Mindful self-compassion course starts 24th October 2019

Mindful self-compassion course starts 24th October 2019

This 8 week course is a journey to greater self acceptance. It is therapeutic but not therapy. It uses mindfulness and meditation but does not require you to already have these skills.

Self-compassion is not soft, weak, self-pitying, self-centred or selfish. It is the heart of the truly strong and resilient individual. From self-compassion arises compassion for others, bottomless strength and the freedom to be authentic, to be yourself.

I have been working for the last 8 years towards teaching this course. Learning self-compassion has been the single most healing influence in my life. Two years ago I undertook the self-compassion intensive course for myself with its co-creators Chris Germer and Kristin Neff in the Netherlands. Since then I have been teaching many of the practices in my day to day mindfulness work. Having just completed the full teacher training course I am finally going to bring it all together to teach this powerful course for the first time in Beeston, Nottingham. I will create a safe environment to guide you through practices designed to accept yourself just as you are and build greater inner strength.

If you are in any doubt about your levels of self-compassion currently have a go at this test developed by Kristin Neff who has been researching self-compassion for more than a decade.

The course contents

  • Week 1: Discovering mindful self-compassion
  • Week 2: Practicing mindfulness
  • Week 3: Practicing Loving Kindness
  • Week 4: Discovering your compassionate voice
  • Week 5: Living Deeply
  • Week 6: Meeting difficult emotions
  • Week 7: Exploring challenging relationships
  • Week 8: Embracing your life

Course dates: Thursday 24th October – Thursday 12th December 6.30-9pm each week. There will be a half day retreat at a weekend included, date to be decided by majority vote, but likely to be around 23/24 November or 30/1 December.

Cost: £270 

Places are limited: group size will be between 12-15. Book now or contact me for more information.

You will be asked to complete a short questionnaire before joining the course to make sure the course is safe and suitable for you at this time.

You will need to get a copy of the book to accompany the course: https://amzn.to/2SRUlgp

 

 

New course starts 24th September 2019

New course starts 24th September 2019

NEW COURSE based on the bestselling book and developed by clinical psychologists at Oxford University.

The “Finding Peace in a Frantic World” course is designed especially to make mindfulness accessible to even the busiest people! Maximum benefit with short practices of around 10 minutes.

This is an 8 week course to help you achieve a mindfulness practice compatible with a busy life which still helps you feel calmer, clearer and more in control. 8 weekly meetings of 1-1.5 hours duration plus short daily practices at home. Taught in a small group setting.

Starts Tuesday 24th September 2019, 7-8.30pm (final week 12th November 2019)

 

The course will cover:

  • Week 1 Waking up to the autopilot
  • Week 2 Keeping the body in mind
  • Week 3 The mouse in the maze
  • Week 4 Moving beyond the rumour mill
  • Week 5 Turning towards difficulties
  • Week 6 Trapped in the past or living in the present?
  • Week 7 When did you stop dancing?
  • Week 8 Your wild and precious life

Cost:  £180  

Venue: Middle Street Resource Centre, 74 Middle Street, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2AR

Please note: this course is for 18+ and you will be asked to complete a short questionnaire to make sure it is suitable for you at this time.

You will need to get a copy of the book to accompany the course: http://bit.ly/bookFPinFW

 

Mindful Retreat Days for 2019

Mindful Retreat Days for 2019

Rekindle your practice

Get away from it all

Deepen your understanding of mindfulness

A one day retreat will give you an opportunity to experience the major practices of mindfulness in a supportive group atmosphere. With periods of silence this day can help you connect with yourself and a meditation practice in a way that feels profoundly nourishing and supportive.

It is suitable for most including beginners who have done a little reading or begun to investigate mindfulness in some way, up to experienced mindfulness practitioners. If in doubt please contact me for a friendly chat.

You will be asked to complete a short questionnaire about your physical and mental health before joining the day.

COST: £65 includes delicious lunch and all refreshments

NEW DATES

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at Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens, Nottingham

The days will include some or all of the following depending on the focus of the day:

  • Sitting meditations
  • lying down meditations
  • mindful eating
  • mindful walking/drawing
  • mindful movement
  • learning two mindful superpowers!

Booking and payment for 8 week course is required in advance.

Friday drop-in class can be paid for at the time.

You can also learn mindfulness one to one with me.

Mindful Meditation Drop-in Class

Mindful Meditation Drop-in Class

at Middle Street Resource Centre, Middle Street, Beeston (Middle Street tram stop)

Fridays: 11am-12noon

COST: £7

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 week with short periods for reflection and discussion in between. This class assumes some knowledge and experience of mindfulness practice.

To book in advance please email: thestillpoint@gmx.com or just turn up!

Free parking is available behind the centre.

Free Mindfulness taster sessions

Free Mindfulness taster sessions

Tuesday 23rd July 2019 6-7pm

Tuesday 20th August 2019 7-8pm

Thursday 26th September 2019 7-8pm

FREE, fun and experiential introductions to mindfulness with Mel Wraight- no need to book -just turn up!

What it is and how it could help you! Each session stands alone as an introduction.

Venue: Middle Street Resource Centre, Beeston, NG9 2AR

0754 5577 077

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: 8 week MBSR

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: 8 week MBSR

The gold standard 8 week course

This course in recommended for those who want to develop a mindfulness practice in everyday life and is particularly good for coping with stress and anxiety, pain and chronic illness.

COST: £210

Tuesdays 7.00 – 9.00pm starts: 30th April 2019

at Middle Street Resource Centre, Middle Street, Beeston (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.

Course content:

  • 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 get your registration form.

Please contact me in advance to book.