Train in Mindfulness – A practical way to learn skills to ground and support you
There currently is a course running till 21st December.
If you want to join this course in future, the easiest way is to sign up to the mailing list https://buttondown.email/endlessriver or email firstname.lastname@example.org
8 week mindfulness based living course – train your brain
I am trained and certified by the Mindfulness Association UK to run this powerful course, which they put together with great compassion. I am also on the BAMBA register, which holds the standard for mindfulness teaching Good Practice Guidelines in the UK. I am fully insured as a mindfulness and nature connection facilitator. These days I also have a nature connection angle with the mindfulness training, so you will also begin to become grounded in nature awareness through this course.
Watch me talk about the superpower that is kindness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK7jUVBzLSo
Next course starts Wednesday 2nd November,6-8pm. running till 21st december.Book your place!
Here’s a rough outline of the 8 weeks, in my own words
Befriend Thy Brain!
I see training in mindfulness as befriending your brain, or at least giving you the tools to make friends with your every day experience. So many people live in constant anxiety, with a stream of anxious thoughts taking precedence over enjoyment of life. Train your brain in a fun way within a supportive group setting and open up to a friendlier, more grounded approach to life
Benefits of Mindfulness Brain Training Practice
I want to just share a few of the benefits regular mindfulness practice has brought me. Of course, everyone is different and just like nature connection, it will meet you where you need it in your life.
Learn about you: Through the weeks we’ll start to look at the science behind mindfulness and what this brain training consists of and means for you.
Awareness: Mindfulness has helped me become aware of my emotional blocks – where I have stopped myself through doubt and feeling stuck.
Patience and Self-acceptance: Mindfulness is a powerful tool for putting me in the frame of mind of growth – I see how I am, I accept this and I work from that base. I have learned to be kind to myself, especially when learning something new and to be aware of that critical voice inside, which I now meet with kindness and acceptance.
Acceptance of others: When I’m being mindful I see that everyone is just trying their best and doing what they feel is right and this is a powerful base to begin from. It’s a way to tackle damaging judgemental behaviour and takes me away from thinking I know something to being more inquisitive.
Letting go of Conditioning and being open to change: Through engaging in mindfulness practices I have become very aware of patterns of conditioning which can get in the way of what I consider to be progress in my life (finishing projects, not getting in a mood, procrastination) and I have been able to move through these with awareness, not pushing myself or pushing things away. This, in turns bring focus and presence into my every day.
Helping with Stress and Anxiety. This has helped me particularly in my work situation to be more accepting of others and also to manage my workload so I don’t feel like I have to take on lots of things, letting go of what gets on top of me and working more towards a situation which supports me to work in the way I want to, rather than how others might expect me to, or how I judge others expect me to.
I’m sharing these points partly because it’s good to acknowledge myself for what I’ve done but also, I wonder if you too could benefit.
Mindfulness can be a very useful tool for where we find ourselves right now. Global pandemic, extra stress in our lives, which can be difficult to cope with. Mindfulness can train the brain to be ok with what’s happening.
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