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Mindfulness for Health 8 week course

MINDFULNESS for Health

         

8 WEEK COURSE

Saturdays   15th February to 5th April 2014

1:30 pm – 4 pm

Venue: Sleights near Whitby

Cost: £40 for material costs including meditation CDs and the course handbook

 

Facilitated by Nicholas Bateson and Farhad Emad

           

This 2.5 hour per week, eight week mindfulness course, is designed specifically to benefit people living daily with illness and pain. The programme is based on the practice of mindfulness meditation, which is progressively explored over the course and which provides a tool kit of resources which individuals can apply to their daily life.

 

We normally react to pain and illness as unpleasant sensations which in turn cause further problems and difficulties both physically and emotionally. We can train ourselves to reduce or overcome this reactive vicious cycle, thus enabling ourselves to choose our responses towards a more creative and well-balanced life.

 

Mindfulness Techniques include:

 

  • Breath Awareness: learning to use breath as an aid to managing pain, stress and illness
  • Body Scan: this helps us to become more aware of the body and more at ease with it.
  • Mindful Movement:  gentle movements helping us to keep our bodies in as good a physical shape as possible and encourage mindfulness when we move
  • Mindfulness of Daily Life: bringing mindfulness into our daily lives allows us to notice our habits and patterns, helping us to choose a more balanced approach to life
  • Mindfulness of Breathing:  a meditation practice that develops awareness of our experience in the present moment

 

If you are interested please contact:

 

Farhad Emad:  T: 01947 810343   | E:  farhademad@tiscali.co.uk

Nick Bateson:  T: 01947 810438  | E:  NGBateson@aol.com    

 

Please Note:

Group size is limited to eight people

Tell the facilitators anything they need to know about your condition so they can support you  during the course

Try to attend all the classes

Let the facilitators know if you cannot attend a class for any reason

You will need to set aside up to 45 minutes per day for practice at home

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