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INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS - 4 WEEK COURSE

STARTS MONDAY 2ND MARCH 2020, 6.30 - 8.15PM

HOLY SAVIOUR'S CHURCH HALL, TYNEMOUTH

In this introductory mindfulness course you will explore how to maintain and enhance well-being through mindfulness practice. Suitable for beginners and experienced. More details below.

£85 | £65 concessions

 

The course will be led by Michael Atkinson, Director of School of Mindfulness.

EXPLORING LIFE STORIES THROUGH MINDFULNESS

SATURDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2019, 1.00 - 4.00PM

AT NEWCASTLE MEDITATION CENTRE

Do we ever get to tell our life stories? When was the last time you told your life story to someone? Sometimes, even the people closest to us don’t really know our histories, and may rarely enquire into them. 

 

In this workshop we will use mindfulness meditation and appreciative enquiry to help us to share our life stories in caring and compassionate ways within a trusting and safe environment. There will be opportunity for individual reflection, paired work, and group discussion aided by regular meditation practices throughout the session. 

The workshop will be led by Michael Atkinson, Director of School of Mindfulness.

MINDFULNESS-BASED COGNITIVE THERAPY 

8 WEEK COURSE

MBCT combines meditation practice with modern cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)  techniques, in an 8-week ‘class’ format together with daily home-practices. MBCT is recommended by the UK’s National Institute of Clinical Excellence and is as effective as antidepressants for preventing recurrent bouts of depression. Research has also shown MBCT is also effective in helping people with a range of physical and emotional problems e.g. chronic fatigue, pain, stress, anxiety and panic.

The course is led by Dr Lucy Harrison.

INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS

4 WEEK COURSE DETAILS

In this course you will explore how to maintain and enhance positive mental health through mindfulness practice. Suitable for beginners and experienced.

 

Key Themes:

  • What is mindfulness?

  • Working with the critical mind

  • Enhancing well-being through kindness and compassion

  • Working with challenging emotions

  • Nurturing a postive outlook

  • Cultivating resilience

  • Integrating mindfulness into everyday life

In each session we will introduce you to a range of mindfulness techniques that you can practice in your daily life. You will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions, share and discuss your experiences, as well as explore the key teachings that underpin the mindfulness practices. Please note that this is a secular course, although some teachings from a variety of traditions will be included.

In week 1 we will explore the nature of thoughts and how we can skilfully work with them through mindfulness meditation to bring clarity and equanimity to the mind.

In week 2 we will explore the teachings and techniques that can help us to cultivate greater openness, kindness and compassion towards ourselves and others. 

In week 3 we will explore the how mindfulness can help us to alleviate stress and anxiety, and cultivate enhanced well-being and resilience.

In week 4 we will look at how to effectively integrate mindfulness into our everyday lives, and how to establish a regular routine of mindfulness practice.

All participants will receive a course booklet which will include practice and reflection exercises to do at home each week, and will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion.

What participants have said about the course:

'The course has planted the seeds for a more mindful, kind and compassionate future'

'A great introduction into the practice of mindfulness'

'I've gained the ability to focus on the present'

'I noticed a steady improvement in my practice and general well-being in my daily life'

'I found that I have greater clarity, grown stronger and more able'

 

Please book via our 'Book Online' page.