8 Week Mindfulness Course
Course starts on Tuesday the 21st of October 18:30 to 20:30
The Barn, Martyn Lodge, Kingston Lane , Uxbridge UB8 3PN
Mindfulness means paying attention to the present moment non-judgmentally and on purpose. It also involves learning to be gentler and kinder to yourself. Through learning mindfulness we start to simply notice and appreciate the moments that we don’t usually notice and become more aware of our thoughts and feelings.
Mindfulness is a skill that we can learn through guided practices. When we learn any new skill it takes a lot of practice to begin with but with practice we can really start to feel the benefits. There is research evidence that shows that learning mindfulness in an eight week course can improve wellbeing and help us to manage stress better.
Do you ever have times when your mind is racing? Perhaps worrying about the future (“What if…”) or regretting situations from the past (“if only I had done that differently….” or “I should have…, I shouldn’t have….”). While it’s absolutely normal for us to plan for the future and learn from our experiences in the past, we can sometimes spend too much time worrying about the future or brooding about the past. This can lead to problems with stress and sometimes lead to anxiety or low mood.
Constantly chewing things over in your mind can also interfere with thinking clearly and impact on you getting on with the things you want to be doing. By learning mindfulness through guided meditation practices you can learn to live more in the present moment, in the here and now.
People who have completed an eight week mindfulness course often report that their lives feel much richer and more satisfying, as they start to notice the small things that previously they perhaps just didn’t notice or took for granted. For example do you ever find that you have finished all the food on your plate and you barely remember tasting it? Or you get to the end of reading a page and you can’t remember what you just read? These are just some examples of when our minds wander of and miss the essence of the present moment right now. Imagine learning to be in that moment and really tasting all the flavours of the food, or really taking in all that you are reading. Mindfulness can help you to be in the here and now and to appreciate moments which can have lasting benefits to your wellbeing.
We so often miss much of our day because we are caught up in our heads and it can be very liberating to learn that we don’t have to continue to live in this way. After completing an eight week mindfulness course people often notice that they find they have learnt to be kinder to themselves for example doing more nourishing activities to look after themselves and those close to them. By learning mindfulness you can learn to notice when your mind is going down an unhelpful thinking route and learn how to focus your attention on more nourishing and fulfilling aspects of life
If you are interested in participating in a mindfulness course or would like more information then please contact Mindful Living at contact us page.