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8 Week Mindfulness Training

What is Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a life skill which can deepen our sense of well-being and fulfilment. It is paying attention to what is happening in our moment to moment experience, with a sense of openness and acceptance. When we are mindful we are in touch with ourselves and others around us. It allows us to freshly experience our thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and life as we find it.

Being mindful is a natural and an intuitive way of being present, which leads to feeling more connected, real and alive. Mindfulness can

  • increase your inner calm and mental capacity
  • improve concentration and clarity of thinking
  • diminish low mood and anxiety
  • reduce stress and enhance wellbeing

Overview of the course

Mindfulness is a state of being that is accessible to every one of us, and it is also like a muscle that we can develop through training. The aims of the course - as developed by the Mindfulness Association - are to help you to develop an in-depth personal experience of mindfulness and to build the foundations of a sustained personal practice, with a view to applying this in your life and perhaps also in your professional work. The course over 8 weeks consists of seven two-hour evening sessions, and one full day at week 6.

 

Trainer

Jane Dallas Ross is a Psychotherapist and Mindfulness Trainer. Having worked both in the NHS and privately, her own mindfulness practice has developed through the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and the Mindfulness Association, Alistair Wilson in the NHS. She now teaches Mindfulness in various settings.

www.chooseself.com

 

Programme

The course is primarily experiential. Each evening session will include different mindfulness exercises as well as some theory, and a chance to share and reflect on our own experience.

We would like to invite you to immerse yourself as best as you can in this process. This also means that we would like to invite you to commit to around 30 - 40 minutes of daily mindfulness practice at home for the duration of this course. To aid this, participants will receive a Mindfulness Manual and a CD containing various guided exercises.

 

This course is suitable for people who are new to mindfulness and for those who would like to deepen their meditation or mindfulness practice.

 

Dates and times:

Thursday evenings: 7pm - 9pm; October 23rd and 30th, November 6th,
13th, 20th and 27th,  December 4th and 11th. The  whole day session will
be on Saturday 29th  November, 2014. NEW: The next eight week
mindfulness course will begin on 23rd October.


Place: Kagyu Samye Dzong Glasgow, 7 Ashley Street, Glasgow G3 6DR

Costs: £175 for the whole course, including a manual and a practice CD

 

For more information or to book,

please email info@chooseself.com 
   www.chooseself.com

(or phone 07721-014-88007721-014-880)