Sunday 2nd Feb
Mindfulness catachup 10.30-12.30
New Oriel Hall
Change your life for ever, learn how to cope with modern life, become calmer, more focused, more energised, more you.
The benefits of mindfulness include:
Less stress and anxiety
Clarity and focus
Increased ability to cope with chronic persistent pain
Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
Un-clutter your mind
Mindfulness for Resilience Health and Well Being
The ability to monitor one’s own and others’ feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guides one’s own thinking and actions.
Emotional Intelligence is recognized by the presence of the following:
1. Self awareness: knowledge of one’s internal states, preferences, resources and intuitions.
2. Self regulation: Management of ones internal states, impulses and resources.
3. Motivation: Emotional tendencies that guide or facilitate reaching goals
4. Empathy: Awareness of others feelings and needs and concerns
5. Social skills: Adeptness at inducing desirable responses in others.
Huw Griffiths Lic Ac is an experienced meditation teacher and delivers Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to individuals, groups, schools and organisations in the UK. A long term meditator who, for over thirty years has attended many Buddhist based teachings and retreats in support of his own personal practice. Huw has attended the teacher training retreat at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at the University of Wales in Bangor. Huw is also a Five Element Acupuncturist who has been in practice for over 30 years, experienced within the field of mind/body/health specialising in working with stress related illness.
Resilience is Mindfulness in Action
Learn the skill of mindfulness at a time that suits you.
I would suggest a personal 1:1 8 week course of 1hr MBSR mindfulness course,
as this has been found to be the most effective time/method of creating the new neural pathways which deliver the stress relief and the calm in the mind.
Learning the mindfulness skill to respond to life's demands is resilience in action.
The 8 weeks need not be weekly but a large emphasis is on the practice in the session and the home practice.
8 Week Mindfulness MBSR
This is based on the Jon Kabat-Zinn course of eight 1hr weekly sessions. This course is dynamic effective and produces profound results.
1. Automatic Pilot. The Body Scan.
2. Calming the Mind. Mindfulness Sitting Meditation
3. Mindfulness in Movement
These three disciplines will become the main stay of the daily mindfulness practice. It is helpful to alternate between them and it is strongly encouraged that you spend between 20 and 40 minutes a day practicing them. A strong commitment to regular practice will support and deepen your mindfulness and help it to flourish and grow.
The following weekly course sessions 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 are designed to help establish the basis of mindfulness within daily life.
4. Coping With Stress
5. Mindful Acceptance
6. Mindfulness in Communication
7. Mindful Lifestyle Choices
8. Your Journey. Maintaining your Mindfulness Skills
How does mindfulness achieve these changes?
Mindfulness training is the self-teaching of conscious awareness in your mind. This is achieved through the concentration and focus of one’s attention, in the present moment, clearly and singularly, holding the focus at will for as long as desired, without employing the judgmental or critical habits of the ‘conscious’ mind.
This practice frees the mind from generating stress, and creates a new perception of spaciousness and ease. This mindfulness practice acts as a brake on the reactive cascading of hormonal responses from the emotional and survival centers of the brain, which, previously, when triggered inappropriately could become habitual, automated and destructive.
Mindfulness is all about practice
Mindfulness is not an intellectual idea or thought. Mindfulness is a skill, a fundamental learning utilizing the plasticity of the long term memory, akin to that of learning the violin or riding a bike. To achieve this new neural pathway, one must practice daily, focusing the mind in the present moment, non-judgmentally. (P Salovey, D Mayer)
The benefit of Mindfulness is to create within the individual, the ability to focus their attention on the awareness of what is actually happening in the present moment, within themselves and to what is happening around them in a wider context.
Learning to focus the mind in this way relaxes the body and mind, improving emotional awareness and intelligence.
The practice of mindfulness is not an escape from life. On the contrary, it is a gateway into the experience of interconnectedness and the interdependence out of which stem emotionally intelligent actions, new ways of being, and ultimately greater happiness, clarity, wisdom and kindness--- at work and in the world.
Mindfulness Catchup Sessions.
Saturday Oct 6th 10.30 -12.30 (£10)
Your mindfulness classes have had a huge impact on me. During one of your sessions last year you talked about ‘changing your own story’. It resonated with me, the simplicity of it. And it set me onto a path of change, a path of self belief but more importantly in finding more balance in my life. Interestingly my family have noticed this change. Luc
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