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eight week Mindfulness course in Richmond starting Monday 17th Sept 2018
Join our 8 week Mindfulness course in September 2018 7:00 till 9 PM Come and join us for an introductory mindfulness workshop on the 17th September 2018 if you are interested in the 8 week mindfulness course and would like to participate on a trial basis first. "Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally." Jon Kabat-Zinn This 8 week course is held in a friendly and supportive environment where you can relax and let go of everyday stress. We find that it is particularly useful for those in the caring professions and others with busy work and personal lives who wish to reconnect with what is important to them and learn how to focus and reduce stress and anxiety. Everybody is welcome – why not come to the taster session and try it out! We base our course on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programmes. These programmes have been clinically proven to have a range of positive effects including reducing stress and anxiety. We combine the scientifically proven methods with a fun, lighthearted approach to give you all the skills and inspiration you need to bring mindfulness into your life and improve your physical and mental health. Each 2 hour session includes: Discussions on how to live more mindfully Simple but powerful techniques to bring mindfulness into your life Guided meditations Gentle mindful movement Presentations of the latest scientific research on mindfulness Recorded guided meditations for home practice. We also offer a discount on day retreats for course participants and provide handouts for home study. A more detailed course curriculum can be found here. Mindworks is led by Erik Passig MA CPPT. Erik has been teaching mindfulness for more than 10 years and practicing meditation for over 20 years. He works with schools and health organisations as well as running courses for the general public. Erik is also a UKCP registered psychotherapist using the core process mindfulness based psychotherapeutic approach. The course is facilitated with Jude Cummins who has over 20 years business experience. Jude is now focusing on helping those in stressful workplace environments to benefit from mindfulness. https://youtu.be/GzrTSk8ifEA Meditation is bringing the mind home and reconnecting with who we truly are. In these modern times we often lose ourselves in our thoughts and emotions, and forget our true nature. Bringing mindfulness and awareness to our present experience is a proven way to find more peace and happiness. This course will introduce the essential elements of mindfulness as well as meditation including the physical posture, as well as what to do with the mind. We will cover ways how to find stillness as well as how to access panoramic awareness. We will explore how these simple yet powerful techniques can be integrated with our daily lives. 8 week Mindfulness Course begins on the 17th September 2018 Facilitator: Erik Passig and Jude Cummins cost: £280 Cost: £280 for the 8 week course. Earlybird discount if you book and pay before the 30th July: £250 You are very welcome to come to the taster class before you commit to the whole course (although places on the full course are limited). concession ( to be approved by the organiser) : £190 Sign up for the Taster Class here at Eventbrite: https://mindworks-mindfulness-taster.eventbrite.co.uk or email:[masked] To sign up for the taster or full course email [masked]. For the full course we will send you a booking confirmation together with payment details which can be made by direct bank transfer or cheque. A receipt can be provided later. For further information you can also contact us here: http://www.mindworks1.org

Richmond and Putney Unitarian Church

Ormond Road, Richmond, TW10 6TH · London

What we're about

Public Group

This is a group for people interested in mindfulness, meditation and stress reduction based in west London.

Everybody appreciates those moments when one is truly present and fully absorbed in whatever one is doing . Mindfulness is the art of being present. When our everyday life becomes stressful and distracted, mindfulness helps to restore our sense of balance.

It also enables us to be more naturally efficient and to access our inner resources.

"Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally." Jon Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness is now widely taught in businesses and organisations such as Google, the NHS, state secondary schools, Deutsche Bank and other prominent and cutting edge institutions.

The advantages of mindfulness have been scientifically established and it is rapidly being appreciated by more and more people. Mindfulness is for everybody.We draw on current mindfulness teachings and the wisdom and know-how of the buddhist meditation tradition. Everybody is welcome!

http://www.mindworks1.org

Bio

Erik Passig MA CPPT is a senior mindfulness trainer who has been practicing meditation since the late 1980's. He is also a UKCP registered Psychotherapist and supervisor in mindfulness-based Psychotherapy ( Core Process Psychotherapy). Erik has led courses in mindfulness and meditation internationally, in various settings such as charities, health centers, school and traditional Buddhist environments. He has worked extensively in training others to facilitate mindfulness seminars, and brings humour and simplicity to his work.

Jude Cummins has 25 years of business experience working in consumer insight and consultancy. As well as spending four years as a Senior Civil Servant she has worked for Nestle and Unilever and for a number of consultancies with clients including AQA, Barclays, British Airways, the Cabinet Office and the Department for Education. Jude has recently decided to combine her understanding of consumer and organisational psychology with her personal interest in Mindfulness to re-train and bring the benefits of Mindfulness to organisations. She has a regular meditation practice herself and as well as undergoing training with MindWorks attended the 2015 Oxford Mindfulness Centre's Summer School led by Professor Mark Williams.

Please note: Mindfulness Meditation at Mindworks is an open meetup group for the purpose of practicing and teaching mindfulness meditation. The group does not provide counselling or medical treatment and if you are, or believe you may be, suffering any physical or mental condition, please seek advice from you doctor.

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