Mindfulness for relaxation
Next 4 sessions start January 2022
If you can make time for yourself, even for just a few minutes at a time, you can use simple techniques to relax. This is what these introduction to mindfulness sessions are all about, providing participants with insight into how experiencing relaxation actually calms the mind and has a positive effect on tension being held in the physical body.
Learning to notice more is at the heart of mindfulness teaching. Starting to learn mindfulness through learning to notice more about physical sensations in the body can really help people to become more in touch with themselves, which helps illuminate ‘what’s going on with us’ through noticing what we have a tendency to be irritated by or choose to ignore in our body.
So, over four 30-minute sessions participants are encouraged to engage with relaxation and easy body connection exercises that can be used everyday to build better connection with ‘self’. 30 minutes goes really quickly, participants find, with the exercises, some sharing and some laughs together along the way.
“I’ve loved the sense of community these sessions have created and really looked forward to each one and will miss them now they’ve ended. I want to learn more now!”
Mindfulness for stress reduction
Physical signs of stress can include tightness in the neck or shoulders, headaches, stomach pains, IBS, to name but a few symptoms. Isn’t it true that we have tendencies to put up with many physical causes of discomfort, seen as an unwelcome uninterruption to our lives, which results if us reaching for medication to dull the pain.
Of course if physical discomfort gets too bad or is ongoing the next sensible step is to consult with your GP. But, what if there’s not a medical-based solution? Where does that leave you? No answer and still the ongoing discomfort.
Perhaps consider a different approach? Mindfulness can help you learn to notice what physical discomfort accompanies or is set off by thoughts and feelings. Learning to actually notice the link between physical discomfort and thoughts and feelings can be the first step to discovering your individual solution. But first you have to learn to notice!
How to access free mindfulness sessions
Funded by the Co-operative Society, these sessions are aimed at improving the wellbeing of people in the community. Certainly the feedback received from participants on the first 4 sessions suggests they work.
“I didn’t know how much I needed these, but having taken part I do now and I want to learn more as a result”
“I’ve tried mindfulness before and it didn’t work for me, but these sessions were different and I’d really recommend them to anyone who wants to find a way to understand more about why they feel the way they do”
“Susan’s manner is reassuring and gentle and the way she teaches is down to earth and supportive of everyone’s needs”
You can join in with 4 sessions running from the beginning of January. Susan is delivering them for Outdoor Tribe CIC, a not-for-profits organisation that promotes wellbeing through nature immersion.
To claim your free place on these mindfulness sessions please fill in the form below and Susan will get in touch for a chat to ask a few short questions (for ethical reasons and to check there are no reasons why mindfulness wouldn’t be right for you) and, also, to answer any questions you might have about mindfulness and the sessions themselves.