Mindfulness for Wellbeing

Mindfulness for Wellbeing

Thursday 28th May 2015, 16:30-18:30

£205 for whole course (concessions available)

An experiential course exploring how to develop mindfulness in everyday life

Studies worldwide show a significant improvement in the symptoms of recurrent depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, anxiety and stress as a result of mindfulness practice.

Mindfulness practice teaches us how to become aware of what is happening in the present, on a moment to moment basis, instead of living our lives on autopilot.

  • Learn how developing mindfulness in day-to-day life can build resilience to stress and depression and create a sense of wellbeing
  • Practise simple and effective techniques that can be done anywhere, at any time
  • Explore strategies for sustaining and deepening a personal practice once the course is finished

This course will draw on Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy and will offer the opportunity to engage in a range of mindfulness practices and (secular) meditation.

Please note that you will be asked to do the practices for about 45 minutes each day during the course. This means you will finish the course with a new skill that will add many benefits to your life.

Dates: Every Thursday from 28th May to 16th July inclusive

Times 5.30 pm – 7.30pm.

Full day of practice: Saturday 4th July, 10am-3pm

Suitable for complete beginners or anyone wanting to learn how to practise mindfulness. It is not suitable for individuals currently experiencing severe depression, dissociation or psychosis. Participants will be asked to fill out a brief, confidential health questionnaire as part of the booking process.

Course tutors:

Robert Black has worked for Norwich Mind for 6 years and teaches the Mental Health First Aid course. He holds an MA in Counselling and has been practising as a counsellor in Norwich for 4 years, offering mindfulness to his clients. Robert has undertaken teacher training as part of the Bangor University Mindfulness programme.

Bernie Sheehan is a BWY-accredited yoga and meditation teacher who has trained to teach mindfulness through the University of Bangor’s Centre for Mindfulness Practice and Research.

For more information or to book a place

Contact robertblack@norwichmind.org.ukor call Norwich Mind on 01603 432457.