Breathworks 8 week Program

Mindfulness for health course

Next Course Starts: 2pm till 4pm
Sunday January 6th, 2019
Venue: Milford community centre,
Sea road, Milford on sea, New Forest  SO41 0PF

About the 8 week course

This 8 week course in for people who are living with pain, recovering from illness, injury or surgery.  It is designed for health optimization by following a daily routine of  meditations, gentle moments in a sequence, which can be done in bed, on a chair or standing. The program is user friendly with easy to use steps. People who have attended this course have suffered from back pain, chronic fatigue, and recovery from cancer.

What is the ‘Breathworks’ program ? 

The breathworks program has been systematically tested with thousands of testimonials of a great way of being with and managing life-long conditions. This is a world-wide program. For more information please refer to the breathwork website, link below.  https://www.breathworks-mindfulness.org.uk/

The 8 week program is based on 2 hour group work, over 8 weeks, followed by home practice. The process of bringing awareness to the body through meditation, mindful movement and theory help to facilitate life long tools which become second nature.

What course material do I need?  

  1. The course book (Mindfulness for health) is by Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman ‘Mindfulness for health’ is user friendly and suitable for beginners which is accompanied with a CD or downloads. 
  2.  Youtube- Provides demonstrations of the movements to be done at your convenience home or work.

How to register and further questions 

If you would like more information about the next course or register,

You will asked to fill out a form and a invited to a discussion to see if this is the right course for you and how to best make use of the martial.

please send me an email or ring 07802 84144

 William.fley@aol.com

cost £75

This a ‘Practice course for my accreditation’ and I will also be supervised. 

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a practice that has developed over some 2,500 years.  It is defined as “paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” (Jon Kabat-Zinn).

Daniel J Siegel tells us that “Mindfulness in its most general sense is about waking up from a life on automatic.”  And Sharon Salzberg that “Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention in a way that creates space for insight.

It is a thinking process that is a very practical way of enabling us to pay attention to what is happening to us and around us, and allows us to be in the moment – not thinking about what has happened in the past, or worrying about what may or may not happen in the future.

Mindfulness is about observation without criticism; being compassionate with yourself. To cultivate a helpful relationship with our suffering and habitual patterns, to release oneself from the constant cycle of tension, reactively and often associated with chronic illness and stress and replace it with awareness and choice.

 What are the benefits of mindfulness?

For most of us, mindlessness is our default position, operating for much of the time on automatic pilot. We are mind-full rather than mindful.There is now a vast amount of research that demonstrates conclusively that mindfulness practice can help improve our mental and physical well-being.  Benefits may include:

reduced stress, anxiety and irritability                                                           improved mood

greater peace of mind                                                                                          better sleep

improved productivity at work                                            feeling happier and more fulfilled 

better relationships                         improved memory, attention skills and decision-making

improved creativity                                                                                        more resilience 

a boosted immune system