Six Week Meditation Programme
Saturday mornings 9:30 – 11:30am
Starting 5th May
Perfect for those who:
> are on the waiting for counselling
> have read a little or attended short mindfulness workshops before
> suffer with anxiety or depression
> feel overwhelmed, stressed or experiencing difficulties in general
> want to feel more peaceful, happy and balanced
A Six Week Mindfulness Course
We have a six week mindfulness course held on Wednesday evenings starting in February. Mindfulness may be new to you, but it’s been around for 2,500 years and has been practiced by millions of people around the world. It’s a way of finding some peace in a busy life, or even letting go of anxiety and depressing thoughts.
Who is the Course For?
If you find all the varied offerings of ‘mindfulness’ to be confusing but know that it has the potential to help you, then this course is for you. Perhaps you’ve been put on the waiting list for counselling by your GP and want to get started in the meantime. Or maybe you’ve read some books or listened to podcasts and want to know more. There’s nothing quite like time spent with a knowledgable teacher to bring it all to life.
Mindfulness is a way of dealing with the vagaries of life, of coming up with an appropriate response and reacting less so that our feeling of peace increases. It’s a simple technique however can take a little practice to master, but it’s been proven to help ease the symptoms of depression as effectively as medication
About the Teacher
Jennie is an experienced mindfulness teacher, therapist and meditation practitioner. She works with members of the public in workshops and retreats, see’s clients individually as well as teaching in large institutions such as Universities and prisons. Jennie will be able to gently guide you step by step and share her knowledge and understanding, helping you get the maximum benefits out of your mindfulness practice.
Week One: Awareness of Breathing and Body Scan
Week Two: Paying Attention to Thoughts and Emotions
Week Three: Mindfulness in Every Day Life
Week Four: Finding Pleasure in the Every Day
Week Five: Self Compassion
Week Six: Compassion for Others and Moving Forwards
You’ll be expected to practice meditation at home for ten minutes twice per day throughout the course. There will be practical exercises and audio files for you to complete at home too. This will form an important part of your learning experience and you will benefit hugely from completing all the homework.
Course materials will only be delivered online.
Wednesday evenings, 7pm to 9pm 21st, 28th February, 7th 21st, 28th March and 4th April. NB: There is a half term break after week three.
The next course will be on Saturday mornings 9:30-11:30am starting on 5th May for six consecutive weeks, at The North School, Essella Road, Ashford TN24 8AL. There are no further courses planned for 2018.
There are only 12 places allocated on this course.
Venue & Cost
The course will be at the Kennington WI Hall, Faversham Road, TN24 9AN and costs £120. NHS Staff discounts £108.
Starts on Saturday mornings 5th May
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Mindfulness Teacher, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist