This Taster session with Veronika is an introduction to mindfulness and orientation to the Mindfulness courses.
FREE – REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
Date: 5 November 2017
Time: 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Location: The Heath, Finchley Rd NW6
Cost: donation welcome
Space is limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Registration closes on Friday, Nov 3 noon. Location details will be provided after registration.
Mindfulness means paying attention, in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally. ~Jon Kabat-Zinn
INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS – “TASTER” WORKSHOP
This workshop is an introduction to mindfulness and orientation to Mindfulness courses.
You will learn what mindfulness is, and explore how it can help you deal with stress, anxiety, negative thoughts and difficult emotional patterns in everyday life. You will be guided through some mindfulness meditation and learn some techniques to reduce tension and relax that you can apply in daily life.
The aim of this workshop is to give you a taster or what mindfulness feels like in your own experience. It will also be an orientation to what happens on a Mindfulness course so that you can make a decision if a course is right for you. There will be time to ask questions.
No previous experience required.
If you are unsure whether this course is for you or have any questions please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Why practice Mindfulness Meditation?
Mindfulness Meditation is a practice for the mind that allows us to hone our perception, clear our awareness and open our heart to fully experience this moment.
Research shows that regular meditation fosters physical and emotional health and wellbeing. It strengthens the immune system, helps reduce stress and anxiety, stimulates attention and focus, enhances creativity, cultivates compassion, improves productivity and increases performance to mention but a few benefits.
Mindfulness, in a simple way, can be described as noticing what you are doing whilst you are doing it with kindness and care. It is a particular way of paying attention, not limited to but part of the meditation practice. It is the mental faculty of purposefully bringing awareness to one’s experience. Mindfulness can be applied to sensory experience, thoughts, and emotions by using sustained attention and noticing our experience without reacting.
Mindfulness creates space, changing impulsive reactions to thoughtful responses. The practice aims at helping you to establish a mindful way of living.