Mindfulness for Health and Wellbeing Course
Mindfulness courses are held in Sandbach Town Hall, Sandbach, Cheshire.
Mind body awareness offers secular 8-week mindfulness courses to help you to learn new skills to manage life’s ups and downs and access greater calm. On the course you’ll explore mindfulness and kindness-based techniques within a friendly and supportive group setting. You’ll be encouraged to bring mindfulness into your daily life, allowing you to learn to respond to your experiences, rather than reacting automatically. This can help you to feel more in control of the choices you make and enable you to rediscover a sense of contentment, balance and ease.
Positive benefits can include:
- greater energy and enthusiasm for life
- increased self-confidence
- improved sleep patterns
- new ways to manage the chattering mind
- an increased ability to cope more effectively with stress
- greater compassion for ourselves and others
- new ways to manage difficult relationships
- greater focus and calm
Venue: Sandbach Town Hall, High Street, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1AX
Parking: There are lots of parking spaces behind the hall
Course dates (Tuesdays): May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3
Time: 7.15-9.15 pm (Please arrive a few minutes before we start, thanks)
Please note: there are 5 steps to access the Venue in Sandbach Town Hall. The access door is located at front of the building on the left side.
Mindfulness Practice Day: SUNDAY 3 JUNE, Whitegate Recreation Rooms, Dalefords Lane, Whitegate, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 2BL from 1.30-4.30pm.
This session involves guided mindfulness practice, a period of silence during the tea break and time for discussion and reflection at the end. Water, tea, coffee, biscuits and grapes are provided. There is no charge to course participants.
Cost: £95 (Paid in advance)
This is a special reduced price as it is part of my ongoing professional development. The cost includes the mindfulness practice day, course handouts and access to guided mindfulness practices.
How do I book?
Please complete the booking form below and return with your payment by on-line banking to confirm your place. If on-line banking is not possible, please get in touch and we can arrange payment by cheque.
PAYMENT DATES: Please make your payment by Sunday 29 April 2018. Thanks so much.
Sort code: 11-05-70 (Halifax)
Reference: your name
This mindfulness course is based on the Breathworks programmes and is an experiential and progressive course integrating mindfulness and kindness-based practices. This course includes home practice, taking about 10-20 mins per day for 6 days each week.
What happens in the course?
Each week of the course there is a different theme. We look at how we tend to react automatically to situations and learn to recognise how our thoughts and internal chatter can influence our health and wellbeing. We explore how it is possible to take a new perspective when we bring patience, non-judgment and openness to our experiences, allowing us to have more choice in how we respond. Throughout the course we explore how we can bring mindful awareness into our lives from time to time, by slowing down, appreciating the good things and accepting the things that we can’t change. We also learn to broaden our perspective to acknowledge that others in the world also have troubles and worries.
We learn to tune into life moment by moment through guided mindfulness practice focusing on the sensations of the body and breath. During the course we explore mindfulness and kindness-based practices while lying down, sitting, walking, standing and moving. You’ll be encouraged to take care of your body and only do what feels comfortable for you. All activities can be done while sitting in a chair, if you prefer.
During mindfulness practice, you’ll be invited to notice thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations, with a sense of kindliness and self-nurture, letting go of any tendencies to be judgmental, analytical or self-critical. By learning to focus our awareness on our sensory experiences, we can switch our mind and body from stress reactivity to relaxation mode, helping to restore a sense of balance and wellbeing in our life.
In each session there is an opportunity to reflect on what you have noticed either in pairs or with the group as a whole. Group work is friendly, supportive and confidential. Participants will not be asked to discuss or disclose personal information. There is no religious or spiritual content.
Who is the course suitable for?
Mindfulness can help people experiencing work and life stress, lack of energy, low self-esteem and insomnia, as well as people who are facing difficult relationships or feel ‘stuck in a rut’. The course can also be beneficial for people who just want some time and space for themselves or to support their health and wellbeing. People over age 18 are welcome. If noticing your thoughts and feelings may be very difficult for you, it may be better to wait before starting the course.
If you are unsure whether this course is right for you, please feel free to call Wendy on 01606 556206 or 07795 243346 before making your application.
What do I need?
Please wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, pillow or cushion and warm blanket. If you might get a little uncomfortable lying on the floor, please bring a duvet or an extra yoga mat to lie on as well.