Meditation and Mindfulness for Wellbeing Course

Meditation and Mindfulness for Wellbeing is an 8-week long course which provides an introduction to meditation and mindfulness and how these can boost physical and mental wellbeing. The course is designed to help people deal with every-day worries and strains, specifically to equip them with tools to deal with stress, anxiety, emotional pain and other modern living issues, and, ultimately, to achieve a greater sense of wellbeing and vitality.

This course blends traditional Zen with secular scientific research. All the practices are very simple and incredibly effective and for this reason, the course is highly practical and the practices can easily be incorporated into your daily life. Here is what people who attended in the past said about their personal experience with the course.

The benefits of meditation and mindfulness are numerous as shown by more and more researches and studies such as this one for example (https://www.mindful.org/five-ways-mindfulness-meditation-is-good-for-your-health/).

Over the course, we will explore a variety of topics including:

  • Stress and time pressures
  • Physical pain
  • Difficult emotions
  • Taking care of yourself and nurturing your wellbeing
  • Living at an elevated level of function

The meditation techniques that we cover include:

  • Body Scan
  • Counting the breath
  • Following the breath
  • Mindful movement including walking meditation
  • Mindful living
  • The practice of presence

The outline of the course is as follows:

Week 1. Orientation. Introduction to the course and practicalities. What are meditation and mindfulness?
 
Week 2. Stress. In this session, we are going to introduce the concept of stress, its impact on our lives and what we can do to reduce it to improve our wellbeing
 
Week 3. Meditation and Mindfulness and Physical Pain. With almost no exception, everybody will experience physical pain in their life. How a meditative approach to physical pain can help us to deal with it better?
 
Week 4. Emotional stress, Anxiety and Depression. Emotional responses such as stress, anxiety and depression are rooted in the animal level of our being. How mindfulness is an effective way to deal with them?
 
Week 5. Role Stress and Time Pressure. As we live, work and act in the world we inevitably play particular roles which can end up being stressful. Time pressure, or lack of, can also be a major source of stress. What to do?
 
Week 6. Taking care of yourself. Mindfulness and meditation help to develop awareness and resilience so that we can cope better with life’s adversities. Let’s see how
 
Week 7. Elevated function. Meditation can take you further than stress-proofing and preventing ill health on mental and physical levels – it can boost or elevate the function of your body-mind beyond normal levels. How?
 
Week 8. Changing your life. Meditation and Mindfulness will help you live a longer life and enhance your level of health and wellbeing. What can we do to keep going this way?

The course is based on the mindfulness for wellbeing program as taught and run by Zenways. It is accredited by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA), meaning that it has a globally-recognized credential in the field of mindfulness instruction. The course is not Buddhist, spiritual or religious and does not require you to be anything but curious to explore your own development.

The next Meditation and Mindfulness for Wellbeing courses are:

From Tuesday the 14th of January at 7.00pm until Tuesday the 3rd of March

From Wednesday the 15th of January at 1.00pm until Wednesday the 4th of March

Cost: £120 for 8 weeks plus all the material and the audio meditation recordings. Payments can be made via PayPal (rbonaiti72@yahoo.it) or via bank transfer (please contact me for details – rbonaiti72@yahoo.it)