San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This is an 8 Week Mindfulness course teaching mindfulness and meditation techniques to help you cope with the stresses of modern day life and to help you lead a happier, balanced life and live in the present moment.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a practice. It is a way of being. Mindfulness is not a religion, doesn’t take a lot of time and can be practised anywhere, sitting on a bus, walking to work, at your desk, cooking at home or even socialising with friends.
Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to your thoughts, emotions and body sensations in the present moment non-judgementally and with compassion. When we do this it allows us to create some space in the mind to respond skilfully rather than habitually. This can lead to us making wiser decisions. Mindfulness is a way of being that can help us to build up emotional intelligence skills such as resilience, focus, patience and compassion for ourself and others.
Practicing Mindfulness in daily life can help us to accept and cope with the day to day pressures of life or when we are faced with difficult situations. Mindfulness can also help us to stop dwelling in the past or worrying about the future as we begin to learn to live in the present moment and experience the wonder and joy in life’s little everyday moments as well as opening ourselves up to the beauty and joy of our wider world and all that life has to offer us.
This course provides a gradual introduction to mindfulness meditation and stress reduction techniques over eight weekly classes. Each class includes guided meditations, group discussions and practical exercises led by an accreditaed Mindfulness teacher. The sessions are relaxed as well as relaxing! Group of 10-15 participants. You can expect to have fun, meet like minded people and learn simple effective techniques that you can begin to apply straight away to your day to day life.
Mindfulness practice can help:
Improve relaxation and calmness
- Improve clarity, focus and attention
Reducing stress, worry, anxiety and depression
- Reduce pain/illness
Improve emotional control, resourcefulness and resilience
Improved self-confidence and creativity
Improve sleep quality
- Improve relationship with self/others
- Bolster the immune system
This course is suitable for beginners, as well as those wishing to refresh their mindfulness practice.
This course teaches a valuable life skill, and we greatly encourage you to commit to Home Practice to get the best out of the course. All course materials are provided as well as an app for pracising guided meditations at home. We allow partcipants to miss one or at the most two weeks but regret that if more than two classes are missed you may not be able to finish the course.
This course will be taught over eight weekly classes from:
Tuesday 5th September to Tuesday 1st Nov. (1 week half term break w/c 17/10)
9.30am - 11.30am
The facilitator for this course is Nicola Forshaw.
Nicola is an accredited Mindfulness teacher with Breathworks as well as MiSP (Mindfulness in Schools Project) and has taught Mindfulness to businesses, schools and individuals across Liverpool. Nicola meets the criteria of The Good Practice Guidelines of the UK Network of Mindfulness teachers http://www.mindfulnessteachersuk.org.uk/
This course consistently receives "Excellent" feedback from participants.
“For me the course has been life changing, I now sleep better, appreciate life more and have better relationships at home & at work. Mindfulness is a great way of living & being. I highly recommend Nicola and the course”
- Sara Swallow, 32, Crosby. Participant on our Nov 2015’ 8 Week Mindfulness course
We require 4 weeks notice to cancel and will offer a refund less £30 administraion fee.
Please feel free to book/contact Nicola directly firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to meeting you and sharing this wonderful practice with you!
When & Where
The sessions will be led by Nicola Forshaw, an accredited Breathworks Mindfulness trainer, accredited Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) trainer for children aged 11-18, and owner of Mindfit.
Nicola is passionate about improving mental health and wellbeing and priveliged to be able to share this wonderful practice with others wishing to find peace and happiness.