Mindfulness and Meditation Classes

Mindfulness and Meditation

It may be that you wish to explore mindfulness and meditation in a bespoke session, just for you. I find it is useful to arrange a free 15 minute discovery session before we arrange to meet so that we can discuss your needs and wants. I can then curate meditations and other practices that might be more helpful to you.

Breathe, Move, Meditate:
Breathe, Move, Meditate is a group that takes place on a monthly basis to enable participants to experience the transformative power of meditation, breathwork and mindful movement.

Together, these services aim to:
… cultivate a steady mind to navigate the ups and downs of life…
… gain peace and clarity one breath at a time …
… enhance emotional wellbeing by reconnecting with your body …
… create greater awareness and self-acceptance.

The Breathe, Move, and Meditate monthly group consists of sitting or lying down meditations, moving meditation (mindful movements) and manipulating the breath through breathwork or pranayama. There is no formal teaching about mindfulness or meditation during the sessions, unless something arises during the evening.

This group is open to anyone, whether you are an experienced meditator or yogi, or not. Prior attendance at a Mindfulness 8 week course is not necessary to be able to join us, nor is it an expectation.

We meet on the:
4th Wednesday of the month,
from 7-9pm in the back room at
Rossett Village Hall, Station

Road, ROSSETT LL12 0HE.

The evening format usually includes two meditations with very gentle Compassionate Yoga movements or other Mindful Movement practice and breathwork or Pranayama. There is space to discuss our practice or whatever arises from the meditations, breathwork, yoga movements or mindful movements.

If you have a yoga type mat, cushions and blanket, please bring along as I only have limited supplies, and it might be useful to bring an extra pair of socks! Please bring your own drink as we usually only have a small ‘bio’ break.

This is a very warm and welcoming group and you would soon feel at your ease. Compassionate Yoga/Mindful Movements are suitable for all bodies and every body, and modifications and adjustments are part of the process.

 

Breathworks 8 Week Mindfulness Course
If you are looking for a more structured and formal grounding in mindfulness and meditation, the Breathworks 8 week Mindfulness Courses would be an excellent starting point. Simply contact me to find out more or to book your free 15 minute discovery call.  Please contact me directly to discuss the needs of your organisation or event.

 

Mindfulness is the deliberate intention to pay attention to our thoughts, feelings and sensations in the present moment without judgement or criticism. Although its origins are within Buddhism, Mindfulness is not a religion and it is not a passive, hippy, tree-hugging or fluffy way to escape our difficulties! It is a challenging practice involving an exploration of ourselves, since it is only with awareness that we can choose how to respond to situations rather than react with knee-jerk or habitual responses.

There is a huge amount of scientific research supporting the use of Mindfulness in pain, anxiety, and depression relapse (among others) and is suitable for all ages.

Mindfulness and meditation can help you to feel happier, calmer, have more clarity and reduce stress, pain and improve your wellbeing.

I am an accredited Breathworks Mindfulness teacher (listed with the British Association for Mindfulness Based Approaches (BAMBA https://bamba.org.uk/).

As such, I am able to offer Mindfulness within personal therapy, if requested, either running alongside our counselling work or as stand-alone sessions.

Breathworks 8 week Mindfulness Courses
I am happy to offer two different courses:

  • Mindfulness for Health (for persistent pain and long-term health conditions)
  • Mindfulness for Stress (for stress, anxiety and those interested a solid Mindfulness training).

Either course may be offered as a one to one session or within a group.  Please contact me for current costs.

 

Mindfulness for Health is a course for those with chronic pain and long-term health conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, long Covid, persistent pain and more. We explore primary and secondary sources of suffering and learn that we have the potential to reduce the secondary suffering through mindfulness and thereby turn down the pain volume. We also look at acceptance, pacing and how to set baselines in activity to avoid cycles of boom and bust. Participants regularly report reductions in their pain medications on this course. The next Mindfulness for Health group course is TBA, however one to one sessions are always available. Simply contact me to find out more or to book your free 15 minute discovery session.

Mindfulness for Stress is for anyone suffering from stress and/or anxiety. We explore how our thoughts affect our mood and body and how we can manage them. We also explore how to move out of our heads into our sensory experience to reduce stress and anxiety.  The importance of
kindness and self-compassion to our total health and well-being is explored and we start moving towards acceptance of difficult experiences.

The next Mindfulness for Stress course is TBA, however one to one sessions are always available. Simply contact me to book your session, or for a free 15 minute discovery call.

Both the Mindfulness for Health and the Mindfulness for Stress courses include Mindful Movements, which are very gentle and based on Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga and Pilates.

We also explore simple neuroscience and physiology that underpin some of the concepts we discuss.

Workshops
I have delivered a variety of bespoke mindfulness workshops and taster sessions for various organisations, conferences and educational establishments. Please contact me directly to discuss the needs of your organisation or event.

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