Begins Wednesday 2 October 2019
Running every Wednesday for 8 weeks. Starts at 19:00 ending at 21:00.
Mindfulness allows us to be fully present in our life and work and improve our
quality of life.
Mindfulness is a scientifically proven method to
cultivate clarity, insight and understanding.
It helps us recognise habits and unconscious emotional
and physical reactions to every day events.
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.
- 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
- An increased ability to experience calm and relaxation
Who is the course for?
8 week “Mindfulness for Stress and Anxiety” course provides the tools to
minimise the incredible impact that stress can have on our lives. This course
allows participants to build a mindfulness practice with the support of a group
of peers. The relaxing and welcoming environment of the Elysia Therapeutic
Centre offers the perfect surroundings for this process.
There are 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
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.
What can you expect?
Each session includes psycho-education, individual and group activities, guided meditation and discussion. We want you to feel comfortable in the group and you will not be expected to speak in front of others if you find it difficult. Some weeks will include gentle movement. If you are unsure about this exercise, please contact the course tutor before applying and consult your GP prior to commencement.
sessions, there will be home practice which will involve practising the
Mindfulness meditations. To maximise the
potential of Mindfulness, regular daily practice is essential. This requires commitment to both attending
all the sessions and completing home practice.
If you are unsure of your ability to commit to up to 30 minutes of
practice per day then perhaps the timing of this course is not right for you at
the moment. If this is the case, please
contact the course tutor for alternative dates.
In the first
session, you will be provided with a course handbook, a CD recording of
meditations and on completion of the course, a certificate of attendance.
The course is held with maximum of twelve participants and your course
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.
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.
For more information contact Sue Rogers on 07776 084401 or email@example.com