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What is the experience of FEAR? Understanding the tendencies of the mind and body when we are experiencing fear.

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An introduction to Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy: what is it and how could it be beneficial for me?

The wisdom of fear is a workshop meant to understand the experience of fear and to get some understanding of the tendencies of the mind and body when we are experiencing fear.

The Butterfly mind or the Monkey mind is continually strengthening the tendency of the mind to be unsettled. What does it mean that our mind is unsettled?

When we have a settled mind we are generally aware of the present moment, we can be in flow, or just sitting and breathing, we can be aware of current emotions or sensations in our body. When our mind is unsettled, or even stronger, when our mind is in fear mode, our awareness can be cut off from solutions, from strategies and the mind can go to places from long ago, searching in its database for other similar events.

Often we barely know what our mind is up to when it is unsettled, often we experience emotions but are not quite sure why. In times when we experience struggles it can well be that our mind is preparing for flight or fight and we experience a perturbed feeling in our body while our mind goes to places we rather avoid. It is this tendency of the mind that we all share and that can sometimes lead to low mood, depression or anxiety (one in four people in the UK). To become comfortable with uncertainty is what we all want.

In this workshop we experience practices that can help our mind to become more comfortable with uncertainty, even if only for a very short moment…

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Anna Bendijk is a trained mindfulness (since 2012) and mindfulness self-compassion teacher (since 2017). She has founded psychologyatthecoast.com and is passionate about health, mindfulness and psychology. She used to work as a psychologist/trainer/coach in Occupational Health and later the NHS for over 15 years. Her current interest is chronic health problems like heart failure and mindfulness based approaches as well as mindful self compassion for carers and people working in the health system and those who need to make the vital transition from therapy to integrating mindfulness approaches into their lives. Recently Anna is starting to develop courses for those who want to become mindfulness teachers or supporters themselves. As a mindfulness teacher, Anna has a strong ability for patience, reflection and integrity. She likes to create a compassionate space for each person to be who they are. People feel therefore they can benefit from her listening skills in a safe group space.

Anna adheres to the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers Good practice guidelines for teaching mindfulness-based courses.

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