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Mindfulness in Uncertain Times: Half-day Refresher Online (11th April)
Why a Refresher Day?
After completing a Mindfulness course it is often noticed that is can be challenging to maintain a daily practice, therefore this half-day is offered as a way to help you maintain and deepen your practice with the support of the group energy and guidance.
It is also an opportunity to re-connect with your practice in a fresh way by providing yourself with the precious time and space to come back home to yourself and become familiar again with how it is to rest there.
This Refresher will focus on exploring how Mindfulness Practice can help and support us in these turbulent and uncertain times.
We will meet on Zoom. Please contact me to register here and receive the joining instructions, thank you.
Saturday 11th April, 9:30 - 13:00.
£20 - £30 depending on your financial situation, which you can decide on.
Introduction to Mindfulness Online (25th April)
This 1.5 hour workshop will introduce you to some key mindfulness themes and practices and will therefore introduce some theory but the emphasis will be on experiential learning so that you have something to go away and practice with in your daily life. You will also receive an overview of the 8 Week Mindfulness course that I will be running, also online, from the 30th April, details of which you can find below.
This introductory workshop shall be held on Zoom. You will need to register for the workshop here, thank you.
Once registered you will receive information and further details about how to join the Zoom meeting.
Saturday 25th April, 13:30 - 15:00.
This Introduction to Mindfulness workshop is being offered on a donation basis, with suggested donation amounts of £20, £35, £50 or what you can afford, so as not to exclude anyone. If after attending this course you decide to sign up to my 8 Week Mindfulness Course, then whatever you have donated for this workshop shall be deducted from your course fee.
Please use this Paypal Link to donate, thank you.
If you have any questions at all, then please do not hesitate to get in touch here, thank you
Online Eight Week Mindfulness Course (April 30th - June 18th, Rochester, Kent)
Training in mindfulness, like anything needs to be consistent to bring results and that's what a structured eight week course, complete with group work and individual home practice is designed to do. It is perfect for those who are completely new and those looking to commit more to their current practice with the support of the course, the group and an instructor.
The course will provide you with the opportunity to learn a combination of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Cognitive Therapy techniques, through formal and informal practices that can be easily integrated into your daily life, including mindfulness of eating, breath, bodily sensations, thoughts, feelings, sounds and movement, as well as a number of other positive psychology techniques and thought experiments that support the process.
The Course will be supported by
An e-booklet helping you explore and deepen you understanding of the themes covered in your weekly sessions. It will also include weekly Home Practice Guidance and Record Sheets to help you keep track of your progress.
Online guided Audio Meditations to guide and support you in your home practice.
Email support in between sessions with Cesare to discuss or elucidate any points emerging during your home practice.
Certificate of completion (issued only if attendance is 75% or more)
Each of the eight sessions will cover a particular theme
1. Waking Up To Automatic Pilot
2. Living in Our Heads
3.Gathering the Scattered Mind
4. Recognising the Mind's Habits
5. Allowing and Letting Be
6.Thoughts Are Not Facts
7. Taking Care of Our Self
8. Maintaining and Deepening Practice
Please note that this course includes a daily commitment of between 25 - 45 minutes of home practice in-between sessions. The home practice elements are a core feature of these courses, enabling participants to become familiar with them and explore their cumulative benefits. Simply attending the taught components of these courses, although useful, wont allow for the complete experience and benefits the course is designed to provide, therefore it's important you feel that you can make the time.
Prior to the start of the course there will be a questionnaire (to assess prior experience and any physical and/or mental health needs) for all prospective participants to complete and return to see if doing a mindfulness course at this time is the best option for you.
Sessions will be 2 hours and the start time shall be 7:00pm.
Thursdays, April 30th, May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th of June and 4th, 11th and 18th.
*£250 (Payment plans available and sliding scale for those experiencing financial hardship, so please do get in touch )
To book your place now, please follow the PayPal link HERE
You can make a bank transfer (preferred). Please email for details, thank you.
If you have any questions at all regarding the course or payment, then please do get in touch.
*If your circumstances change:
If paying via a payment plan, then your initial deposit will be non-refundable.
If paying via payment plan or in full, then I can offer 100% refund of total payment (minus initial deposit for payment plans) made up to one month before the start of the course or 50% refund of total payment made up to two weeks before the start of the course.
Why Mindful Running?
Running is now one of the most popular forms of exercise in the UK, with studies suggesting a range of benefits for the health of our body and mind, such as helping to prevent obesity, heart disease and high blood pressure, and boosting sleep quality and mood.
In recent years, there has also been a growing interest in mindfulness, with research linking a regular and sustained mindfulness practice with a decrease in the incidence of depression, anxiety and stress, an improved ability to regulate our emotions, and an increase in focus and attention.
RUN:ZEN's Mindful Running combines the benefits of both running and mindfulness into an integrated whole for more enjoyable runs and greater all round well-being whether on the cushion, on the trail or in everyday life.
Please see the website here for more information about upcoming Workshops, Modules, Courses and Retreats throughout the year www.runzen.co.uk