Introduction to Mindfulness

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What is Mindfulness

Whilst the concept of Mindfulness as an approach is a modern one which offers a new way of altering our outlook on life and as such helping us to manage stress and anxiety. It is very simply allowing ourselves to

remain in the present with those feelings and emotions in our physical being but not judging those emotions or feelings and therefore not allowing them to overwhelm us.

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness allows us to take a holistic approach to our self in terms of Mind, Body and Spirit and helps us to maintain a balance within the Mind and Body which helps us to take a more philosophical and detached outlook to our experiences

What can it do for Me?

  • Greater Insight– By observing our experiences we can gain clarity on what is happening within our lives
  • Improved Problem solving– We can begin to create time and space to make considered and creative decisions
  • Better Attention- Being less distracted means our experiences become clearer, richer and more vivid
  •  More acceptance– We can learn to enjoy a sense of wellbeing whether things are going right or not
  • Greater enjoyment of life-As we become more aware of pleasant experiences which we had left unnoticed due to our focus being on the past or the future

The Course is an hour and 15 minute long session over 6 weeks

Wednesday 22nd March—Wednesday 26th April

4.30-5.45pm

At St Michael & All Angels Church

These sessions will cover

  • The Key concepts of Mindfulness
  • The habit of thinking & coming out of autopilot
  • Breathing & Body scan techniques
  • The practice of Mindfulness meditation
  • Mindfulness for everyday life
  • Using Mindfulness for anxiety & stress reduction

Who is this course for:

Anyone who wants to learn the basics of

Mindfulness as a tool to support their personal health & wellbeing

Anyone who wants to learn new techniques to support the reduction of stress and anxiety

Led by a qualified practitioner

A commitment to the full course is required to gain most benefit

The Course is being supported by

Witton Gilbert Parish Church Council

And is subsidized

Cost : £20

Contact Gillie on 0191 3711387

for further details or to book a place