Mindfulness Meditation Programmes (8-weeks) - running at x2 locations

LONDON Highgate Venue: Monday Beginners 8-week Course - Jackson’s Lane, 269a Archway Road, London, N6 5AA (directly opposite Highgate tube) - OPEN TO ALL

Course Start Dates: Monday 9th October 2017 

Times: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

 

COLCHESTER (Essex) Venue: Tuesday Beginners Course - Youth Enquiry Service (Y.E.S), 9 Trinity St, Colchester CO1 1JN - OPEN TO ALL

Course Start Dates: Tuesday 10th October 2017

Times: 6.30pm to 8.30pm  

 

COLCHESTER (Essex) 1-Day Retreat - Saturday 21st October - please note it is advised that participants have completed a minimum of the 8-week programme to attend this retreat (as above) 

What is Mindfulness?

 

‘Mindfulness’ is at the very heart of meditational practice and trains us to focus on the present moment. This allows us to gain insight into mental patterns that sometimes cause negative emotions. We also learn, through experience what it means to spend less time with our thoughts and spend more time in our bodies enjoying life. It can be practiced by people from all walks of life and is becoming more and more popular as a means of psychological treatment. There is now a strong evidence base demonstrating that it can be very beneficial for those experiencing depression and anxiety, as well as many other conditions. Mindfulness allows us to make friends with our thinking mind making us less vulnerable to negative mental activity. Such practice can bring about a deep sense of inner peace and a fresh acceptance of reality itself.   

The Eight Sessions 

 

This new and innovative group will take place over eight weekly sessions, each of 2-hours duration and covers the fundamentals of mindfulness meditation, applied theory and practice. Some aspects of CBT will also be used within the course syllabus where required to help group members to deal with dysfunctional thought patterns and behaviours. This specific group has been successfully taught in several London universities and also within the NHS. This group will help you to:

  • improve your focus and concentration levels
  • lower bodily stress and increase relaxation
  • explore how your mind works
  • explore how your mind habitually creates unhealthy thought processes and worry
  • help you to prevent the arising of depressive moods before they spiral
  • achieve a robust and healthy mind, accepting reality and the world around you
  • work towards acceptance of unhealthy emotions
  • achieve a deep sense of calm, patience and stillness
  • grow and mature as a true human being and explore what it means to be ‘me’

This will be particularly helpful for those people experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, attention problems or any condition involving a fast-thinking anxious mind.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE 

Commitment to the full x8 weekly sessions is imperative, as is the diligent undertaking of daily life meditation tasks between sessions. Only those people who are willing to make the commitment and complete the between session tasks should attend.   Places are limited to ensure a high quality of client support. This course is open to everyone but attendance must be booked in advance and approved by the course leader before the beginning of the programme. All attendees must be 18+ with any exceptions discussed prior to the beginning of the course.

 

LONDON Highgate Venue: Monday Class - Jackson’s Lane, 269a Archway Road, London, N6 5AA (directly opposite Highgate tube) 

Course Start Dates: Monday 9th October 2017 

Times: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

 

COLCHESTER (Essex) Venue: Tuesday Class - Youth Enquiry Service (Y.E.S), 9 Trinity St, Colchester CO1 1JN.

Course Start Dates: Tuesday 10th October 2017

Times: 6.30pm to 8.30pm       

 


 

Price: £225 (Concessions £195 for OAPS, F/T students, unemployed, if booking as a pair/couple) - please note this can be paid in x2 instalments, with half the payment being made as a deposit prior to the course and the balance being due just before session 1.  

 

HOW TO BOOK ANY OF THE ABOVE COURSES? – To book your place please email:   info@jamieshavdia.com or call 07792 755132. Booking instructions will then be emailed to you, including how to make your payment online.