Mindfulness

“My definition of mindfulness isn’t about sitting erect on a hillock, legs in a knot, humming a mantra that’s probably the phone book sung backwards, it’s something that can help us all: learning to notice your thoughts and feelings so you can truly experience life.” – Ruby Wax

Mental well-being does not mean being happy all the time, and it does not mean you won’t experience negative or painful emotions, such as grief, or loss, which are a part of normal life. However, mindfulness can help you relate to the world, people and yourself in a way that increases resilience and reduces stress in life.

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course is an evidence-based programme that was specifically designed for stress management. It offers secular, intensive mindfulness training & since it’s introduction in the 1970’s, has been integrated into Western healthcare not only to cope with stress but also to help alleviate a range of conditions including chronic pain, sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, & burnout. It uses techniques like meditation, breathing and yoga and helps us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that, instead of being overwhelmed by them, we’re better able to manage them.
The Mindfulness Based Well-being in the Workplace programme is an adaptation of the original MBSR to address the needs of employees, who often find themselves in a “Pressured, Always-on, Information Overloaded, and Distracted (PAID)” reality within today’s Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) work environments.

From my own experience, I can say that my life has been enriched by mindfulness in so many ways, for example:

Upcoming Courses

8 Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course (Online)

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme is an evidence-based program that offers secular, intensive mindfulness training & has been integrated into Western healthcare to cope with stress and help alleviate a range of conditions including chronic pain, sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, & burnout.

  • Online 
  • Groups between 8-15 participants
  • 2.5 hours per week for 8 weeks + introductory session 

Mindfulness on Monday Nights (Online)

Experience more calm, peace & ease in your life

  • Stress can wreak havoc with our physical & mental health. If you want to reduce stress and spend less time worrying & living “in your head”, come along and learn how mindfulness can help!
  • Whether you are a complete beginner or you already have a mindfulness/meditation practice & would like to strengthen your practice by practicing with a group, this is a safe, supportive space to practice and chat with like minds about mindfulness and well-being.
 
Come along & try it out!  All welcome!
 
Booking available under events section at end of this page.

Mindfulness Based Wellbeing in the Workplace

An adaptation of the original Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme to address the needs of employees, who often find themselves in a “Pressured, Always-on, Information Overloaded, and Distracted (PAID)” reality within today’s Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) work environments.

  • Online / In-Person / Hybrid options available
  • Groups between 8-20 participants
  • 1 hour per week for 8 weeks + introductory session (duration & times can be adapted to suit requirements)

 

Contact me to arrange for your group or workplace.