Mindfulness for Health and Wellbeing
During the mindfulness sessions, you’ll be supported with guided mindfulness practice, where you learn to become aware of sensations of the breath and body while sitting, lying down and in mindful movement. You’ll be encouraged to become aware of your thoughts, feelings, emotions and bodily sensations with a sense of self-nurture, letting go of critical self-talk and bringing a sense of warmth and patience to your experiences. By learning to focus in this way, we can become more aware of our reactive patterns in everyday life. We can learn to pause, breathe and respond differently to life’s ups and downs, helping us to feel more in control of our decisions and restoring a sense of ease and balance in our life.
Pay-as-you-go: individual sessions and initial consultation: £75
Pay for a block of 4 sessions: taken over a 2 month period: £280
All sessions to be paid for by on-line banking before the session starts.
What happens in a mindfulness session?
All sessions last for 75 minutes. At your first appointment I will take your personal details and ask you to complete a questionnaire regarding your current state of health and wellbeing. I’ll explore what you hope to gain from the sessions, provide some background information and answer any queries. All sessions are completely confidential. Any records taken will be seen only by myself, Wendy Broad and will be kept according to data protection legislation.
Mindfulness in practice
Mindfulness involves tuning into our full experience from one moment to the next in a very patient and gentle way. Through mindfulness practice and mindfulness in daily life, we learn to notice whatever arises in our experience with a sense of openness and self-care.
If you choose to take a course of mindfulness sessions, you’ll explore bringing mindful awareness into daily life. In time, this enables us to take a new perspective on life’s ups and downs, allowing us to shift from reacting automatically to situations to responding with choice and awareness. This can have great health benefits and can help to reframe stressful situations and personal challenges, bringing a greater sense of calmness, ease and clarity into our life.
All mindfulness courses include daily mindfulness practice. Making the choice to engage in daily mindfulness practice is actively encouraged, although it is entirely up to you whether you do this or not. Research has shown that practising mindfulness on a daily basis leads to changes in the brain which are linked to stress reduction and improved health and wellbeing.
Who are mindfulness sessions suitable for?
Mindfulness is suitable for adults with all levels of physical fitness and of all ages. As you’ll be noticing thoughts, sensations and feelings, it is better to wait if you are currently experiencing acute mental health conditions, serious physical or emotional trauma or stressful life events.
Please note: Mindfulness is not an alternative to medication or therapy and is not psychotherapy or counselling.