8 week Mindfulness Based Living Course
Beginning with short mindful practices and exercises we learn the foundations of mindfulness, building our practice and understanding weekly to include mindfulness support, self awareness, kindness to ourselves and others, and openness to our human experience. We learn about the habits and patterns of thinking within our minds and how to be with difficult emotions.
We can all read about the benefits of being mindful but it is only by doing that we truly learn and this course is beautifully structured, to learn by your own, and others, experience.
These are just some of the benefits I have experienced through learning mindfulness and developing a regular practice.
- I am much calmer and less reactive to the ups and downs of life
- I am able to appreciate life so much more and be more present for my family
- I am aware of my habitual patterns and am able to respond to situations in a more considered and kind way
- I have learnt to be kinder to myself and kinder to others
There is plenty of research to support why mindfulness is good for your mental health and wellbeing. Here are some useful links: https://www.themindfulnessinitiative.org/research-overview
Mindfulness has truly transformed my life from a ‘human doing’; someone who was always busy, thinking about the future and ‘what’s next?’, to appreciating the now, being truly grateful for whatever I experience in my life and actually sometimes able to be a ‘human being’! I can’t imagine my life without mindfulness now!
The course includes:
8 x (approx) 2 hour classes
A day retreat between weeks 6-7
A follow up session approx 1 month after the course
The weekly themes are:
Introductory Session – What is Mindfulness and Why Practice It?
Week 1 – Start Where We Are
Week 2 – The Body as a Place to Stay Present
Week 3 – Introducing Mindfulness Support
Week 4 – Working with Distraction
Week 5 – Exploring the Undercurrent
Week 6 – Attitude of the Observer • Day of Practice
Week 7 – Self-acceptance
Week 8 – A Mindfulness Based Life
Follow Up – The Rest of Your Life
These courses are mostly held on Zoom meaning they can be far reaching across the globe and more inclusive for everyone. The group sessions work really well online and we are able to create a space where we all feel safe and held.
I always run a free taster session before each course. If you are curious, wonder if mindfulness is right for you at this time or just want to check if I am the right person to teach you I would love you to join me. There is no pressure at all to book on the 8-week course afterwards.