8 Week Mindfulness Course
Time & Location
About The Event
This eight week course provides an excellent introduction to mindfulness practices which have been shown to help people deal more effectively with stress and anxiety. The training can help you appreciate each moment of your life more and so improve the quality of your life. It is a very practical and accessible introduction to mindfulness and involves both teaching and discussion to explore different themes.
The course is based on the best-selling book “Mindfulness – a Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World” by Professor Mark Williams and Danny Penman. We learn how to respond from a clear and calm space rather than automatically reacting from our habitual patterns and how to approach rather than avoid difficulties. We will practise tuning in to what we are experiencing, moment by moment with an attitude of curiosity, friendliness and kindness. Mindfulness is not a quick fix and it does require some patient effort as it takes time to learn. Just as you wouldn't expect to run a marathon without putting some training in first, so too we build the mindfulness muscle through regular practice at home.
This means carving out 20 to 30 minutes six days a week for the duration of the course. You might like to look on this as an investment in your future and a way of taking care of yourself so that you are more effective and responsive in the world. Some of the core practices we will be using include body scans, mindfulness of breathing and mindful movement.
* Mindfuness is not therapy and if you have any concerns about whether this is suitable for you please get in touch with me first on either 07813 359622 or email@example.com
To introduce the basic concepts of mindfulness
To give participants opportunity to experience formal mindfulness practices such as the body scan, mindfulness of breathing and mindful movement
To enable you to experiment with “informal” practices such as the breathing space and mindful eating
To encourage you to practise at home to get the most out of the eight week course
To explore how the various themes might support you in your life
By the end of the course, you will:-
Be able to state what mindfulness is – and what it isn't
Have experienced a range of mindfulness practices to help you deal with life's challenges at work and at home
Have explored the concept of “brain training” and the mindfulness-approach to thoughts
Have gained “experiential” knowledge of the link between mind and body and how to become more attuned to the body as a way of reducing stress
Will have explored what nourishes you and supports you as an individual and in relationship to others
Will have explored a different response to difficult emotions
N.B. the course sates are as follows:
Tuesday June 5
Monday June 11
Tuesday June 19
Tuesday June 26
Tuesday July 3
Tuesday July 10
Tuesday July 17
Tuesday July 30
You will also need a copy of the book “Finding Peace in a Frantic World” as we will be using the themes from the book each week.
Please contact Pip on either 07813 359622 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange payment