What is Mindfulness?

Every Thursday evening 7-9pm from 1st February for eight weeks

Mindfulness gives you strategies and techniques to help cope with difficulties that arise in life.  It is a way of paying attention to and seeing clearly whatever is happening in our lives.  It will not eliminate life’s pressures, but it can help us to respond to them in a calmer manner that benefits our health.

It helps us recognise habits and unconscious emotional and physical reactions to every day events.  Mindfulness is a scientifically proven method to cultivate clarity, insight and understanding.  Practising Mindfulness allows us to be fully present in our life and work and improve our quality of life.

Benefits include:

  • Increased self-awareness and confidence
  • Improved ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Greater awareness to the needs of your body
  • Care and compassion for yourself and others
  • Improves focus and concentration
  • Improved energy levels
  • An increased ability to experience calm and relaxation

Who is the course for?

This course is designed to help anyone who feels they may benefit from learning coping strategies relating to stress and anxiety.  Although there are many benefits of Mindfulness to enhance health and wellbeing, please note this is not a therapy for people who are currently experiencing severe crisis or trauma, or have undergone a disturbing life event in the past year.  If you have difficulty being in a group or have any other queries, please contact the course tutor before booking.

Course content

Eight weekly 2 hour sessions with an opportunity to participate in an all-day practice session which are run throughout the year.  Course tutors are available for support between sessions.  The course is held at the Elysia Centre with maximum of twelve participants.  Your course tutors are:
Sue Rogers
A registered integrative counsellor (Ad.Prof.Dip.PC.NCS(Acc)MBACP) working with all age groups, Sue predominantly works to reduce stress and anxiety symptoms. Integrating mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy not only achieves a better understanding of ourselves it helps find better ways of coping to improve mental and emotional well-being.

Sarah Lucas
Trained in counselling skills, with a PGCE Teaching degree and decades of teaching practice, Sarah also has extensive coaching experience having worked with the National Freestyle Ski Team (National Coach 1986-1990) fostering what it takes to feel in control and measured.

Course Fee

£230 and includes eight 2 hour weekly sessions, workbook, CD, refreshments, and access to tutors during the course.

How do I book?

For more information about what you can expect on the course and for your registration form please email Sue Rogers:  sue@mindfullifebalance.com

Mindfulness Course