What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a way of reconnecting to the present moment through awareness of what is happening here and now. When we relate to our experience in this way, we are able to see things more clearly as they are and accept ourselves just as we are from moment to moment.
In contrast, we’ve all probably encountered moments of “mindlessness” – a loss of awareness resulting in forgetfulness, separation from self, and a sense of living mechanically. Restoring a balanced sense of health and well being within yourself requires increased awareness of yourself including body and mind, heart and soul. This course is intended to ignite this inner capacity and infuse your life with awareness.

Reawakening what we already are…

Fortunately, mindfulness is not something that we have to “get” or acquire. It is already within us; a deep internal resource available and patiently waiting to be released and used in the service of learning, growing and healing.




People participate on this course for many reasons including:

• Stress from various causes
• Illnesses including cancer
• Anxiety and depression
• Sleep disturbances or fatigue
• A general feeling of life being out of control or just not feeling quite right
• Wanting to connect with our innate inner sense of peace and calm

What to expect

Research has shown that this course provides:

• An ability to cope more effectively with short and long term stressful situations
• An increased ability to relax and feel calm
• Lasting decreases in a range of physical and psychological symptoms including stress, anxiety, depression and fatigue
• Reductions in pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope with chronic pain

What does the course include?

The course consists of eight weeks of
2 hour 30 minute sessions online, via zoom.

Much of the learning is through direct experience. The course is participatory and practical and includes:

• Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
• Guided gentle awareness through movement practices
• Exploration of the practices and their application to daily life
• Group dialogue
• Daily home practice
• Handouts and audio downloads to support home practice

Prerequisites

Anyone over the age of 18 can join this course. Prior to confirming you place on the course you will need to have a short assessment with Jane to ensure your suitability.  You will need to be able to commit to attending all 8 sessions when you sign up. 

Instructor

Jane Sethi has 20 years experience in the practice of mindfulness meditation. She trained to teach the 8 Week Mindfulness Course at The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University including a further speciality training in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer. Jane is also qualified in Feldenkrais, a gentle awareness through movement practice, aspects of which will be incorporated in the course.

This course is both challenging and life-affirming. The facilitator is especially trained to create a safe, supportive and deeply engaging learning environment.

Registration 

To make initial enquiry, please email [email protected] or phone 0300 012 0112

Location

This course will take place live online on Zoom (a video-conferencing platform). If you are accessing this online classes from a smart phone or device, you may need to download the Zoom app before you start. 

Cost
There is a suggested donation of £150 including all tuition and course materials. No one is turned away on financial grounds and you are invited to give whatever you can manage. 

Dates
The course will be delivered live online via Zoom (video-conferencing platform) on the following dates:

Orientation session

Thursday 15th October 10-12.30 ; a chance to find out more about the course and to meet the facilitator

Course Dates

Thursday 22nd October 10-12.30

Thursday 29th October 10-12.30

Thursday 5th November 10-12.30

Thursday 12th November 10-12.30

Thursday 19th November 10-12.30

Thursday 26th November  10-12.30

Thursday 3rd December 10-12.30

Thursday 10th December 10-12.30