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Mindfulness course

Want to reduce your stress levels and improve your mood and wellbeing? Our Mindfulness course teaches meditation and mindfulness techniques to boost your mental and emotional health. Our next course will be ONLINE from Tuesday 22 September, 5-7pm.

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Our next course will be delivered online from Tuesday 22 September, 5-7pm.

About Mindfulness

Want to reduce your stress levels and improve your mood and wellbeing? Come on our next Mindfulness 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.

Due to COVID-19, our next course will be delivered online via Zoom.

If you are keen to get started with Mindfulness why not take a look at our 30 days of Mindfulness programme?

Course costs

Standard fee: £225 per person including all course materials

A limited number of concessionary places are available at £100 to those on lower incomes, benefits, key workers, or working in a third sector.

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.

What will I get from the course?

After attending our Mindfulness 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.

What previous attendees have said:

“I was a bit unsure about meditating on Zoom at first, because I am not very fond of meeting people virtually and I really love to feel the presence and energy of people around me when I meditate. I was amazed to notice in the first session how similar it felt to our sessions in person. I even began to appreciate the option to turn off the camera if people wanted to connect, without being seen. You are able to facilitate such a safe, warm and welcoming space that really invites people in. I have tried to meditate with your guided meditations on Soundcloud, but it wasn’t really the same. There is something beautiful about making the time to come together with others and share that experience – even virtually –  in real time and to have the space for reflections. For the last three months, these weekly group mediations have been my most treasured space to feel connected to myself and others.”

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