Mindfulness - an introduction

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Duration: One day

Price: £90

Run by: Assington Mill

Contact: Anne Holden

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About the Course

Every Day Mindfulness – an introduction to mindfulness and basic mindfulness techniques for your daily life.

This course will give you an informal introduction to mindfulness, what it is and what it is not, why everyone is talking about it and how you can use it.

In our busy lives, there are many demands on us. When we do stop, and sit down, our heads are still busy. Using television or other screens simply distract rather than relax us. Practicing mindfulness enables us to slow down our helter-skelter rush through life. Mindfulness provides us with still moments and helps to maintain our emotional wellbeing. These calm and restful moments are energising, nourishing and refreshing. The mindfulness techniques you will learn will help you to stop your chattering thoughts, approach and use stress positively and respond thoughtfully to events rather than react to them.

Have you ever wondered what "mindfulness", a requently-used term, really means? This one day course is designed as a one off introductory session. You will discover how mindfulness works and why it is useful. You will learn simple mindfulness tips and techniques and explore how you can easily build them into your daily routine.

The day will include

How we react to stress and learning to manage stress
Becoming aware of the present moment
Getting in touch with our senses and the world around us
Remembering, and not stressing about, where you put your keys, phone, or parked your car…….
Reducing head chatter and anxious thoughts
Tips on eating mindfully
Exploring the mind body connection
Strategies for sleeping well
Skilful listening and responding
Mindful meditation

The day will include a short mindful walk, during which you will learn about and experience the many aspects of mindfulness.

This course has a secular base; it is suitable for anyone, from any faith or none, and from any background and occupation, wishing to learn about and experience mindfulness.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. The voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Home-made lunch, biscuits & cakes, tea & coffee

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 17th March 2018

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