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 you deal with every-day worries and strains, specifically to equip you 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:
- Orientation. Introduction
- Meditation and Mindfulness and Physical Pain
- Emotional Stress, Anxiety and Depression
- Role Stress and Time Pressure
- Taking Care of Yourself
- Elevated Function
- Changing Your Life
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 course are:
From Tuesday the 10th of September to Tuesday the 29th of October. Each session will start at 7.30 at the Orchard Park Community Centre in Cambridge.
Cost: £120 for the 8 weeks (it includes all the course material, the recorded guided meditations for you to practice at home and ongoing support even after the end of the course). My commitment to you is quite simple, for as long as I am a meditation and mindfulness teacher you will always be able to contact me and I will answer any questions you have on meditation and mindfulness as fully as I am able.
Discount of £20 when you bring a friend.
Students, low wage and unwaged, please contact me as I am more than happy to try to accommodate everyone.
Payment: A deposit of £30 secures your place. Full payment should be made before the start of the course. Payments can be made by PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org) or online bank transfer (please contact me for bank details). Instalments are accepted (please contact me to discuss)
Please note that generally mindfulness and meditation isn’t normally helpful for people with mental conditions such as paranoia or schizophrenia, and may make such conditions worse. If in doubt about this please double check with your doctor.