Life can be wonderful, rich and full of joy. And we want it to be that way but all too often our experience doesn't quite match up to this hope. Sometimes life is stressful or can feel as if we're stuck on a treadmill. It doesn't have to be like this!
It is possible to make real and lasting change our experience of life - to reduce the stress and enjoy life more through the practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness is increasingly recognised as a life-changing way to help deal with the stress and pressure that we can experience from the fast pace of modern life. It allows us to experience life to the full, whatever comes our way.
The ‘Finding Peace in a Frantic World’ Course is a great introduction to mindfulness meditation based on the best-selling book: “Mindfulness: a guide to finding peace in a frantic world”, co-authored by Mark Williams, who is a leading mindfulness researcher in the UK.
The course consists of weekly online 1.5-hour classes on Saturday mornings and home practice using recorded guidance in between sessions. Through guided meditations, group discussion, and home practice, you will learn the essential principles of mindfulness and techniques to build your personal home practice and access the wide-ranging benefits for wellbeing and stress reduction well beyond the course.
The key learning points include: - A variety of formal and informal mindfulness meditation practices, which involve using the breath and body as a focus for being aware of our experience in the present moment; - Understanding the physiology of stress and how to self-regulate our moods, so that we are better able to pause in challenging situations and manage our responses more effectively. - Recognising the patterns of worrying and self-criticism that often generate more stress; and how we can relate to ourselves with a more accepting and kind stance. - Learning to have more mindful communication, connections and relationships. - Developing practical self-care tools to help us thrive, perform at our best, and build resilience.
The next 8 week course will run from 10am - 11.30am on Saturday mornings from6 February to 3rd April
If you would like to try out some practice before committing to the full course why not listen to my free recordings on soundcloud or send me an email and arrange a time to have a chat about the course.
I recommend having a copy of the book Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Mark Williams and Danny Penman, to support the course. This is also available as an audiobook and an ebook.
Full fee: £84 | Over 65s: £75.60 | Benefit: £67.20