognise and move away from our habitual reactions, enabling us to respond to events with calmness and ease.
Mindfulness is a secular (non-religious) form of meditation which can be used by everyone. This can be done anywhere anytime, seated in a way that is most comfortable to. In fact you can practise Mindfulness whilst you are on the move, walking or in the moment with some practical chore.
Most of us don’t realise that our daily lives are dominated by distraction and mind chatter. And that distraction and mind chatter winds up being the force that drives us much of the day in terms of what we do, what we react to, and how we feel. Mindfulness teaches us simple practices to move beyond this, bringing calmness, focus, clarity and inspiration.
Mindfulness exercises are simple yet effective. It might involve mindfully eating a square of chocolate or a single raisin. Other exercises involve focusing fully on your breath as it enters and leaves your body, observing thoughts as they arise and practising letting them come and go with ease, without engaging with them. .
Mindfulness has been subject to over 600 scientific studies, such has been the academic community's interest in figuring it out. Due to its track record it is now widely used in the NHS as an effective treatment for depression and anxiety.
I run the 8 week Mindfulness Based Living course 3 times a year. Each of the 8 classes over 8 consecutive weeks are 90 mins long. The next course starts
Tues 4th September - 23rd October 2018 £179