Mindfulness 8-Week Course
This 8-week Mindfulness Course offers an intensive training in the practice of present moment awareness. Week by week you will be introduced to the key components of mindfulness and learn how to integrate it into your life so that you may experience the stress reducing and life enhancing benefits that it can bring. Open to all.
Type of Event
The course runs on the following dates:
6.30–8.30pm Friday 4 March
6.30–8.30pm Friday 11 March
6.30–8.30pm Friday 18 March
6.30–8.30pm Friday 1 April
6.30–8.30pm Friday 8 April
6.30–8.30pm Friday 15 April
2.30–5.30pm Sunday 24 April (half day retreat)
6.30–8.30pm Friday 29 April
6.30–8.30pm Friday 6 May
The price covers 8 2-hour sessions plus a half day retreat, administration fees and all audio and printed material required.
This 8-week Mindfulness Course offers an intensive training in the practice of present moment awareness. Week by week you will be introduced to the key components of mindfulness and learn how to integrate it into your life so that you may experience the stress reducing and life enhancing benefits that it can bring.
There are many reasons to explore mindfulness and this course is an opportunity to dive deep into its possibilities.
Would you like to understand yourself and your mind better?
Does it seem that you’re ‘running on automatic’ – a sense of just about getting by day to day?
Are you noticing stress reactivity, low mood or anxiety?
Would you like to improve your relationship with yourself and others?
Do you offer yourself the support you need – the same kindness, care and patience you would give to a friend or loved one?
Mindfulness is a mind-body based training that involves paying attention to our present moment experience with acceptance, openness and compassion. Through mindfulness we begin to experience our thoughts and feelings in a different way, freeing us from unhelpful habitual patterns and cultivating a greater resourcefulness and resilience in our lives.
Mindfulness has roots in ancient meditation traditions and an evidence base in modern science. Research shows that mindfulness can help us to regulate our emotions and thoughts, respond more effectively to stress, improve our productivity and attention and experience greater satisfaction and balance in our lives. If you are interested in gaining a greater understanding of yourself and are willing to actively engage in your health and well-being then this course could be for you.
The course comprises eight 2-hour Friday evening sessions and a half day Sunday afternoon retreat and is carefully designed to introduce the practice of mindfulness in a thorough and systematic way that can be integrated into everyday life. Informed by the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) approach developed by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn, the course includes mindfulness meditations, simple movement practices, group dialogue and discussion and will guide you in:
Developing greater awareness of thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations and their impact on your experience
Discovering your own resourcefulness and learning new ways of responding to problems (physical, mental, social and emotional)
Discovering new ways of caring for yourself
Incorporating mindfulness into your everyday life
Waking up to the depth of possibility for growth and change available to you
Regular home practice is a core component of the course and all participants will receive guided audio practices to support this. In addition, participants will receive a course workbook providing reference materials for each week.
The course is run by Susie Ball, a level 2 trained Mindfulness Teacher and operates according to the Good Practice Guidelines for Teachers laid out by the UK Network. Susie also runs introductory Mindfulness Workshops, which offer the opportunity to find out more about theory and practice of Mindfulness ahead of the course.