Mindfulness Meditation Programme (8-weeks)
COLCHESTER (Essex) Venue: Monday Course - Youth Enquiry Service (Y.E.S), 9 Trinity St, Colchester CO1 1JN - OPEN TO ALL
Course Start Dates: Wednesday evenings. THERE ARE NO DATES AT PRESENT DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS BUT NEW COURSE DATES ARE TO FOLLOW SOON.
Times: 7pm to 9pm
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 (BEGINNERS LEVEL)
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.
The diligent undertaking of daily life meditation tasks between sessions is essential. Only those people who are willing to make the commitment and complete
the between session tasks should attend. Should you miss a week due to sickness or a booked holiday for example, don't panic, this is fine and quite normal. A weekly resources email
will help you make up any knowledge gaps. 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.
£225 (Concessions £195 for OAPS, F/T students, unemployed, if booking as a pair/couple) - please note this can be paid in one lump sum OR 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07792 755132. Booking instructions will then be emailed to you, including how to make your payment online.