Day & Time:
The drop-in sessions take place the first Friday of every month (2nd Fri in January) at 6:15 until 8pm.
£5 per place. Booking essential due to limited places.
None. Beginners welcome.
90-Minute mindfulness toe-dipper / refresher
This is a regular mindfulness drop-in session for newcomers as well as for those who have been meditating for some time. Regardless of what your knowledge or experience is of mindfulness, you can drop in to meet others who practice mindfulness and meditation. These Friday evening meetings are a great way to reset your mind from working-week mode to a slower weekend gear.
MINDFUL DROP INS
WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?
ABOUT THE SESSIONS
Mindfulness meditation is a practice that shapes and tones the mind. Research shows that regular meditation improves physical and emotional health and wellbeing. The man most credited with bringing secular mindfulness to the west, Jon Kabat-Zinn, defines mindfulness as: “paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally, to the unfolding of experience moment to moment”.
In this video, you can hear Professor Kabat-Zinn describing what mindfulness is. Why not give yourself the opportunity to experience some of these basic mindful skills?
These sessions are held the first Friday of every month from 6:15pm until 8pm. There are a maximum of 12 places so early booking is advised.
We will introduce the theme for the session, watch or listen to a 30 minute recording from an internationally-recognised mindfulness teacher, have a discussion on the key learning, and then have a guided meditation practice (20 to 30 minutes).
You do not need to know anything about mindfulness or meditation. All you need is a willingness to give it a go and an openness to listen to other people's experiences of the practice.
Here are the upcoming themes:
4th November: Different types of mindfulness practice e.g. meditation & 'everyday' mindfulness.
9th December: The mindfulness take on how to discover who you are.
13th January: The links between mindfulness and psychotherapy.
3rd February: How mindfulness can help you develop empathy towards others.
3rd March: The science of Compassion and Self-Compassion.
7th April: Tailoring your mindfulness practice for your changing life.
5th May: How mindfulness changes our brain stucture and functioning.