“I’m much more able to cope with difficult experiences and situations. I’m able to react in a much calmer manner and not catastrophise so much”
Louise, March 2020
Stressful things happen to all of us and often we can’t do very much about them. Mindfulness helps us to deal with stressful situations by coming back to what’s happening right now. Ok, so you might still be under pressure to get that job done, you may still be stuck in that traffic jam or the weather may be awful – again! But that’s all.
Mindfulness will help you discover that you don’t have to live with all the unhelpful thoughts and feelings that our minds tend to throw up in reaction to stressful experiences. Mindfulness practice doesn’t get rid of problems – while we’re alive we’ll always have problems – it helps us to change our relationship with them.
Benefits regularly reported by students completing this course include:
– feeling less stressed
– better sleep
– less physical tension
– ruminating less
– feeling more connected to others
– better able to manage challenges when they arise
– greater quality of life.
Courses are 8 weeks long and are currently running online. Students receive a pack of CDs/audio downloads of guided meditations for home practice, a copy of The Little Mindfulness Workbook by Gary Hennessy, and a home practice journal.
“I have felt an inner calmness developing. I have realised how important self-care is and have plans to ensure I continue my own self-care. I’m pacing myself and appreciating more of what I used to take for granted.”
Linda, November 2020
“I have a better sense of how to ‘be’ in the moment, how to be present and experience the world around me rather than being in my head always planning and always doing and planning”
Julie, March 2020
“an excellent eight week course that I would be very happy to recommend to others”
Ian, November 2018
“By practising what we learnt I have become calmer and am beginning to feel happier too. Thank you for the opportunity to do this course”
Lorna, November 2017
Next online course starts January 2021 and is FREE for Oxfordshire residents. Book your place by contacting Jo at The Mix: firstname.lastname@example.org/07768 767787