Mindfulness

When: 18:30 22nd October 2019 – 21:30 22nd October 2019

Starts Tuesday 22nd October 2019 – 6.30pm to 9.00pm

Pat Penney Room Bollington Arts Centre

MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION

Introduction
The 8 week course was developed 30 years ago at The University of Massachusetts Medical School by a team of doctors including Jon Kabat-Zinn. The MBSR 8 week course is an internationally recognised approach to stress and stress related illness, it is now taught in hospital, health, business and education settings as well as to the general public. The course has proved useful for a wide range of people including those living with chronic pain, helping them to transform their relationship with pain in everyday life and reduce their suffering. Before joining the course it is necessary to have a telephone interview with the tutor to check the suitability of the course for your needs.

What you will learn on the 8 week MBSR course

  • Formal meditation practices to support you in developing your capacity to be mindful
  • A range of practices to help you integrate mindfulness into your everyday life
  • Skills to reduce stress including how to recognise the difference between primary stress (that is unavoidable) and secondary stress (our emotional reaction to the original stressor) enabling us to make informed choices
  • Support to develop the skill to listen to and value yourself with kindness, curiosity and compassion
  • We will explore our ability to relax, improve self confidence and strengthen your emotional resilience with mindful awareness
  • Our learning is enriched by practicing once a week as a group, learning that we are not alone in our challenges in life or in learn to practice mindfulness

Content and study materials

  • You will receive 8 weekly lessons
  • All day silent retreat on Sunday at Poynton Community Centre
  • Instruction in mindfulness meditation and gentle movement meditation
  • Learning support to empower you to work in the group and communicate your experiences with others
  • Guidance and support tailored to your individual learning needs
  • Take home assignments to encourage the integration of mindfulness into your daily life
  • Guided practice meditation CDs to support practice at home

Investment
£150 for the 8 week (25 hour) course and all course materials, this is payable before the course begins.

Enrolment
Please email cheshire_mindfulness@outlook.com to enrol as you will need to complete an application form and have a short telephone interview so both of us can determine if the course is suitable for you.

Share this article?

If you find this article interesting, why not share it with your friends?

Email newsletters

Sign-up to our regular newsletters for latest news and events.

Subscribe

Have Your Say

Submit your views and comments here, we’d love to hear from you!

Voice your views

History & Heritage

Read about Bollington’s interesting history and uncover our heritage.

Discover Bollington

Your Council

Read about the latest developments in the Bollington community.

Read more

Contact Us

Need a telephone number? Want to know where we are on the map?

Contact us