Mindfulness is simply the practice of focusing our awareness on the present moment – and it comes with a whole host of benefits to our wellbeing.
We’ve developed this group to provide an overview of some of the key mindfulness themes and practices so that you can start incorporating them – and reaping the benefits – in your everyday life.
Key themes covered in the course
Each of the sessions will explore a core theme:
Understanding the mind’s natural tendency to be scattered and to wander and how we can train it to create choices around where we put our attention.
- Exploring different ways of being and knowing, and recognising how much of our experience is shaped by thought.
- Exploring other, more experiential observing modes and how we can use them to help us flourish over time.
- Recognising the difference between reacting and responding, and developing ways we can create space in order to make choices between them.
Mindfulness group therapy - what to expect
All of the sessions are group-based, and involve a combination of teaching, mindfulness practices, and discussion. Each session builds on the learning and experience from the previous session.
The course takes place over 3 weekly sessions, lasting 1 hour each.
- Each session will involve guided meditation practices.
- Each practice – or exercise – will be followed by a review of what you and/or the other group members experienced or discovering during the practice.
- Each session is followed by suggestions for personal practice.
- This includes both recommended guided practices and also new ways to cultivate mindfulness in everyday life.
- You’ll be provided with guided practices and written material to support each session.
Frequently asked questions
This course is designed for anyone interested in exploring some key mindfulness themes and practices. It is suitable for you if:
- You are new to mindfulness
- You have tried mindfulness before – perhaps listened to an app or read a book – and you’d like to take the next step