Ever feel stressed, overwhelmed or close to burn-out? Maybe you feel pulled in many different directions by the various demands of day-to-day life. Starting and maintaining a mindfulness practice may help you respond differently to life's stresses and allow you to enjoy the good times more fully.
Our 8-week Course - "Mindfulness for Life" is an in-depth introduction to mindfulness, the aim is to help you develop a personal experience of mindfulness. Mindfulness for life is just that - the idea is to integrate mindfulness into your daily life - it is more than sitting on a cushion for 20 minutes a day. How can we be more mindful in our interactions, with eating, with how we move through life? For this to embed, there is the expectation of home practice.
The course is appropriate for participants completely new to mindfulness as well as those with some experience. The course begins by introducing the basic practices of breath and body awareness before developing into awareness of feelings and thoughts, meditations to nourish happiness and kindness, as well as practices to cultivate mindful communication.
The course consists of nine sessions in total, starting on Monday 2nd September, running from 12.30-2.30pm. There are two blocks, with a gap in the middle to digest and practice what we've learnt so far. There is also a day retreat, which will take place in the Yoga Tree, Stirling. The full dates are as follows:
02/09/19; 09/09/19; 16/09/19; 23/09/19
21/10/19; 28/10/19; 04/11/19 (Day Retreat); 11/11/19; 18/11/19
The aim is very much to attend every session, if possible, and if you cannot attend to let us know as soon as you can.
Full programme materials will be supplied as well as access to audio recordings to help you build a daily practice. By committing to this course the aim is not only to attend each session, but also to practice mindfulness in daily life.
There is an early bird rate, which is available up until end of July. The concession prices are for full-time students, or those in receipt of their pension. Please don't let cost put you off - I have subsidised places available, just contact me to discuss - firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact me to book directly, which means that you avoid paying the booking fee. There is also the option of paying £50 to reserve your space, I will then contact you to set up a payment plan which feels manageable.
Testimonials from previous 8-week course:
"This course has helped me feel less limited by anxiety, and better able to relate to and care for others"
"This gave me a chance to reacquaint me with myself and to start liking myself again"
"My mindfulness sessions have become a comforting sanctuary. I have enjoyed having quiet "me" time"
"it's been good to have some time to focus on myself"
"This has been one of the best things that I have done and I hope to continue with it always"