There are so many Mindfulness courses, it can be hard to choose which one is right for you. Have a browse around my website, follow your instinct and see if I suit you.
Do you often feel that
- you are overstretched at home and at work
- you can’t help ruminating about the past
- you overreact to small things
- you are anxious without knowing why
- you are stuck in a rut but don’t know how to get out
- you are not being true to yourself in the way that you lead your life
If you tick the boxes, well done - you are a human being!
Many of us lead stressful lifestyles and find ourselves moving at a relentless pace, juggling endless demands. We often push ourselves too hard and blame ourselves for not managing it all well enough.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
What can Mindfulness do for you?
Your mind can be an internal saboteur. The brain is like a muscle. The good news is that you can shape these remarkable instruments.
Mindfulness teaches you to:
- Train your attention to focus on your experience in the here and now with open curiosity and kindness
- Learn to recognise stress and to regulate your reaction to it
- Break out of automatic patterns
- Be more balanced
- Cultivate greater compassion, empathy and gratitude towards yourself and others
The practice has transformed my life and I hope it can improve yours too.
What the course offers:
The course is spread over 8 weeks, with one meeting a week lasting 2 hours.
We will explore habitual modes of being which are unhelpful to our mental, emotional and physical health.
Through the presentation of Mindfulness principles and exercises, as well as group discussions, you will learn practical skills to improve the quality of your life and your relationship to yourself and others.
Unlike the standard MBSR and MBCT courses, each of my sessions will incorporate an element of Mindful Meditation in Movement. I like to call it "Mmmmmm..." (as in "yummy")! Movement helps us develop balance, concentration and a consciousness of the mind/body link. I include this because I believe that there are many ways of accessing and changing our experience. An important one is through the body. The exercises are suitable for everybody.
Research has validated the many benefits of Mindfulness practice. It has been shown to improve well being, physical and mental health.
"The course more than met my expectations. I valued and enjoyed the discussions and learned from the others sharing their perspectives on the material in the handbook, as well as their experience at trying out the meditations. I found it helpful to learn about how the brain is wired. The guided meditations have really helped give me a framework to follow" - Claire
"The course has made me much more aware of my default 'go to' responses. I appreciated the friendly nature of the group and the thoughtful, open atmosphere. I feel I benefited a lot from this course and found the handbook and guided meditations very helpful." - Ann
"I found the course really excellent, exceeding my expectations. Your whole approach was an important element in the success of the course, accepting and incorporating these doubts and self-perceived failures but always keeping us on track. It felt like a very safe emotional space, which is a prerequisite for true learning." - Jenny
"I particularly enjoyed & benefitted most from the guided meditations which were a major & important part of the course. I also found the integrated sequences of movement unusual but entirely satisfying. The small & whole group discussions gave me so many different thoughts & perspectives, which enriched my appreciation of mindfulness & its application to everyday life" - Gill