FOLLOW UP SESSIONS OF MINDFULNESS PRACTICE
I am running Follow Up Mindfulness Sessions
for people who have completed an 8 week course or who are interested
in finding out more about Mindfulness. These sessions are an excellent
way of supporting your Mindfulness Practice, meeting others and
exploring Mindfulness themes. There will be periods of Mindfulness
practice, with a break for refreshment part way through the session.
The venue is the Friends Meeting House,
6, Victoria Drive, Bognor Regis West Susses PO21 2RJ
The dates are;
Saturday 14th March 2020
Saturday May 16th 2020
Saturday July 18th 2020
Saturday September 12th 2020
Saturday November 14th 2020
The sessions run for 2 hours from 10.00am
until 12.00pm and the cost is £5.
If you are interested in coming along please
let me know by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling
me on 07837905369.
gives some information about the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
(MBCT) Course and how it can be helpful for depression, anxiety and
MBCT can be helpful
find that worrying about the future or ruminating over past events can
leave them feeling more anxious, stressed or low. Often this worry and
rumination can feel very difficult to control, and may continue despite
our best intentions to try to stop it.
help us learn ways to reduce the impact of worry and rumination, which
can improve our mental well-being. MBCT can help by strengthening our
notice when we are caught up in unhelpful thoughts;
let these thoughts go and bring our attention back to the present moment;
relate to ourselves and our experience with greater gentleness and kindness.
it may well be that this final point is the most crucial element of
MBCT, because if we can learn ways to be kinder to ourselves, it's likely
that we'll criticize ourselves less and will feel happier as a result.
of the research evidence-base, there is strong evidence that MBCT can
help to protect people against depression returning if they have suffered
from three or more episodes of depression in the past. And there is
growing evidence that MBCT can help with a range of other conditions,
including stress, anxiety and physical pain.
does MBCT involve?
a range of meditation practices and cognitive therapy techniques. It
is important to realise that the approach is not about learning simple
relaxation or becoming detached from painful experiences. It is being
able to cultivate a gentle and compassionate curiosity to our moment-to-moment
experiences. It is also about accepting things as they currently are
and in this way increasing our level of choice. The approach works through
practice, and benefits are usually felt by those who are able to commit
to the daily practice of between 30 and 50 minutes at home.
like to read more about Mindfulness to help you decide whether you'd
like to join the Course the following books are helpful:
the 8 week programme on a one-to-one basis. This costs £250 for 8 x
1.5 hour sessions including CDs of meditations for home practice and
offer the 8 week Mindfulness course for couples at a total cost of £350
for 8 x 1.5 hours including CDs and handouts.
run small MBCT groups of up to 6 people in both the Bognor Regis and
Chichester area. This costs £150 per individual for 8 x 2 hour sessions
plus a half day retreat. The cost also includes all CDs and handouts.
telephone or email me if you are interested in taking part.
by the Guidelines of the UK Network Of Mindfulness Based Teachers
email me or phone on 07837
905369 (mobile) or 01243 543658 if you would like to arrange
an appointment or find out more information.