A structured 8 week programme To Improve Health and Wellbeing in one-on-one or group setting
“Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life.” – Thích Nhất Hạnh
The programme provides a fusion of key elements of the scientifically proven Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), created by Jon Kabat-Zinn, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), developed by Dr Mark Williams and colleagues of the University of Oxford and the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. MBCT builds on MBSR and offers a breakthrough in the clinical treatment of depression, anxiety and emotional trauma. It is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) as a treatment option for relapsing depression.
MBSR is taught to a wide range of patients with stress, anxiety, depression, pain, and many other conditions including rheumatism, cancer, addiction and eating disorders.
- Participants will learn-
- What mindfulness is and how to anchor in the present moment.
- Science behind practicing mindfulness meditation
- Develop awareness of individual’s emotions, thoughts and their link to physical sensations including pain, achieved through various mindfulness practices.
- Awareness of outer surroundings and peering into inner selves.
- Learn to observe the mind’s activity and how to separate from the counterproductive thinking styles – ruminative, habitual and automatic.
- Learn techniques to stop minds chatter.
- Develop awareness of unwanted thoughts, emotions, acceptance and letting go.
- Practices include guided meditations and gentle movements- the formal ways of practicing mindfulness.
- Participants will also learn how mindfulness can be practiced in informal ways.
- They are encouraged to develop their own home practice of mindfulness meditation in between the weekly sessions and maintain a record.
“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Whilst a little bit of stress can be a good thing, constant high levels of stress and anxiety can have a negative impact on health and wellbeing in the long run. Our bodies can stay in a state of heightened alert long after the ‘fight or flight’ response encountered during a stressful situation. The physical manifestations of which can be quite alarming. These include irritability, sleep deprivation, poor memory and a lowered immune response just to name a few.
Mindfulness is a way of cultivating awareness by bringing attention deliberately to the present moment without being judgmental and whilst acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, emotions and thoughts. This encompasses three components of mindfulness – intention, attention and attitudes. The intentions underpinned by attitudinal factors of mindfulness practices are experiencing new possibilities, cultivating observations of minds activity and physical sensations, thoughts and emotions – Accepting and letting them go.
Mindfulness Meditation can be thought of as a mental exercise, where you are working consciously to bring your focus and attention to the present moment. It is also a systematic way of cultivating clarity, focus and understanding our true self.
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