“Handle your mind like a skillful rider of a horse, neither to tight or too loose a rein” Zen Saying.
Mindfulness is defined as “the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally, to things as they are, with kindness.”
This site offers an opportunity to explore the many benefits of upgrading our brain for more choice, wellbeing, creative, effective and joyful habits. In practicing mindfulness we release automatic outdated modes of thinking. Mindfulness and Mindful meditations are ways of training ourselves to be aware, focused, open minded, curious, joyful, observe our difficulties, ride the waves of change in our lives, and be present in our life as it is. This site offers Mindfulness based Stress reduction and Cognitive therapy as approaches to increasing wellbeing.
BY SPECIAL REQUEST
Belinda’s next course in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8 week program will run over 4 Sundays from The London Mindfulness Project in Fitzroy Sq, London! Yippee!
BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT: http://www.londonmindful.com/8-week-mindfulness-course-mbsr-sunday-dr.html
DATES: Sundays 21. August – 16. October 4.30-8.30pm
Session 1: 21. August
Session 2: 4. September
Session 3: 18. September
Session 4: 16. October
FULL DAY RETREAT: 2. October (10.00-16.00)
FORMAT:4 Sessions + Retreat
DATE: Starts Sunday 21st August 2016
LOCATION6 Fitzroy Square
Look forward to seeing you there!
Mindfulness has developed and gain well deserved positive attention over recent years as a tried-and-tested method of reducing stress, and stress related illness, pain, anxiety, depression, aging, cancer, pregnancy and postnatal depression, fertility issues, ADHD, mental health issues, childhood anxiety as well as increasing coping with challenges in our daily lives, workplace, creativity, relationships, leadership. By helping us to focus our attention on what is, in the present moment and not getting swept up in worrying or negative thoughts about the past or future, we are learning to enjoy, be grateful and compassionate with what is here now! A regular practice can help us to:
• Learn to cope better with the pressures, changes and challenges of our busy culture.
• Witness our thoughts, feelings and behaviours and cultivate a new perspective on them to reduce suffering and emotional turmoil.
• Learn how our brains and nervous system work in adding to stress and upgrade them with mindfulness for soothing, calm, wise actions and contentment. Practice balanced thinking and actions.
About the course:
The MBSR and MBCT are recognised, evidence based and established mindfulness courses, taught all over the world, that changes our perspective to cope better with the difficulties and challenges that our life presents, illness, anxiety, stress, depression and anxiety. This eight-week life-skills course combines experiential mindfulness practices with the latest tools and techniques of neurosciences, psychology and the study of wellbeing. It will include mindfulness meditation practices, gentle stretching and movement, group dialogue and discussion, individually tailored instructions and home assignments. The course consists of eight, two-hour sessions. The full-day retreat will be uniquely designed as an exercise in incorporating mindfulness into the flow of life and will include a variety of guided practices, a silent lunch and an afternoon of meditation.