This certificated course is an introduction to mindfulness practices; no prior experience is necessary and for those who already have their own practice this course would be a good way of reconnecting with the foundations of mindfulness. This 8 week MBSR course is recognised as a valid starting point for further mindfulness training with the main mindfulness centres at Bangor, Exeter and Oxford universities as well as other further mindfulness training providers such as the Mindfulness in Schools Project.
Mindfulness has been proven to help reduce stress and anxiety and improve the quality of your life. It can enhance your life by teaching you how to appreciate the here and now rather than being caught up in thinking about the past or the future. It helps you recognise automatic habits and thought patterns that might not be helpful and this then enables you to make more conscious choices. For more information on the benefits of mindfulness click here.
The course will run from Monday 15th January until Monday 12th March, 2018 with a break for half term week (so no session on Monday 12th February).
It will take place at The Complete Wellness Centre in Uppingham on Monday evenings from 6.30-8.30pm and there will be an orientation session on Monday 8th January at 7pm to meet everybody and familiarise yourself with the venue. There will also be a practice day at Great Oakley village hall on Saturday 3rd March from 11am until 4pm.
The sessions will be a mixture of learning mindfulness practices, formal and informal, paired or group discussion about your experiences and practical exercises. Each week you will be given home practices to do, these are an essential part of the course so a commitment to practising at home is important.
The 8 week course costs £200 including course resources. It is possible to pay in full or in instalments (either 2 payments of £100 OR 4 payments of £50). You will see options for payment include choosing either to pay in full or by instalments. Places are limited so please contact me as soon as possible to reserve your place. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information.