Mindfulness has been shown to be beneficial in a wide range of difficulties, ranging from physical pain to recurrent depression. It can improve the quality of our lives as a whole, irrespective of our reasons for wanting to do it.
Although, it is not specifically a relaxation technique, a sense of calm and equanimity is often experienced and is an added bonus. Every one of us can derive great benefits from regular Mindfulness practice. It is not a miracle cure but over time, it can greatly improve our overall sense of wellbeing, on physical, emotional and psychological levels.
Mindfulness helps people to see their situation, thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental way so they can stop themselves from reacting impulsively. It gives them time and space to consider a new way of acting, to break a negative cycle of thinking and doing, and to feel more in control of their actions.
This course is ideal for anyone wanting to live life more fully and has been found very beneficial to those living with chronic illness, stress, anxiety or depression and anyone working within a healthcare or support environment.
The programme consists of 8 modules each lasting 2.5 hours with home practice six days out of seven of between 40 - 60 minutes.
It is based on the practice of Mindfulness – moment by moment non-judgemental awareness - which we explore progressively over the course. This enables us to gradually build up a rich awareness of ourselves, as well as our relationships to others, leading to a more creative life even when experiencing long term pain or illness, fatigue or stress.