Here at Mindful Therapies we practise 3 meditations during our after work sessions, The Body Scan, Breath Awareness and Loving Kindness Meditation.
We believe that these three meditations encompass the foundational attitudes of mindfulness, and together create a well rounded practice that is not only a tool for creating awareness of the self, but also gives you the tools to take what you’ve learnt into your life and out to the world.
In these Three 4-week mini-courses we will explore the three meditations and the attitudes each one helps develop in a clear and accessible way (that’s code for we tone down the hippy stuff). These courses are a perfect introduction for people who have never done any mindfulness before or people wanting to develop a regular practice. Maybe you’ve heard about the benefits of a meditation practice but not sure where to start, or maybe you’ve been coming to the after work sessions and would like to dig a bit deeper into each meditation. Either way there’ll be something for you at these courses.
Each course works as a stand alone course, or you can do two or even better all three.
All bookings for these courses via Happy Yoga, click links below;
Course 1 – Introduction to Body Scan
Wednesday’s 7:30pm-8:30pm | 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th January
In our busy lives where we spend so much time rushing around and using our minds all the time its very easy to become disconnected from the body, and when we disconnect from the body it’s difficult to be present in the moment.
The body scan helps cultivate an attitude of body awareness and everyday mindfulness. Learn how to experience life more fully, one moment at a time, with an attitude of curiosity and non-judgement.
Course 2 – Introduction to Breath Awareness
Wednesday’s 7:30pm-8:30pm | 20th, 27th February, 6th and 13th March
When we live mindlessly we can become a slave to our impulses, reacting against the world and its stresses rather than responding in a calm and equanimous manner. There’s a reason people say to take a big breath when you’re angry and it’s because your breath is a powerful tool when it comes to helping us make positive choices. In this course we will learn how to use the breath to develop stillness and concentration and explore learning to sit with difficulties when they arise with an attitude of acceptance.
Course 3 – Introduction to Kindness Meditation
Wednesday’s 7:30pm-8:30pm | 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th April
Kindness meditation is the most radical and transformative of the three meditations, it is used to develop an attitude of kindness and compassion towards ourself and others. The modern world is hard and many people feel lonely and disconnected from other people which can lead to unhappiness. This course uses kindness meditations and neuroscience to help us to develop trust in ourselves and patience with others to help us garner better relationships with each other and ourselves.