About the teacher
Mindfulness is a way of being, and a way of paying attention to each moment, in a non-judgmental way. Once we start to turn our attention to our body, breath, thoughts, feelings, and the world around us, we often find that our relationship to our experience changes fundamentally. Mindfulness practice originated in Buddhist meditation, and has since been adapted for non-religious and therapeutic applications.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) was introduced by Jon Kabat-Zinn, followed by the development of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Both programmes have been rigorously tested and are taught throughout the world for stress relief, pain management, anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc., as well as for the promotion of general wellbeing. MBCT is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) for the prevention of recurring depression.
8-WEEK MBSR/MBCT MINDFULNESS COURSE
The MBSR/MBCT Mindfulness course is intended for anyone who encounters the challenges of daily life, and wishes to develop ways of living life more fully, as well as for people with health issues or a history of depression. It is an experiential and educational programme, rather than a form of therapy or relaxation, taught in a spirit of kind acceptance.
The 8-week course consists of an orientation session followed by weekly 2.5 hour classes in a group, with a day-long retreat in the latter part of the course. We learn simple mindfulness meditations and exercises to integrate mindfulness into everyday life. At home we practice the meditations each day, with the help of CD's and a workbook provided with the course.
During the course we will explore themes such as Awareness of our body, thoughts and feelings; Dealing with difficulties; Self-acceptance; Mindful communication; Taking care of ourselves; Applying what we’ve learned; and more.
|Orientation Session||Friday 9th May, 6 - 7:30 pm|
|8 Weekly Classes||Saturdays 10th May - 5th July 2014, 11 - 13.30 pm|
|Day Retreat:||Sunday 22nd June 2014, 10:30 - 4:30 pm|
|Fee||£225 incl. all course materials / Concessions from £150|
|Booking||Please contact Eva on:|
|tel. 01373-464564 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP
Like music or art, mindfulness is difficult to describe and best experienced directly. An Introduction to Mindfulness workshop is an ideal way of getting a taste of mindfulness "in the moment".
During the workshop you will be given more information on mindfulness. We will practice some simple mindfulness meditation and gentle mindful movement, with clear guidance from the teacher. We will also do a few basic exercises to experience mindfulness in daily life. We will also practice short mindfulness exercises which you will be able to do for yourself in your everyday life.
You can do the Introduction to Mindfulness workshop as a stand-alone, or as an introduction before you decide whether to take part in an 8-week MBSR/MBCT course.
NEXT INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP:
|Date:||Saturday 6th September 2014 2 - 6 pm|
|Cost:||£35 / £20 Concessions|
|Booking:||Contact Eva by phone or email to book your place|
N.B. Please wear loose and comfortable clothing, and bring a mat, blanket and cushion to make yourself comfortable lying down.
For more information about the Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop and 8-week MBSR/MBCT courses, please contact Eva or see www.everyday-mindfulness.com