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Mindfulness For Living Well – 8 Week Course

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mindfulness can be defined as awareness and acceptance of the present moment. All of our thoughts and experiences arise in the present moment. Each part of our day can be an opportunity to build stress or bring joy. Mindfulness gives us the ability to choose.

Recent studies have shown the seemingly endless positive ways mindfulness impacts our lives—less worry, better health, improved focus, and more fulfilling relationships, to name a few. And recent breakthroughs in neuroscience have proven that regular mindfulness practice actually changes the brain, making it possible to let go of old negative patterns. Even five minutes a day can make a difference.

What does the course involve?

The course covers training in mindfulness meditation practice and body movement and awareness training. We explore thinking, behaviour, feelings and emotions and investigate how we might understand this process to create a platform for change if needed. We explore how the direction of our attention can affect our mental health and well-being.

Over the course we develop the skill of paying attention enabling us to become more attentive to our experiences (good and bad, pleasant and unpleasant) from moment to moment – so that we can learn to respond more skilfully to situations rather than simply reacting automatically.

The course takes the form of eight weekly two-hour sessions, with a half-day Sunday session held on Sunday 29th October. A manual and Guided Meditation CD’s accompany the course, so that participants can practice at home daily, throughout the course. The home practice is an integral part of the training, so it is advised that if you feel you are unable to commit to a daily practice then this might not be the right time for you to attend the course. Each week you will be guided through a practice and investigate a theme. There will be an opportunity in each session to talk about the experiences of your home practice and any obstacles that inevitably arise.

Course dates: Wednesday’s 13th Sep, 20th Sep, 27th Sep, 4th October, 11th Oct, 18th Oct, Thursday 26th October (Thursday evening due to training on the Wednesday) Wednesday 1st November.

If you would like to attend the course please get in contact directly at nicky@mindfulguernsey.com

Course Price

The course cost is £250

This includes 21 hours of teaching, reading material, and Guided Meditation practices.

What previous participants have said about the course.

“Thank you so very much for an inspiring, moving, emotional and thought provoking morning. Your commitment to the group and your clarity of delivery cut through all the busyness in my head and straight to my heart.  Words cannot describe what I felt and how much more connected I felt to the present, but just to say that the contrast in my awareness since I started the course was very noticeable on Sunday. A long way still to go, but I am content to be a “work in progress”. Julie

”This course has been one of the most inspirational things I’ve ever done. I had started developing an interest in mindfulness and the health benefits that it has and went on the course to learn more about it and how to go about making it apart of my daily life. Although I am very much at the beginning of my mindfulness journey, I have already started noticing the benefits from practicing some of the simple techniques we learnt and being more aware of my thoughts and emotions. The course is about so much more than meditating, although there is lots of support with your practice. We learnt how to deal with stress, difficulty and how we often try and mask our feelings instead of facing them. Everything we learnt was so eye opening and made total sense… once I got my head around it!
You couldn’t ask for better teachers than the wonderful Nicky and Raj. You can really tell how passionate they are and how much they genuinely want to help others. They are a true inspiration and I have no doubt that everybody would benefit from going on this course.” Louise

Details

Date:
September 13
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Organizer

MIndful Guernsey

Venue

La Grand Courtil,
La Route des Cornus,
St Martin, Guernsey GY4 6PJ United Kingdom
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