Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness

Mindfulness is defined as the ability to pay attention, on purpose to the present moment in a non-judgemental way (J.K.Zinn, 2017)

Mindfulness Course

Statistic shows that we spend as much as 80% of our waking life on autopilot- this being doing something while thinking about something else, not really in contact with what we are doing, lost in our thought of work, problems, what to do next, what we have just done. Have you ever read a book just to realise at the end of the page that you have no idea what you just read? have you ever talked with someone just to realise you lost half of the conversation?, or driven to a familiar place and have no recollection of the road just done? You were on autopilot. Don’t get me wrong, autopilot can be useful. For example you do not want to reflect on how to stop the car every time you see a red traffic light. However, often our mind spiral into negative thoughts, self criticism or concerns at any time, while doing anything so we miss out on playing with the kids, we are lost for half of our meeting or class or we only enjoy part of our well deserved evening with friend just because our mind is somewhere else. Mindfulness trains the mind to be focused of what is happening in the present, being that good or bad to actually being present into our life. It teaches a new relationship with thought where we can just observe them without having to react to them or even believing them. Because thought are in our heads, we take them for truth, but they are not truth, they are not fact, they are merely thoughts that we can learn to use if and when we want to use them without being overwhelmed them. In our workshop and short Mindfulness courses you will learn more about mindfulness and start practicing it to experience the enormous difference that being present into your own life can make.

5 Weeks Mindfulness for Wellbeing course

The Mindfulness for Wellbeing course aims to provide you with the skills to recognise and manage negative thoughts and difficult emotions that cause you to feel under pressure, stressed and overwhelmed.

We work on skills that allow you to feel more engaged with the world around you in a meaningful and fulfilling way as well as to build and maintain good relationships with others.

Learn to access your inner resources through group discussion, tutoring and practical exercises.

Our next course runs for the five Saturdays in March 2019 1.30 to 3pm @ 189 Lavender Hill, SW11 5TB.

It covers:

1. Introduction to mindfulness including obstacles when practicing
2. Mindfulness for body and mind
3. Mindfulness for anxiety
4. Mindfulness for dealing with difficult emotions
5. Mindfulness for stress

What do I need for this course?
No previous knowledge, skills or experience are necessary to take part. Just please bring a blanket, a meditation cushion and dress comfortably.
How to register:

Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment. To register contact us on:

info@crossroadspsychology.org

Costs:
The course costs £195
We have a small number of concessions for students -low-waged-unemployed (normally £185) – please contact us to discuss.

Early bird booking until 15th February £185

The prices for services are standard rates and apply for many of my clients.

Please view the service page for more information.

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