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Mindfulness for Stress

Want to reduce your stress levels and improve your mood and wellbeing? Our Mindfulness for Stress course teaches meditation and mindfulness techniques to boost your mental and emotional health.

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About Mindfulness for Stress

Want to reduce your stress levels and improve your mood and wellbeing? Come on our next Mindfulness for Stress course and learn mindfulness and meditation techniques to boost your mental and emotional health.

Our 8-week course (2 hours a week) is led by Ruth,  our qualified mindfulness practitioner. She aims to improve quality of life through the tools learned on the course.

Course  costs

Standard fee: £225 per person including all course materials

Course fee £225 per person, including all materials. (A limited number of concessionary places are available at £180. To qualify you must be either in receipt of benefits or on an income of less than £15,000).

We also offer a special £100 rate for employees of third sector organisations in Manchester.

Free places

In addition to the above, we have a limited number of free places for people who qualify for the concessionary rate. To qualify please complete the application form and select the concessionary rate and indicate you would like to be considered for a free place.

Your name will be placed on a waiting list. If places are still unfilled 2 working days before the course start date, you will be offered a free place on a first-come-first-serve basis

What is mindfulness?

Stressful events happen and we often can’t do much to change them. Mindfulness allows us to be able to better live with the unhelpful thoughts and feelings that our minds throw up as a result of these stressful experiences.

Mindfulness doesn’t get rid of all our problems – but it does help to change our relationship with them. Mindfulness, therefore, is a training for the brain to live more in the present moment, freeing you of constantly living in the past, or worrying about the future, both of which can be causes of stress.

Being mindful is simply being aware of your thoughts and actions in the present moment, without judgement. Mindfulness meditation is a type of meditation that involves focusing your mind on the present.

I’ve implemented mindfulness into my daily life which has aided my coping of anxiety

What will I get from the course?

After attending our Mindfulness for Stress courses, people report a reduction in stress levels, better sleeping patterns, reduced anxiety, as well as improved mood and overall wellbeing.

What will I learn on the course?

Over the eight week course, individuals will learn ways to apply mindfulness to all aspects of their lives. Participants will learn a variety of techniques which will help train their brains to be more present, and hopefully, reduce some of the suffering associated with stress – whatever its source.

As part of the learning on this course, individuals will be required to establish their own mindfulness practice outside of the course sessions.

No prior experience of meditation is required

Next course

Our next course runs from Tuesday 11th September to Tuesday 30th October inclusive, and take place from 4.30pm to 6.30pm at the Zion Community Centre in Hulme.

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Please call us on 0161 769 5732