Mindfulness Groups for adults beginning 24th April 2018

What will the course sessions involve?

Each session will include lots of opportunity to practice mindfulness! Each session will also include some ‘teaching’, as well as group discussions and individual or small group exercises. Weekly handouts will be provided and a link to download the practices at home. Each week attendees will also be given a sheet for recording daily home practice on. Home practice will include a mixture of ‘formal’ meditation practice and also using mindfulness skills in everyday life. Attendees need to be willing to practice for up to 1 hour a day, at least 6 out of 7 days to get the most benefit from the group and the mindfulness skills being learnt.

Who is the course for?

The course is for adults who have experienced anxiety and/or depression in the past, or who currently have low to moderate levels of anxiety and/or depression. Participants need to be motivated and committed to attending the course sessions and practicing mindfulness at home. While mindfulness is beneficial to most people, the content and structure of this course may not meet the needs of everyone.

Therefore, if you experience one or more of the following this course may not be right for you (these will be assessed prior to the group):

  • Current high levels of anxiety and/or depression
  • Previous experiences of psychosis
  • Previous traumatic experience
  • Current self-harm behaviour or suicidal thoughts
  • Disruptive behaviour
  • Brain injury or learning disability
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Difficulties in group situations
  • Are currently receiving psychological therapy

When does the group start?

Tuesday evenings between 5:30-7:30 from 24th April 2018 for 8 sessions.

What do I do now?

If you are interested in joining the course then simply contact us on 01484 514594.

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