Mindfulness Stress Reduction Course via Zoom
7-week Course Starts Monday 21 September, 6pm – 8pm BST
We all want to be able to stay in the flow and calm in the face of stress and have more energy. Yet so often our worries increase and we end up tense and exhausted. The simple yet profound practices that we explore together on the training course gradually enable us to deal with all the clutter that can take up our head space. And sleep better, remain calmer, and have a sense of balance and groundedness as we go about our daily lives.
Mindfulness Full Day of Practice:
Saturday 14th November: 12pm GMT – 6pm GMT. This day spent in guided practice enables those who have participated on the 7-week Mindfulness Stress Reduction Course to embed and embody their practice more deeply. It is open all who have some experience of meditation. £30
Some feedback from participants on a previous Zoom Mindfulness course:
‘I had no idea how I would get on with Zoom or whether I could stay connected (in my head/heart) I actually felt I was there in person. You are really skilful with this Zoom’
‘I found myself totally absorbed into the teachings in the same way as if I had been there.’
Course fee: Normally
£225, now at a special on-line reduced cost of £145 for 7-week course. This includes all the supporting materials: sound files (or CDs) and notes to support home and on-going practice.
Please note: for those on low-income and cannot afford the full fee I have for many years been offering a pay-what-you-can afford rate decided by participants themselves. This allows the course to be available to all. Contact Sue for details.
A short breathing exercise for all to use: ‘ Coming Home To The Breath’. Download
‘I can’t thank you both enough for these wonderful sessions. The beginning of the year was really quite grim for me, as you know … and I was sent on a 12 week CBT course with a counsellor. I tried so hard, but it felt like 12hrs of theory, although it uses many of the same principles (how thoughts drive feelings drive behaviours). It was so dry, and this combination of gentle qi gong, the group mindfulness has so much more meaning and effect.’
“I look forward to my mindfulness sessions. My temper, my patience levels, my sleep and my general well being improved very quickly.”
Email to register and for Zoom log-in details
‘The course was transformational for me. It came at a time when anxiety and depression had led to me being unemployed for a period. I was stuck. I wanted to go on the course but there was no way I could afford it. Your generosity touched me deeply and I was so grateful to have the opportunity. I now meditate daily and am much more calm and grounded and at peace. Since being on the course things have improved.’ Lucy T.
Mindfulness is knowing what is happening when it is happening. Which sounds easy, yet delve deeper and the truth is that most of us are worrying about the future, ruminating over the past and very rarely able to be present with what is happening now. So life can pass us by.
Just writing to thank you for being an ace meditation teacher. I’ve just had a MRI scan and I could cope with it because I breathed and counted my breaths. Also training in welcoming the distractions/sensations helped enormously.
Participating on the Mindfulness Based Living Course taps into our capacity to be in life as opposed to ‘doing’ life. It enables us to lessen the noise in our heads, to breathe easier, sleep better and remain calmer in challenging situations. It is method to enable us to come home to ourselves in a way that brings joy and fulfilment into our everyday lives. Or as Lisa Smith who assists on the courses wrote: ” I’m amazed at how such a simple practice can have such a massive influence on my life and those around me.”
Another participant wrote:
I look forward to my mindfulness sessions. They make me feel so positive about life. At first, I wasn’t sure whether I could spare thirty minutes one morning a week, let alone find time for daily practise. I realised very quickly that the time invested was really going to pay off. My temper, my patience levels, my sleep and my general well being improved very quickly. I can’t believe what a difference the straightforward techniques that you have taught me have made. They help me cope with the really busy times and help me manage my stress levels so much better.
I used to routinely have about a dozen things going on in my head at any one time. Now, I still have about a dozen things going on at any one time, but they aren’t all clambering for my attention at once. I have learnt how to focus on just one thing at a time. I am so much calmer as a result.
More from others’ experiences of bringing mindfulness into their daily lives can be found here.