Mindfulness in 8 weeks New course starting 23 October 2021
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 8 week mindfulness course is an opportunity to learn a variety of evidence-based mindfulness practices to help you respond more positively to every day challenges or difficult experiences, helping you build resilience and boost your well being.
The course is perfect for you if you sometimes feel overwhelmed, or worn out by trying to keep up with the constant demands of the modern world. Mindfulness focuses on promoting joy and peace rather than banishing unhappiness. It's precisely focused to help all of us boost our happiness and confidence levels whilst also reducing anxiety, stress and irritability.
You don't need to have any experience of mindfulness meditation to attend the course. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the power of mindfulness for the first time, or to deepen your practice if you already have experience.
The next course will run from 10am - 12.30 on Saturday mornings from 23rd October to 11th December 2021 with a full day class on Sunday 28th November.
What to expect: Classes will be two and a half hours per week, with a one-day retreat on 28th November which runs from 10.30am - 4pm. The day retreat gives you the opportunity to explore the practices in a more immersive way, and is included in the course cost.
There will be seated, lying and gentle movement practices including gentle yoga, along with opportunities to discuss our experience of these practices and how they can support us to feel less stressed and more happy. Any movement practices can be adapted for people with mobility issues or physical health conditions and you do not need to have a yoga mat or a special meditation cushion.
Home practice is part of the course and all the resources you need will be provided to support this.
The tiered ticket system: It is important to me to make this course accessible to as many people as possible, so prices are tiered according to your income. I won't ask for details of your income - you can choose to pay the rate that is right for you. I am also happy to arrange payments in instalments - please contact me if that would suit you better.
Eight weekly online sessions, plus a full day of online or in-person practice in a central Bristol location.
Instruction in mindfulness meditation and gentle mindful movement.
Facilitated dialogue to support your understanding and learning.
Guidance and support tailored to your learning needs.
Support for integrating mindfulness into daily life.
A custom made home practice guide to support your learning.
Guided meditation tracks to support home practice.
If you would like to try out some practice with me before committing to the full course why not come along to Mindful Mondays to give it a try. Contact me at Zoe.Pither@gmail.com or use the form at the bottom of this page to find out more, ask any questions, an discuss whether this is the right course for you.