a journey starts with gentle steps
What are the benefits of Minfulness?
Clearer & Calmer Mind, improved memory & focus
Less anxiety, anger and increased wellbeing
More relaxed, Improved immune system and sleep
Mindfulness is a practice, which cultivates a self-kindness and compassion, awareness, acceptance, gratitude and gentleness.
It is not letting go or trying to do this or that….its about doing nothing…to not try…to just be accepting of what is and know that this is exactly as it should be right now…the perfect imperfectness of now and in this time and space.
"In Asian languages, the word for 'mind' and the word for 'heart' are same. So if you're not hearing mindfulness in some deep way as heartfulness, you're not really understanding it. Compassion and kindness towards oneself are intrinsically woven into it. You could think of mindfulness as wise and affectionate attention". Jon Kabat-Zinn.
"Mindfulness has helped me succeed in almost every dimension of my life. By stopping regularly to look inward and become aware of my mental state, I stay connected to the source of my actions and thoughts and can guide them with considerably more intention". Dustin Moskovitz
8 Week Mindfulness course
(A four week introduction can also be organised)
The first four weeks of the course introduces you to exercises and practices to start cultivating a mental state to become more aware and live in the present moment instead of automatic pilot, the past or the future. It enables us to start acknowledging our thoughts, feelings and sensations whilst cultivating a kindness and compassion for others and ourselves. It enables us to start being able to observe and reflect, giving us a different perspective and options to deal with challenges in all aspects of life.
The last 4 weeks of the course expands and deepens on this inital learning and your practice and cultivates a whole concept of acceptance, allowance and letting be. It explores and develops your own relapse signature and helps integrate mindfulness as part of your daily living.
“Acceptance is seeing with your heart and not your eyes”
8 week course of Mindfulness
delivered directly to your inbox each week (links to Dropbox)
Intro short meditations, Exploration of weekly themes, Information, Suggested exercises for learning integration, Worksheets, and Daily Practise Meditations
Work to your own pace
Listen to the recordings over and over again
Week one: Exploring Automatic Pilot
Week Two: Dealing with Barriers
Week Three: Mindful Movement and Breath
Week Four: Staying Present and Exploring How Stress Impacts on us
Week Five: Exploring Acceptance
Week Six: Thoughts are just Thoughts
Week Seven: How can I Best Take Care of Myself
Week Eight: Acceptance and Change