‘Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.’ – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Break away from the cycle of negative thinking, critical thoughts and anxiety about the future. Over three sessions you will learn how to live in the ‘here and now’, as you step out of your normal thinking, giving you the opportunity to see the world around you differently.
Mindfulness is beneficial for most people’s mental health and wellbeing. However, there are some circumstances where using, or learning to use it may not be helpful and you should consider this before signing up for this course.
The key consideration are mental health challenges where someone is experiencing psychosis or dissociation – this is when you may be feeling ungrounded and not fully in touch with yourself or your surroundings.
Just as swimming is a valuable life skill, we wouldn’t begin the practice in the deep end of open or turbulent water. We would start in the shallow end, with a teacher and progress to more challenging situations gradually. The same is true of mindfulness. We recommend that if you are feeling not fully in touch with yourself or your surroundings you discuss the appropriateness of mindfulness with your health care professional in the first instance.
- To understand what mindfulness is.
- To be aware of the benefits of mindfulness practice.
- To learn different mindfulness practices and to understand how they can be incorporated into daily life.
This course takes place over nine hours in three sessions.