New Forest

New Forest Mindfulness Monthly group 

Starting Sunday February 25th

Brockenhurst College, 10:30-4:30

To book please ring Tim :07802841444

 

Mindfulness is one of the most powerful tools for combating depression, anxiety and stress. We are based in the heart of the New Forest, in Brockenhurst, and operate one Sunday a month. We ask people to bring their own lunch, or food to share, plus a cushion and a blanket.

Mindfulness has been around for thousands of years. Our groups are all inclusive,  and not based on any religion or belief system.  From time to time we will have guest speakers on a related topic and, for example, a sound bath, and mindful movement.

Mindfulness is an ancient tradition which is becoming increasingly popular.  It has been demonstrated to be highly effective in reducing stress and improving physical and mental well-being.  We have combined a mixture of mindfulness theory and practice in a safe, warm and inclusive atmosphere to provide mental and physical wellbeing.

Benefits of mindfulness:

*Learning to establish your home practice

*Connecting with like-minded people

*Learning new approaches to managing stress

*Becoming more tolerant of others and ourselves

*Achieving a calmer and more peaceful outlook

The sessions will include: walking, sitting & standing meditation, and mindful movement

A typical day includes:

10.30                     Welcome and walking meditation                                    

11:15                      Body Scan and enquiry

12:00                      Presentation and discussion

13.00                      Lunch

14.00                      Silent meditation and enquiry

14.30                      Mindful movement

15.00                      Walking meditation 

15.30                      Coffee break

15.45                      Loving kindness meditation and enquiry

16.30                      Close

Cost : £25 each session

How to book: Send an email to Eva at celinska@talk21.com

or ring Tim: 07802841444

 

8 Breathworks Mindfulness for Health course, based on MBSR

 

Every Wednesday for eight weeks from March 7th, 7pm-9pm 

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf” (Jon Kabat-Zinn)

This eight-week course, based on the book “Mindfulness for Health” by Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman, offers a wide range of mindfulness skills to ease the suffering associated with persistent pain, fatigue and ill health, and the stress that often arises as a result.

​Breathworks Mindfulness for health course is based on an eight week program, with assignments, daily practices at home,

​These six week classes ​teach the basic meditation and mindful movement components of the eight week courses and are suitable for those who are keen to know more about Mindfulness without committing to an eight week programme.  It is also suitable for those who would simply enjoy practicing with others.

Meditation – Anxiety, stress, depression, exhaustion and irritability have all been shown to decrease with regular sessions of meditation. Mindfulness has also been proven to enhance mental and physical wellbeing as well as reducing chronic pain.

Mindful Movement – Learning Mindful Movement is not simply an exercise programme, getting you to stretch further or hold poses for longer. Equally important is the emphasis on developing the quality of your awareness as you move by becoming mindful. By becoming sensitive to your body’s sensations you can inhabit it more deeply and feel more relaxed, grounded and alive. This course is suited to people with chronic pain, illness and stress, as well anyone interested in Mindfulness training. It provides a new alternative to the more formal ways of Mindfulness training such as sitting meditation.

Cost: £150 for all 8 sessions   (concessions £120)
How to book: Email to william.fley@aol.com

Bookings, enquiries and further information: William: 07802 841444