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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Croydon
Tue 9 May 2017, 19:00 – 21:30 BST
We all know the importance of looking after our physical fitness but how often do we consider our mental fitness and wellbeing?
Mindfulness is about training your attention to be present for all moments of your life: the good, the bad and the ugly. This helps us to appreciate the simple things that may otherwise pass by unnoticed and it helps us to navigate our way through change and uncertainty with poise.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8-week programme that has a vast amount of evidence-based research showing that participants:
Handle stress and uncertainty more effectively
Are better able to manage low thoughts, emotions and moods.
Feel more engaged and enthusiastic
Have a greater capacity for relaxation
If you would like any (or all!) of the above, join us for this life-changing eight-week programme.
The course runs on these Tuesdays: 9, 16, 23 & 30 May, and 6, 13, 20 & 27 June from 7 – 9:30pm. There is an optional all-day session on Saturday 17 June. Please note that you must be able to attend the first session.
A guidebook and audio recordings are provided to support you with the course homework, which includes 30 minutes of daily meditation practice.
Spaces are limited to 12 participants.
The standard course fee is £240. Please pay this if you can. I am offering an Early Bird rate of £210 if you register by 31 March.
I am also offering a few places for £140 If you feel you cannot pay either the standard or the Early Bird rate.
There is also an option to pay a Sponsor/ Benefactor rate of £300, if you feel able to support someone else to attend.
You can select your option by clicking the "Tickets" button.
If you have any questions before you sign up, just send me a message via Eventbrite or email email@example.com.
What is mindfulness?
It's quite tricky to write about what mindfulness is; the easiest way to know is to experience it. Mindfulness invites us to wake up and experience our life without judging it. This doesn’t mean that you stop having judgemental thoughts. Rather, you begin to question whether those judgements are indeed facts. It offers a way of responding to life, so that rather than being constantly pushed and pulled by it, we can find ways of meeting our experience with more balance and ease.
I’ve never meditated before, is that OK?
Absolutely! This programme is suitable for you if:
You’re curious about mindfulness but have never tried it.
You would like to deepen your existing meditative practice.
You have previously completed an MBSR/MBCT course and would like to “top up” your mindfulness toolkit.
How do I meditate? What do I bring? What do I wear?
Full guidance on how to meditate will be given in each class. Chairs are provided, please bring any other equipment, e.g. cushions or a meditation bench that you may require to be comfortable.
Please bring a yoga mat or thick blanket to lie on each week, along with any cushions you need to support your head and/or knees when lying on your back on the floor.
There is no need to wear anything specific, just come as you are.
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancellations received less than two weeks before the course start date are liable to a 50% cancellation fee. No refunds will be made once the course has begun.
What are my transport options for getting to and from the event?
The Imperial Conference Centre is a 5 minute walk from East Croydon station, which has direct connections to London Bridge, Victoria, Brighton and many other stations.
If you are driving, the Ruskin Square car park is directly opposite the venue. (It costs £6 for 4 hours.)
I have more questions, who can I contact?
You can contact Farah (the mindfulness teacher facilitating this course) via Eventbrite or firstname.lastname@example.org.