Practising mindfulness can reduce anxiety and help us cope in uncertain times.
Practising in a group can bring renewed motivation, focus and warmth to your practice.
Maintain your mindfulness and learn even more with Mel Wraight. Mel will lead a couple of practices each session with short periods for reflection and discussion in between. This class assumes some basic knowledge or experience of mindfulness practice.
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MBSR: The 8 week course.
Stop the mind spinning, feel calmer, less anxious, more compassionate and joyful. This evidence based, highly effective course is recommended for those who want to develop a mindfulness practice in everyday life. Research shows mindfulness practice helps build resilience to cope with stress and anxiety, worry, pain and chronic illness.
Tuesdays 7.00 – 9.00pm starts: 18th February 2020 – 7th April 2020
at Middle Street Resource Centre, 74 Middle Street, Beeston, NG9 2AR (Middle Street tram stop)
This course includes home practice of about 30 minutes per day. This is a really important component to get the best out of the course and I will encourage you in reaching this goal.
- Introducing mindfulness
- Handling stress
- The power of being present
- Patterns of reactivity to stress
- Responding not reacting
- Stressful communications and interpersonal mindfulness
- Lifestyle choices
- Keeping your mindfulness alive
You will be asked to complete a short questionnaire about your physical and mental health before joining the course. Click “contact me” to request a registration form or ask questions.
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If you want to view the powerpoint from my change resiliency workshop for Nottingham University staff click here:
My five favorite books to bring you sunshine!
There are a few books I have read in my life that I find myself recommending time and again to people. These are the books that I think can make a real difference to how to see and live life. With summer coming and time to read and think I hope you enjoy my selection of 5 books for greater happiness in life.
The Happiness Hypothesis: Jonathan Haidt
Jonathan Haidt draws on ancient wisdom, philosophy and modern psychology to describe what they all agree are the things most likely to make us happy in life. This provides a well-written and engaging manual on how to improve your experience of living. Best of all his style is easy to read and understand.
The Consolations of Philosophy: Alain de Botton.
De Botton is a philosopher for modern times who has turned his attention to many of the difficulties of our lives; mood, love, work, religion, status anxiety and even architecture. In this book he explores the ancient philosophers and draws out wisdom which holds true across the centuries in an accessible and engaging style.
Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food: Dr Jan Chozen Bays
Dr Bays is a medic with a deep understanding of mindfulness. This book helped
me meditate on and understand why I eat what I eat. I love food and this book didn’t tell me t
restrict myself but to pay attention to what really nourishes me and keeps me feeling well. It includes a CD od lovely practices some of which I have adapted and recorded and made available on my website: https://www.stillpointmindfulness.co.uk
The mindful path to self-compassion: Freeing yourself form destructive thoughts and emotions: Chris Germer
Dr Germer is an american clinical psychologist who alongside Dr Kristen Neff has pioneered much mindfulness work in the area of developing self compassion. I use this book to help me with overly self-critical thoughts, thoughts that I am not good enough and with just allowing myself to be human and vulnerable! It helped me understand what self-compassion looks and sounds like.
Hardwiring Happiness: How to Reshape Your Brain and Your Life: Dr Rick Hanson
Rick Hanson is a clinical psychologist who draws on personal and professional experience and his research in neuroscience. This book provides practical strategies to overcome the tendency of the mind to focus on the negative in life and build up our capacity to “take in the good”, however tiny in our day to day lives. I love it!