Wednesday 3rd April 2019, 19:00-20:15
£7.50 per session
David and Pam Spicer form Inner Calm will be running a rolling series of workshops at the Norwich Wellbeing Centre starting Wednesday April 3rd 2019 at 7pm. Each workshop will last just over an hour and will cost £7.50 per session. There is no need to book but for more information please visit the Inner Calm website.
The Mindfulness for Real Life workshop is an exploration into how developing a compassionate relationship with ourselves can help us to overcome existential anxiety and help us learn to live in better harmony with ourselves and others. Central to the our programme’s approach is the belief that anxiety and stress often arise from destructive self beliefs that persist in maintaining us in a place of dis-ease and distress. Living in the real world of rents and mortgages and with pressure placed on us by teachers, employers, family and then ourselves, is it any wonder that depression and anxiety are endemic?
In CBT we talk about Negative Automatic Thoughts (NATs) and about the Core Beliefs that underly lie and maintain them. Core beliefs are often negative but even when positive can be unrealistic and inauthentic thus leading to distress when our lived experience seems so far out of step with our reality.
Starting from a place of compassion for ourselves and others, the workshop encourages us to approach our core beliefs with kindness and understanding; right or wrong, we believe what we believe about ourselves for a reason and to change them we need to develop a kinder observer self and build self acceptance. What you may discover in the process is that your beliefs are telling you something you need to know and as we learn to live in the moment and observe our emotions and sensations without judging them we allow change to happen naturally.
To book a place email David at firstname.lastname@example.org.