Introduction to Mindfulness workshop
1. Saturday 29th October 2016, 2.00 – 4.00pm
2. Saturday 3 December 2016, 2.00 – 4.00 pm
During this 2 hour workshop the intention is to introduce you to mindfulness and the 8-week programme in a quiet, peaceful environment, away from the hustle of daily life.
An informative and experimental session that includes some simple mindfulness meditation practices to help you begin to get a feel for what it means to be more mindful.
For those that are interested in developing and integrating mindfulness into everyday life there will be time to find out more about the 8-week mindfulness course
It will provide an ideal opportunity to:
- Discover what mindfulness is (and isn’t)
- Look at “automatic pilot” mode and how this affects anxiety and stress
- Explore simple mindfulness practices and how they can be used in our daily life to help us become calmer, more relaxed, focused and energized. (home practice recordings will be provided)
- Time for questions.
What is Stress – Bringing awareness to our patterns of reactivity to stress
Wednesday 16th November, 2016, 6.00 to 8.00pm
Cultivating mindfulness can reduce the negative physiological and psychological ways in which we react to stress, as well as help develop more effective ways of responding positively and proactively to stressful situations and experiences.
In this 2-hour workshop we will learn that our perception – that is how we see/don’t see things will largely determine how we respond to them. It’s not the stressors – but how we handle them which influence the effects they have on our health, mind and body. Mindfulness practices can help us tune-in to our bodies with a gentle curiosity, helping us to break the negative stress cycle and bring awareness to our reaction to it.
Again, there will be time for questions about the 8-week course.
Who are the Workshops for? – Anyone with a curiosity about mindfulness.
These short 2-hour introductions are ideal for people who have heard about mindfulness but are unsure if they want to book the 8-week programme. They are a chance to meet the teacher and get a brief introduction to the principles and practices of mindfulness.
Most people attending MBSR programmes report that they gain lasting benefits, such as
- Quieter, more calm and focused mind
- An increased ability to handle stressful situations
- More self-confidence
- A greater capacity for relaxation and sleep
- More energy and enthusiasm
All welcome – Including complete beginners
Location – Beccles Station,
Cost – £20.00 per Workshop (payable in advance)
Please make cheques payable to Jenny Mercer and either hand to me personally or post to 52, Banham Road, Beccles, NR34 9JN, including your contact details.
Pre-requisites for the Workshops
A beginners mind, curiosity, acceptance and kindness (to ourselves, others and the world around us)