151 Old Hollow, Malvern, WR14 4NW
Malvern Mindfulness “What’s On 2019”
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8 week course
- Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) 8 week course
- People in Pain Practice Group (PiPP)
- Eating with Conscious Awareness (EWCA) two 4 week courses
- Mindfulness Retreats in UK and Europe
- Secular Sanghas
- Day Events
- Bespoke courses for businesses and health services
- One to one mindfulness sessions
Malvern Mindfulness have been offering Mindfulness based health interventions in both group and individual sessions throughout Worcestershire since 2013.
Life today is full of stresses and worries and there has never been a more relevant time to learn skills which can help to keep us well, healthy and feeling more peaceful. Being human we struggle with life's challenges, living at such a fast pace and with such a lot of stresses and this has an impact on our health both physically and mentally.
Being mindful we are choosing to notice the details of our experiences, just as they are in the moment, without judging, or trying to change them in that first instance. Being mindful we are waking up to what our senses are telling us. (Silverton, 2012)
Mindfulness helps us to recognise how we respond "in the moment" leading us to be better able to deal with situations. We often don't recognise the impacts daily life has on us and continue regardless ignoring effects until they have more consequences upon us.
Mindfulness as a health intervention in the west has been available since the 1970s and is a skill which can be learnt by anyone. Evidence suggests that it can, in a relatively short space of time, bring about changes which can mean that we become more emotionally robust, resilient, and less reactive to difficult events. Research shows it can reduce stress and anxiety, reduce relapse of depression, regulate blood pressure, improve sleep, help manage pain, improve a sense of well-being and much more.
Very often we are living our lives on automatic pilot. How many times have you done your commute to work in the daytime and have no recollection of how you've got there, or maybe eaten a meal and not really tasted it, not really connected with food in a way which is helpful.
Mindfulness has its roots in Buddhist practice and although we teach from a secular perspective, we bring a spiritual and compassionate element to the teaching. At its core is kindness and compassion to self and others, so that we can start to heal or work with the difficulties that we face daily.
Malvern Mindfulness is run by:
Jean Nash, RMN(retired), BS(c)Hons, Post Grad(dip), Certificate of Competence teach MBI from the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University.
Sonia Eastwood, RMN (retired), Trained MSC teacher (CMSC in San Diego)
Plus other professional guest teachers as appropriate.
With our professional health background and the professional qualifications of our guest teachers, together with our commitment to ongoing mindfulness training, we offer a safe and compassionate forum in which to learn these new skills.
Please get in touch to find out more.