Slowing down is very hard.
But so is running on empty.
Feeling too stressed or anxious.
Days going by without calling back someone you love.
Being wrapped up in the cloak of socially approved busy-ness.
Comparing yourself to others and not letting it show what you struggle with.
I’ve been there.
I couldn’t imagine anything more terrible than slowing down, as it felt like a threat. I didn’t realise running on empty became the new normal. Like I will miss out on something, unless I do this one more thing. I judged myself and others for taking time out to work on themselves or whose who took time to meditate and nourished their souls. “I thought, what a waste of time”.
Oh, how wrong I was.
Just how much is your wellbeing worth? How much are you willing to sacrifice?
Because isn’t it true that we all want to live a healthy life: eat the right things, lose the weight, think the right things, exercise, sleep well, enjoy our work and days off, enjoy fulfilling relationships.
But what are the steps you are taking to achieve these?
You might have tried to get some quick fixes – tried this app or that course and they didn’t work in the long term. You perhaps signed up for a course to learn some “techniques” or to learn to “relax” and it didn’t work.
I did these things too, and they didn’t work for me either. I can list lots of mindfulness apps I downloaded, opened once and then never visited again.
However. A lot has changed.
I started practicing being present in yoga classes. And then when I was training to be a therapist I attended a mindfulness course…
I didn’t expect it to help at all. (my motto was “I am fine”).
I thought it was not possible to slow down and sit with my thoughts.
Yet, it was life changing.
Mindfulness affected how I scheduled my life – and slowly I noticed my mind is quieter more often. I started to seek peace and quiet instead of more stimulation. I did let go of things I don’t need, this included possessions, thought patterns and relationships too. I found more joy in everyday activities and simplicity.
And you can too.
Let's look at how this is going to work:
You can choose between attending a mindfulness taster class
and/or attending an 8 week mindfulness course.
Mindfulness taster classes:
- 75 minutes long
- spaces limited to a small number of people
- will give you an idea and experience about what mindfulness is
They can't magically teach you mindfulness.
They don't solve your issues straight away.
Taster classes are all on Zoom, you can book here and they cost £10.
- 8 week course starting on the 25th of September
- 90 minute classes
- one half day practice day
- one follow up session
- 18 contact hours
- e-book and audio files included
- any materials you need are included too
Yes, you do have enough time here to start your mindfulness journey, and you will hopefully feel more confident in using these practices.
Moreover, you might see all the additional benefits of having a regular meditation practice.
This course is based on the popular book by Danny Penman and Mark Williams: Mindfulness - finding peace in a frantic world.
In the course we cover all the main aspects of mindfulness and help you develop your own practice.
Did you know that even after 8 weeks of regular mindfulness/meditation practice there are visible changes in the brain if you use an MRi?
Classes are all online, so you can get comfortable for your practices, and this will help you to maintain your practice in the long term -as you are setting up new habits in your own surroundings.
The course has two payment options:
One full payment of £200 or two spaces are available at a cost of £160 - no questions asked if you choose this option.
You can book onto the next online mindfulness course here
Contact me here for further questions.