What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
While mindfulness is something we all naturally possess, it’s more readily available to us when we practice on a daily basis.
Whenever you bring awareness to what you’re directly experiencing via your senses, or to your state of mind via your thoughts and emotions, you’re being mindful. And there’s growing research showing that when you train your brain to be mindful, you’re actually remodeling the physical structure of your brain.
Who should practice mindfulness?
Anyone can do mindfulness practice. There are no barriers. It doesn’t matter how old you are, what your physical ability is, if you’re religious or not…
Participants on a Mindfulness course are encouraged to ‘try out’ mindfulness for the 8 weeks of the programme to discover the effects for themselves. Previous participants have described taking an 8 week mindfulness course as truly life changing and often find the course has subtle but fundamental ongoing effects on their lives, often in unexpected ways. Participants are encouraged to complete approximately 30 minutes of daily practice between classes in order to gain maximum benefits from the course. As part of the programme participants are provided with a handbook and guided meditation practices. Classes are conducted in a warm, supportive small group. Mindfulness courses run for 8 consecutive weeks, each class is 2 hours.
Please see the 'Workshops' section of our website for course and booking details.