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Kristen Neff discusses self compassion training.
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Invite yourself to do something wonderfully new for yourself
Our capacity for growth and healing is deeply connected to our ability to be present, in the moment, with a quality of awareness and attitude which lends itself to discover a deep satisifaction and joyfulness for life. Each breath, each step, each sensation we can discover this capacity and utilise it for ourselves and others. We can learn to restore, balance and respond skilfully to life in service to our life’s greatest expression.
The 8-week Mindfulness Based Meditation is a systematic training in mindfulness with a focus on negative rumination, worry, reducing stress and suffering. Mindfulness is a skill-based practice that scientific studies show helps practitioners live a more connected and balanced life. Secular Mindfulness came into the mainstream since the late 70’s when Jon Kabat-Zinn founded the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and has been taught in medical centers worldwide for more than 30 years. Find out more about Kabat-Zinn’s program.
“At any moment, we are very close to home, much closer than we think.” –Jon Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living
Are you willing to learn a new way to relate to yourself and the world? Participants who benefit the most are ready and willing to prioritise their health and wellbeing, emotional, physical, psychological and spiritually. Mindfulness based meditation practice can help you grow through challenging life circumstances such as:
- High stress at work and in relationships
- Depressive episodes
- Anxiety, panic and worry
- Financial stress
- Intrustive Negative Thinking Patterns
- Problematic behaviours due to self sabatoge
- Painful anger
- Toxic Shame and Poor Self to Self Relationships
- Grief due to aging, illness, or death of a loved one
- Burnout or caregiver stress
Learn more about the effects of stress here:
Mindfulness provides a respite from the modern world’s demands, distractions and disconnections to that of connectedness, focus and openness to experience all of life as it is, with clarity, compassion and a quality of insight.
Mindfulness-Based Meditation Training is a highly effective evidence-based practice that is proven to help participants manage unwanted mood states and problematic thinking patterns such as worry or rumination.Throughout the course, participants learn to experience life directly, and learn to respond skilfully and intentionally to difficulty.
Participants of the course will learn a graduated process of systematically training the mind to tune into the direct experience of the present moment with intention and choice of how you experience. The core aim is discover an authentic experience and developing the capacity and resources for self care.
Mindfulness focuses on helping people to understand their needs and manage their feelings in a compassionate and kind way. By learning to open up our feelings carefully, participants can interrupt and lessen the stressful impact of negative self talk, over-thinking and worry. This course consists of eight sessions with aim to cultivate mindful awareness and develop compassion-based inner resources. This mindfulness course aims to wake you up to automatic, habit based reactions so you can become a consciously aware person that is present, balanced and compassionate.
Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.
As we’ve evolved, the human stress response has saved our lives. Today, we turn on the same life-saving physical reaction to cope with intense, ongoing stressors – and we can’t seem to turn it off. Robert Sapolsky, Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University, reveals just how dangerous prolonged exposure to stress can be in the documentary, “Stress: Portrait of a Killer.” Stress: Portrait of a Killer Website: http://killerstress.stanford.edu/
Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) Intensive
Date: Saturday March 25 & April 29 2017
Cost: £195 per delegate (includes lunch & light refreshments)
Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Venue: St. Katherine Parmoor Retreat House, Henley-on-Thames RG9 6NN
Teacher: Mary Niker and Brenda Bentley
The Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) is similar to other mindfulness based courses, such as MBCT or MBSR, but it also includes methods for nurturing self-compassion and compassion for others. The aims of MBLC is to help individuals develop an in-depth personal experience of mindfulness and develop a sustained personal practice with a view to applying this into their everyday life. MBLC meets the Good Practice Guidelines and is a recognised course by the UK Network of Mindfulness Based Teachers.
This course is suitable for beginners or those seeking to deepen their practice. Each session consists of explanation, guided practices and group reflection and inquiry. Also included are handbook, notes and guided meditation audio downloads.
To register and enrol for this course, complete the following (payment options follow booking form):