Have you heard people talking about Mindfulness but not sure what it is?
Why not join a small group of like-minded people for this 3 week ‘Introduction to Mindfulness’ course?’. Mindfulness training can give you practical skills that may help you deal with daily challenges and the ‘ups and downs’ of life.
Busy and demanding lifestyles can leave us feeling anxious, stressed and unable to ‘switch off’. Evidence suggests that with mindfulness training, people are able to relate to stress and anxiety in a different, less reactive way whilst improving their focus and resilience. There is also evidence to suggest that there are physical health benefits from practicing mindfulness too such as decreased pain, improved immunity and sleep patterns.
Over the three week course you will learn how you can incorporate mindfulness into your day to day life. You will learn techniques to help you stay grounded in the present moment rather than worrying about the past or, what may happen in the future.
During each 2 hour session we will discuss ways that you can use mindfulness skills to help manage stress and anxiety and improve general wellbeing. You will be guided through short meditation practices such as the mindfulness of breathing and the body scan, practice techniques to help regulate your thoughts and emotions and explore how we can be kinder to ourselves.
The sessions will be taught by Cath Mercer, a Mindfulness Practitioner who is undertaking Mindfulness Teacher Training through The University of Bangor. Cath is supervised and is insured in line with Good Practice Guidelines. Cath has over 20 years clinical experience in the NHS in a variety of clinical and non clinical roles.
This short course is an ideal introduction to mindfulness for those who may be interested in mindfulness but unable to commit to a longer course at this time. The course is secular and suitable for those over 18 years of age. No prior experience of mindfulness or meditation is required. The course may not be suitable for those with serious mental illness or those who have experienced recent trauma or bereavement.
“Wherever you go, there you are.” Jon Kabat-Zinn