Mindfulness and meditation, weekends, introductory sessions, private sessions and group classes. All available in the Gloucestershire & Oxfordshire Cotswolds.
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Mindfulness & Meditation Weekends
In Cirencester at the Cotswold Academy.
Summer weekend, Cotswolds
Saturday 14th July 9.30am – 3.30pm and Sunday 15th July 2017 – 10am – 4pm – 2 places remaining
Autumn Weekend, Cotswolds
Saturday 28th October 9.30am – 3.30pm & Sunday 29th October 2017 10am – 4pm – This weekend is now fully booked.
Our mindfulness and meditation practitioner course is designed for both those who are new to the practices and for those who have some experience. All are welcome.
You will spend 2 days being gently guided through various mindfulness and meditation practices. These may include working with the breath, sound, visualisations, body scan (yoga nidra), mindful movement and meta as a few examples. We also seek to understand the practices and why they work, exploring the science as well as the philosophy behind them.
During the practices you either sit, stand or lie depending on the exercise. And in between the exercises there is the opportunity for discussion, sharing and questions. Please contribute as much or as little as feels right for you.
The cost of this weekend is £145.
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To reserve your place please e-mail Amanda@caring-therapy.co.uk
If you have any questions please e-mail Amanda@caring-therapy.co.uk or call my mobile, 07530 668876. Please leave a message if I’m teaching and I’ll call you back.
Introduction to Mindfulness & Meditation
If you’re not sure if Mindfulness & Meditation is for you, why not join us for an introductory session?
Saturday 10th June I’ll be in Cheltenham at the Isbourne Holistic Health Centre, 9.15am – 10.45am
Book this session with the Isbourne on 01242 254321
Ongoing Classes in Bampton Community Centre- Thursday 11am – 12 noon
If you have attended a course (either with me or run by someone else) and would like to continue exploring mindfulness meditation and supporting your practise, please come and join us on a Thursday morning. We’re a small, friendly group that likes to put the kettle on.
£8 per class or payable by term.
Please e-mail or call, 07530 668876, for term dates.
Tailored 1:1 sessions or take the introductory course privately. Available at the Community Centre in Bampton.
Please e-mail or call, 07530 668876, for details.
What happens in a class?
During your class you will be gently guided through various mindfulness and meditation practices. These may include working with the breath, sound, colour, visualisations, bodyscans, mindful movement and meta as a few examples. We quietly sit, lie or stand during the exercises and inbetween the exercises there is the opportunity for discussion and sharing. Please contribute as much or as little as feels right for you. I also read quotations, poems and other readings that are relevant and helpful to our sessions.
What do I need to bring?
You are very welcome to bring a drink or a blanket with you if you wish. If you use a meditation stool, cushion or mat at home, please do bring it along with you so that you are comfortable. You can either sit in a chair or on a meditation cushion on the floor during our sessions. Sometimes we will do an exercise lying down on mats and if you don’t have a mat, you are very welcome to borrow one. If lying down isn’t comfortable for you then you can sit in one of the large comfortable chairs that are available.
If you’d like to know more about the classes or have questions about their suitability please call or e-mail. I may be treating or teaching so please leave a message and I will get back to you. 07530 668876 or Amanda @ Caring-therapy.co.uk
What is mindfulness & meditation and how does it help me?
Mindfulness is being in the moment (or being present) and knowing what’s happening while it’s happening. Bringing non-judgemental awarement to the present moment. So, we can be mindful in all aspects of our lives. In order to meditate we must be mindful, aware of mind and body.
Mindfulness and meditation have been scientifically proven to have many benefits and we’ve included a few below.
- Reducing stress and anxiety
- Improving focus and concentration
- Managing anger
- Teaching us to respond rather than to react
- Managing pain
- Improving communication
- Creating feelings of calm and relaxation
Here’s the link to NHS website page on mindfulness. NHS Website (Opens in a new page)
There will be certain circumstances when this type of class is not suitable for you, such as a recent bereavement. Please get in touch if you’re not sure, I’m here to help.
Mindfulness & meditation in the Gloucestershire & Oxfordshire Cotswolds