Mindfulness and MBSR Courses

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the quality of being present and engaged with whatever is here in the moment in a non-judgmental way. Through mindfulness we can learn to be with both pleasant and unpleasant experiences in life bringing certain attitudes that will be more balanced.

What are some of the research-based benefits of a regular mindfulness practice?

  • reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety
  • boost creativity
  • lower blood pressure
  • improve focus and concentration
  • increase self awareness
  • expand a sense of gratitude and joys in life
  • increase patience and sense of kindness to others and ourselves
  • increase emotional resilience to life’s challenges

Research is based on participants attendance of an 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) courses

Mindfulness practices teach us to be present in our moment to moment experiences, build awareness of our habits and tendencies, and the ability to hold both pleasant and unpleasant experiences in a more balanced way. As we take these practices into our daily lives we build upon our sense of calm and clarity responding to life’s ups and down’s with less reactivity.

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf.

John Kabat-Zinn

8 Week Mindfulness Base Stress Reduction (MBSR) Live Online Course via Zoom

Dates are: To be determined

Time course takes place is to be determined

Investment is £175 (includes all course materials) there are 2 places available for £95 for those in need of financial assistance. Please contact me for details.

Max attendance will be 8 participants

Participant will be asked to complete an initial application form and then I will be arranging a time to chat through the course and answer and questions you may have prior to the course.

This internationally recognised evidence based Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme (MBSR) supports in learning tools that include a range of meditations and techniques to help lower stress and improve your physical, emotional, and mental well being.

The online course consists of eight 2-hour sessions. We will be utilising guided meditations, home practices, and group discussions.

By the end of the course you will learn the essential principles of mindfulness, techniques to do on your own, and access to the wide range of benefits this course and mindfulness has to offer.

This course explores the essential mindfulness meditation exercises and helps cultivate new skillful ways of dealing with what goes on in our bodies, minds and lives. In addition to the meditation exercises there is information (and discussion) on stress, relaxation, and stress management.

This workshop is open to all who wish to learn these tools and techniques to reduce stress. There is no prior experience necessary of yoga, mindfulness, or meditation necessary.

Course materials include:
*electronic version of the course workbook that will include information regarding mindfulness, physiological information regarding stress, and home practices.
*recorded guided meditations

This MBSR Course will be running online giving you the opportunity to take part in convenience and comfort of your own space.
This course will be run just as it would if it were available in person.

During these challenging times it is important to offer tools to help people cope with the stress and challenges of ever changing landscape in our lives.

Details:
*This course will be offered via Zoom (a web based platform) which can be downloaded from https://www.zoom.us/
*Participants and teacher will be live and visible during the sessions.
*There will be small group discussions as there would be in a face to face setting.
*Registrants will receive additional details the Friday before the first session

You will need:

*A PC/Laptop/Macbook or Tablet.
*A webcam and microphone,
*A stable internet connection, and
*A private space where you can be undisturbed.

*****Please note that there is no cost to download Zoom.*****

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There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life.

Tara Brach