What we're about
We host weekly meetups that offer the opportunity (in a friendly, relaxed and informal atmosphere) to engage with meditation practice...and to perhaps deepen or develop your own, existing Mindfulness or meditation practice in the company of likeminded people.
Our meetups are run by Shaun and Jamie of the Nottingham Mindfulness Group (See Here (http://www.meetup.com/Nottingham-Mindfulness-Group-Meditation-Mindful-Living/)), which is an open group for anyone interested in Mindfulness, either as a form of personal spiritual practice or as a practical technique for living a better, calmer, more focussed and more productive life.
The Nottingham Mindfulness Group holds a range of different meetings and events every week that offer the chance to:
• learn more about Mindfulness
• try-out some Mindfulness techniques and methods of Mindfulness meditation
• meet and get to know other people who are interested in Mindfulness (or in meditation in general)
• develop and deepen your own Mindfulness or meditation practice
The Nottingham Mindfulness Group's Regular Weekly Meeting (usually held on Thursday night - See Here (http://www.meetup.com/Nottingham-Mindfulness-Group-Meditation-Mindful-Living/)) is the central event of the week. This includes talks by guest speakers, periods of Mindfulness meditation, film and video presentations, information about Mindfulness events, classes and courses that are happening locally, and the opportunity to chat with other group members socially over refreshments. All are welcome and membership is free. (Although there is a modest admission charge to help cover room hire and other costs.)
All the Nottingham Mindfulness Group's meetings and events are casual and "open", and they provide an opportunity to encounter Mindfulness in an easy and straightforward way. They usually take place in the Nottingham city centre, close to easy parking and full public transport links, including rail.
You can find out more by visiting our website www.NottinghamMindfulnessGroup.co.uk (http://www.nottinghammindfulnessgroup.co.uk/)
You might also want to view our main Group page here on MeetUp.com - Click Here (http://www.meetup.com/Nottingham-Mindfulness-Group-Meditation-Mindful-Living/)
You can also follow us on facebook - Click Here (https://www.facebook.com/NottinghamMindfulnessGroup)
For help or further information about the Nottingham Mindfulness Group or any of its events and activities please contact our Group Organiser, Shaun Glossop:
email: email@example.com | mobile: 07769 574063
Mindfulness is an ancient form of buddhist practice that is today widely recognised as an effective approach for increasing well-being, managing stress, pain and illness, improving our quality of life, improving relationships, and becoming better at whatever we choose to do. By becoming more mindful we can create the conditions that give us greater choice in how we respond to our experiences, thereby enabling us to have a rich and fulfilling life, even in difficult circumstances.
Mindfulness is simple and is for everyone. Whether you want to reduce stress, improve your performance, become a better leader, experience greater well-being, manage pain or change habits that are difficult to break, Mindfulness training and regular Mindfulness practice (even as little as 10 minutes a day) will help.
This meetup is run by the Nottingham Mindfulness Group - See Here (http://www.meetup.com/Nottingham-Mindfulness-Group-Meditation-Mindful-Living/) for more information.
Our meetings are designed to share information about Mindfulness and to offer the opportunity to experience and practice Mindful meditation. Our meetings are not structured to form a progressive course or formal training in Mindfulness, and they do not, in and of themselves, constitute a "Mindfulness-Based" therapy (such as MBSR or MBCT). Our Group publishes and promotes full details of the formal classes and courses in Mindfulness and "Mindfulness-Based" therapies that are available in Nottingham and the wider East Midlands - please ask us for a free copy of this information if it would be of interest to you.
Mindfulness and other forms of meditation are safe and appropriate practices for the vast majority of people and they are proven to offer a wide range of benefits, including the lowering of stress and deep levels of relaxation. Current research indicates that all forms of meditation (including Mindfulness) may be unwise for people with bipolar vulnerability or those who are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD). If you are currently receiving treatment for any form of mental health issue (or have received such treatment in the recent past, or have reason to believe that you might need such treatment), you should consult your doctor or health care professional before engaging with Mindfulness or any form of meditation.