An evening workshop that will introduce you to mindfulness, and help you to master your thoughts and feelings, rather than be controlled by them
Being more aware of your thoughts, feelings and surroundings can improve your mental wellbeing. If you want to learn how to live well by paying more attention, come along to this evening class with Ed Halliwell, one of the UK’s leading mindfulness instructors and writers.
This introductory class includes an overview of what mindfulness is, plus guided meditation sessions and group inquiry. Over the course of the evening, you’ll also learn about the science and evidence base for mindfulness. Plus, you’ll receive advice on ways you can continue your practice after the class, enabling you to master your thoughts and feelings, rather than be controlled by them.
What is mindfulness and how can it be beneficial?
How is this ancient practice relevant to our modern lives?
Key meditations practices - such as mindful breathing, mindfulness of the body and mindfulness of the senses
Information on the evidence base for mindfulness
The current science of mindful attention and neuroplasticity
How mindfulness can help in terms of managing challenges, developing resilience and working with others
Practical sessions - guided meditations and group inquiry into the experience of mindfulness
Further resources - advice on websites, books and other materials that can help you to develop your practice after the class
What the class requires of participants
The class includes opportunities - though no obligation - to share experiences in a group setting
Meditation practices during the class are mostly carried out while sitting on a chair, however some practices may invite participants to stand, lie down or carry out movements
The movement practices are very gentle - and not compulsory. Participants are encouraged to work with any physical limitations
Mindfulness training gently encourages people to move towards experiences, including difficulties, in order to work with them more skilfully, and this can be challenging as well as rewarding. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the session if you have any concerns about this
Ed Halliwell is a mindfulness teacher and writer. He’s the author of Mindfulness: How to live well by paying attention and co-author of The Mindful Manifesto. Ed is an advisor to and former co-director of The Mindfulness Initiative, which is supporting the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mindfulness to develop mindfulness-based policies for the UK. His next book, Into The Heart of Mindfulness, will be published in June. He tweets @EdHalliwell.
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