‘Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose in the present moment and non-judgmentally to things as they are’.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, 1994
Mindfulness is a way of living, by paying more attention to our experiences. This attention is directed towards our thoughts, emotions and body sensations, thus increasing awareness, acceptance and compassion. As a result, we learn how to better manage difficult experiences, be more concentrated, energetic, have more self-confidence and feel more relaxed in our everyday life.
This is an 8-week Mindfulness course, providing the time to address issues calmly and attentively, whilst being aware of the evolution of your Mindfulness skills and understanding.
It is a journey of self-knowledge. You will learn to be more attentive, to your surroundings as well as to yourself – your thoughts, your emotions, your whole body. It is another way of living, where, through knowledge and meditation, you learn to better manage stress, pain or sadness and therefore increase your wellbeing.
The topics to be explored during the course are:
Week 1: Shifting from living in autopilot to living consciously and deliberately
Week 2: Another way of knowing – distributing our attention
Week 3: Back to the present
Week 4: Replacing avoidance with interest – exploring our thoughts
Week 5: Allowing things to be as they are
Week 6: Recognising our emotions and accepting them as they are.
Week 7: Compassion and self-compassion
Week 8: Planning a future, living mindfully
By: Daphne Christofides
Limited spaces available!