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Mindfulness For Life

6 Week Course

FORMAT: In-Person

DATES: 10th August - 14th September 2024

TIME: Saturdays 10:00 - 11:30

VENUE: Surrey Holistic, Godalming, Surrey, UK

PRICE: £195pp

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About the course

 

'Mindfulness For Life' is a practical introduction to mindfulness and meditation, and the evidence-based health and welling benefits they provide.

Over the course of 6 weeks you will become proficient at practicing mindfulness, incorporating it into your life in a personally relevant and meaningful way. This involves combining regular meditation with informal 'on-the-go' mindfulness exercises.

Mindfulness can be described as special way of paying attention, staying present and responding skilfully to what’s happening in our lives.

You’ll learn practices, techniques and skills that help to strengthen your resilience, transform your relationship with stress, and cultivate your inner-wellbeing.

The course includes key elements of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), meaning what you'll learn is backed by empirical research.

Mindfulness has been studied extensively over the last 40 years, and the results show that when practiced regularly...

Mindfulness can be very effective for:

  • Reducing Stress
  • Calming Anxiety
  • Preventing Depression Relapse
  • Managing Chronic Pain
  • Taming Worry & Overthinking
  • Promoting Better Sleep
  • Lowering Blood Pressure
  • Bolstering Immune System
  • Increasing Focus & Attention
  • Improving Working Memory
  • Better Cognitive Function
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Being Calmer Under Pressure
  • Developing Patience
  • Enhancing Self-Awareness
  • Compassion For Self & Others
  • Nurturing Stronger Relationships

You don’t have to be experiencing a problem with any of the above to benefit from learning mindfulness.

Many people simply find the practice to be a wonderful way to feel more present and connected to themselves and the world around them - a reliable way to maintain their mental health and resilience.

Who is it for?

 

'Mindfulness For Life' is perfect for you if you are new to mindfulness, or if you have had some experience with it and want to take your practice future.

Maybe you have heard about the many benefits of mindfulness and are curious to discover "what's in it for you". 

Or perhaps you can relate to one of the following statements...

➡️    Stress, anxiety, pain or struggle is preventing you from enjoying life more

➡️    You're easily distracted and find it hard to stay focussed

➡️    You're quick to get frustrated with yourself and / or others

➡️    You feel your days are always frantic and you're just reacting what's going on around you

➡️    You wish you could treat yourself more kindly and be less self-critical

➡️    You feel emotions can often ‘get the better of you’

➡️    You're prone to overthinking and worrying

➡️    It’s hard to 'switch off', even when the busyness has stopped

➡️    You rarely feel satisfied, even when you've got what you wanted

➡️    You want to be more present for family and friends, but find it difficult

➡️    You long to feel happier and more in control of your 'inner-world'

➡️    You’re open to learning new ways of relating positively to your life 

➡️    You’re looking for a truly sustainable approach to authentic wellbeing

 

If you are unsure if attending this course is right for you, please get in touch and I will be more than happy to have a call to answer any questions you might have. Or you can send me a message here.

What to expect?

 

This course has been carefully designed to give you an easy to follow, yet comprehensive, introduction to mindfulness. By attending you will learn to develop a deeply supportive wellbeing practice that can positively serve you for the rest of your life. 

There are two equally important components to the course

  1. The 6 weekly in-person sessions
  2. Daily ‘home practice’ to be carried out between sessions

While mindfulness and meditation is relatively simple to learn, it takes guidance, time and regular practice for the skill / habit of mindfulness to form and for the benefits to strengthen. It is, by nature, a very experiential process.

 

During the sessions:

The weekly in-person sessions are where you will be taught various ways to practice mindfulness, including how to meditated, the different kinds of ‘formal’ meditation, and how to be mindful throughout the day with easy to apply ‘informal’ on-the-go practices.

Each session is based on a theme, and each theme builds upon the last. As the weeks progress you will learn important distinctions and nuances for how to apply mindfulness in a way that is relevant and meaningful to your own life.

Each session will combine teacher-led guidance, group discussions, breakout conversations, and lots of opportunities for you to have your questions answered.

 

Home practice:

As with any skill, mindfulness is developed through consistent application. Therefore, the daily home practice is where the ‘real learning’ takes place and is an important aspect of the course.

While this will vary from week to week, it will typically involve doing some version of a ‘formal’ meditation (initially 10mins and gradually increasing to 30mins), as well as various ‘informal’ exercises that can be carried out in conjunction with your normal daily routines.

Where necessary, you will be given worksheets to help capture your experience with specific exercises. You will also be encouraged to keep a simple, personal journal to record your own reflections, insights and any questions that arise.

 

Before booking, please ensure you are both willing and able to attend each of the sessions, as well as commit the to the home practice.

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Mindfulness For Life (6 Week Course)

Saturdays 10:00am - 11:30am

10th Aug - 14th Sept

ÂŁ195 pp

This course is limited to 14 attendees. Please secure your place early to avoid disappointment. 

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About Paul Dalton

I am a mindfulness meditation teacher, and I take great care to help my clients live with less stress and greater peace of mind, resourcefulness and genuine inner-happiness.

I gained my professional qualification through the UK College of Mindfulness Meditation (Central England College), and I am trained to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MindfulnessUK). I adhere to a strict code of ethical conduct, receive regular supervision, and undertake continuous professional development trainings.

I teach mindfulness in an accessible, compassionate and down-to-earth way, for individuals and groups, either online or in-person in Godalming, Surrey, UK. 

I have an 18+ year background as a personal and leadership development trainer. Having facilitated hundreds of workshops and events around the world, I have found the practice of mindfulness to be the most reliable, impactful and sustainable approach for mental and emotional resiliency.

I originally came to mindfulness to help me deal with significant anxiety, stress and depression, and found it gave me immense relief. Years later, as a much calmer and happier person, I continue to derive a huge amount of joy and benefit from my own personal practice.

While I teach mindfulness in a secular way, my personal practice and study is influenced by Buddhist philosophy. My current mentor spent 12 years as a Buddhist nun at Plum Village, learning from the renowned Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh.

I am deeply committed to helping each of my clients and workshop attendees (both private and corporate) experience the life-enhancing benefits of mindfulness in a way that is relevant and meaningful to them.

With a compassionate, insightful and down-to-earth teaching style, I ensure everyone I work with develops the wellbeing skills and inner resources that can serve them for the rest of their lives.

I would love to teach you how to lessen the impact of life’s difficulties and find a much greater sense of balance, ease and happiness.

 

     The course will be held at

Surrey Holistic

The Barn, Wiggins Yard, Bridge Street, Godalming, GU7 1HL

https://surreyholistic.com/

(near Guildford, Woking, Cranleigh, Farnham, Farnborough, Aldershot, Camberly, Dorking, Worplesdon, Liphook, Shalford, Bramley, Haslemere, Dunsfold, Chiddingfold.)