Date(s) - 17/02/2018
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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This Mindfulness for Stress course is for anyone dealing with stress of any kind, whether associated with work, relationships, finances, loss or other factors outside your control. On this course you will learn mindfulness strategies and approaches within a supportive and friendly group setting.
Stressful things happen and often we can’t do very much about them. However, we can do something about the way we deal with them. We often cause ourselves extra stress by reacting to those experiences, with unhelpful thoughts, feelings and judgements. These kinds of reactions tend to escalate – one thought leading to others, leading to more feelings, leading to more judgements, leading to more thoughts …etc. Before you know it you’re drowning in a sea of despair!
Mindfulness helps us to deal with stressful situations by continually coming back to our direct experience in the present moment. OK, so you might still be under pressure to get that job done, or you may still be stuck in that traffic jam, or the weather may be awful (again!), but that’s all. You don’t have to cope with all the extra unhelpful thoughts and feelings that our minds tend to throw up.
Mindfulness also helps by allowing us to tap into our own inner resources. This happens naturally through meditation and mindful movement, where we develop a still serenity, from where our problems are much easier to deal with. Mindfulness practice doesn’t get rid of problems – while we’re alive we’ll always have problems – it helps us to change our relationship with them.
I am a member of the Association for Coaching and British Focusing Association. I comply with both codes of practice.
I am an Associate and Accredited Mindfulness teacher with Breathworks-Mindfulness UK.
I have been delivering mindfulness courses since 2014 and have had my own practice for 10 years. I trained with Breathworks-Mindfulness UK, one of the UK’s leading mindfulness training organisations. I follow the Good Practice Guidelines set out by the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations. There are many mindfulness teachers now in London and UK, but many are not properly qualified or experienced, so do take care when you book a course.