This 8-week mindfulness course, led by Jane Brendgen, runs on the following dates:
Thursday February 16th from 18:00 – 20:30; 23rd February, March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th and April 12th from 18:30 – 20:30. An optional full day of practice will be held on the 25th March from 10:30 – 16:30.
The MBSR course is a secular experiential-based learning course, where the focus is on intensive training in mindfulness. The core theme of the programme is stress reduction and the learning principles and processes support a deepening of our understanding of ourselves and the nature of the human mind.
The course consists of eight sessions, usually delivered over a period of 8 -10 weeks with an optional full day devoted to practicing the techniques introduced in the programme. Each class is divided into formal mindfulness practices, theoretical elements, group discussions and inquiry into the experiences of the practices.
The number of participants usually ranges between 12 – 20.
The extensive scientific research into mindfulness consistently reveals its effectiveness in enhancing health and well-being. Some of these physical, psychological and social benefits include: a stronger immune system so that we're able to fight off illness more effectively; a reduction in stress, anxiety, depression and an increase in positive emotions, resilience and a sense of well-being; an increased capacity for attention, learning, memory, creativity, focus and concentration; the ability to regulate our emotions and to feel kind and compassionate towards ourselves and others
Mindfulness does not promise a quick fix. Research suggests that a minimum of 20 - 30 minutes of regular practice is required to gain and maintain access to the benefits over time. Attending a course will support you to begin to develop the habit of setting aside regular time to nourish yourself through practice.
The standard course fee of £325 (incl.) covers the cost of the tuition, the course workbook and audio downloads to support home practice.