Mindfulness Training helps us to find calm in turbulent times. With practice, it gives us the skills to let go of the thoughts and tensions which cause stress and anxiety. We soon discover we have are able to access our own innate wisdom, live joyfully and make positive decisions even under difficult situations.
A short breathing exercise for all to try: ‘ Coming Home To The Breath’. Download
“I look forward to my mindfulness sessions. My temper, my patience levels, my sleep and my general well being improved very quickly.”
Monday Evening 8-Week Course
FREE Taster session: Monday 16th September, 7pm
Course starts on Monday 23rd September: 7pm-9pm .
8-week plus one full day of practice on Saturday 2nd November 10 am – 4pm
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Tuesday Morning 8-Week Course
Next daytime course on Tuesday morning 10am – 12pm. Dates to be scheduled.
8-weeks 10am – 12pm on Tuesdays plus one full day of practice on a Saturday
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For the mindfulness training course spanning 2 weekends in May and June follow this link.
Fee: £225 includes all the supporting materials: sound files (or CDs) and notes: and for those who may be financially stretched and cannot afford the full fee I have for many years been offering a pay-what-you-can afford rate decided by the participant. This allows the opportunity to participate and learn these precious skills to be open to all. Contact Sue for 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.