MINDFULNESS TOE DIPPERSATTEND OUR DROP IN GROUPS
This is a regular mindfulness drop-in session for newcomers as well as for those who have been meditating for some time. Regardless of what your knowledge or experience is of mindfulness, you can drop in to meet others who practice mindfulness and meditation. These Friday evening meetings are a great way to reset your mind from working-week mode to a slower weekend gear.
Each session starts with an introduction to the theme for the session. We then watch or listen to a 30 minute recording from an internationally recognised mindfulness teacher, have a discussion on the key learning, and then have a guided meditation practice (20 to 30 minutes). You do not need to know anything about mindfulness or meditation. All you need is a willingness to find out more, give it a go and an openness to listen to other people’s experiences of the practice.
Research shows that regular meditation improves physical and emotional health and wellbeing. The man most credited with bringing secular mindfulness to the west, Jon Kabat-Zinn, defines mindfulness as: “paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally, to the unfolding of experience moment to moment”.
In this video, you can hear Professor Kabat-Zinn describing what mindfulness is. Why not give yourself the opportunity to experience some of these basic mindful skills?
A TYPICAL SESSION
MEET & GREET
Meet the others and welcome newcomers.
Short ‘pause’ and ‘arrive’ meditation.
WATCH 30-MINUTE VIDEO
The mindfulness video will be on the theme for that week and teach a different facet of mindfulness.
Discuss your impressions, responses and learnings from the video and hear from others.
The guided meditation will have a subtle theme of the session.
Discuss the meditation practice and any questions you might have.
How mindfulness can change how your brain looks and works.
Understanding the blues and low moods.
Sometimes lonely? How solitude helps.
The worry trap: Understanding your fears.
A mindful approach to children & young people in your life.
How to live with chronic pain.
DROP-IN SESSIONS FIRST FRIDAY
Our drop-in sessions are the first Friday of every month (except December 9th and January 13th) and the fee is only £5. While the schedule is the same each session, the theme is different so you will learn something new each time you come along.
The first Friday of every month (excluding bank holidays). See the schedule above for any exceptions (e.g. December & January’s sessions will be on the 2nd Friday).
6:15pm until 8pm.