“Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.”
The Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) is an eight week mindfulness course plus an introduction and follow up class. The whole course runs for 10 weeks and each class lasts 2 hours. The MBLC is based on the highly respected Mindfulness Association’s Mindfulness Training and costs £195 including extensive course material.
Themes explored are:
- Introductory session – What is mindfulness and why practice It?
- Starting where we are
- The body as a place to stay present
- Introducing mindfulness support
- Working with distraction
- Exploring the undercurrent
- Attitude of the observer
- A mindfulness based life
- Follow up session - The rest of your life
The MBLC is recognised as a weekly course in the UK Good Practice Guidelines. This comprehensive course is also the first stage in the teacher training run by the Mindfulness Association, for participants who wish to learn how to teach the MBLC. Those trained to teach the MBLC are eligible to join the UK Listing of Mindfulness Teachers.
The course will be led by Helen Towers, a highly experienced and fully qualified Teacher Member of the Mindfulness Association.
For more information about the MBLC, Mindful Yoga and Mindful Meditation and Movement weekly courses, weekend workshops and retreats please see the website: www.yoga-shiatsu.co
"Our life can quickly pass us by when we’re not focused on what matters. We have a bad habit of emphasizing the negative and overlooking the positive. Being mindful can help. Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When we are mindful, we carefully observe our thoughts and feelings without judging them as good or bad. Mindfulness can also be a healthy way to identify and manage hidden emotions that may be causing problems in our personal and professional relationships. It means living in the moment and awakening to our current experience, rather than dwelling on the past or anticipating the future. Mindfulness is frequently used in meditation and certain kinds of therapy. It has many positive benefits, including lowering stress levels, reducing harmful ruminating, improving our overall health, and protecting against depression and anxiety. There is even research suggesting that mindfulness can help people cope better with rejection and social isolation.” www.psychologytoday.com/gb/basics/mindfulness
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