September 10, 2019 8:15 am - 8:45 am
Mindful Therapies Centre
Lower Ground Floor, British India House, 15 Carliol Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6UF
Join us every Tuesday for 30 minutes of mindfulness practice. Take a pause to settle the mind and prepare for the stresses of the working day.
Donation basis with suggested donation of £3-£5.
This mindfulness meditation drop-in class is aimed at supporting the development of personal meditation practice. The class can be used as a support to existing practice, a starting point your journey or an opportunity to explore whether meditation is right for you at this time.
Mindfulness is a practice to help people understand, tolerate, and deal with their emotions in healthy ways. Furthermore, it helps us to alter our habitual responses by taking pause and choosing how we act. When we are mindful, we experience our life as we live it, moment by moment. Mindfulness brings balance to our experience, as we engage all of our five senses. Through mindfully eating we taste the food we are eating and appreciate it more. We recognize the thoughts we are having and develop skills to manage them more effectively. Consequently, we learn how our minds work, and we are better able to label the thoughts and feelings we are having, instead of allowing them to overpower us and dictate our behavior.
In addition, mindfulness has been shown to have a positive effect on our physical health. Research has shown that regular meditation strengthens the immune system and increases connections in the brain.