What we're about

At its simplest, mindfulness just means to pay attention, a little more closely, deliberately and consciously than we habitually might. It’s not complicated, and is a skill that can be developed with practice and instruction. Mindfulness is nothing new, it has been around for thousands of years and is a natural ‘human state’. It helps us to see more clearly the patterns of the mind, connect with our body and enables us to stay in the present moment, rather than reliving the past or pre-living the future.

For decades now, scientific research has been showing how useful Mindfulness practices are for reducing stress, anxiety and depression. Studies have demonstrated that participating in a Mindfulness-based Intervention program can help people manage a wide range of physical conditions, improve general well-being, and increase joy. You don’t need to be religious or spiritual to learn to practise mindfulness and reap the benefits, it isn’t only useful if you’re feeling stressed or have a mental health problem – it can help all of us enjoy a more wakeful, healthier, happier life. ​

Mindful Herts has successfully introduced mindfulness practices in Hertfordshire communities, schools and work places, by offering:

• A regular monthly silent/guided practice group for anyone interested in Mindfulness.

• 8 week courses to introduce Mindfulness, taught in an accessible and enjoyable way

• M.B.S.R Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction 8 week course

• 1 to 1 Awareness coaching

Contact

Please call Mel on 07939817676 for further information or

email; MIndfulHerts@gmail.com

website; http://www.mindfulherts.com/

Face book; https://www.facebook.com/MindfulHerts/

What recent participants have to say about the introduction course;

Absolutely brilliant introduction to mindfulness - with a mixture of teaching methods, interactive and fascinating. I think everyone should do this course! Mel is a very experienced teacher who walks the walk of mindfulness wonderfully. A real role model for anyone wanting to learn how to be more present and able to cope with busy minds.

Thank you Mel for your recent 8 week Mindfulness course which I attended in Watford! I enjoyed your passion, creativity and enthusiasm along with the great visuals and notes, making it all easy to understand and giving us all inspiration to follow through the valuable practice.

This course was fantastic! Mel is a brilliant and inspiring teacher with a lot of excellent methods to help to impart some new ways of thinking and 'being'. It very quickly helped me to calm my mind and connect with my body - I will continue with this always.

Upcoming events (5)

Yoga and Mindfulness practice

Online event

An invitation to practice mindfulness together on the first Tuesday of each month, will be available on Zoom so all can connect. The session will start at 5.30 but the meeting will be available before this time to log in. After a brief introduction we will practice some mindful movement and exercises, before a relaxation guidance lying down until 6.30. We will then have an opportunity to join in zoom break out rooms to share and connect, then practice continues at 6.45 until 7.30. The practice will be a further opportunity to share and discuss aspects of mindfulness, a guided practice and silence. All welcome, no need to book, if you are new it can be useful to email me in advance [masked] These sessions are for beginners or experienced practitioners, any one who is interested in cultivating an awareness of body and mind. This service is offered free, a suggested donation of £5 is appreciated. Details available when you RSVP or message here or [masked] meeting ID:[masked]

Yoga and Mindfulness practice

Online event

An invitation to practice mindfulness together on the first Tuesday of each month, will be available on Zoom so all can connect. The session will start at 5.30 but the meeting will be available before this time to log in. After a brief introduction we will practice some mindful movement and exercises, before a relaxation guidance lying down until 6.30. We will then have an opportunity to join in zoom break out rooms to share and connect, then practice continues at 6.45 until 7.30. The practice will be a further opportunity to share and discuss aspects of mindfulness, a guided practice and silence. All welcome, no need to book, if you are new it can be useful to email me in advance [masked] These sessions are for beginners or experienced practitioners, any one who is interested in cultivating an awareness of body and mind. This service is offered free, a suggested donation of £5 is appreciated. Details available when you RSVP or message here or [masked] meeting ID:[masked]

Yoga and Mindfulness practice

Online event

An invitation to practice mindfulness together on the first Tuesday of each month, will be available on Zoom so all can connect. The session will start at 5.30 but the meeting will be available before this time to log in. After a brief introduction we will practice some mindful movement and exercises, before a relaxation guidance lying down until 6.30. We will then have an opportunity to join in zoom break out rooms to share and connect, then practice continues at 6.45 until 7.30. The practice will be a further opportunity to share and discuss aspects of mindfulness, a guided practice and silence. All welcome, no need to book, if you are new it can be useful to email me in advance [masked] These sessions are for beginners or experienced practitioners, any one who is interested in cultivating an awareness of body and mind. This service is offered free, a suggested donation of £5 is appreciated. Details available when you RSVP or message here or [masked] meeting ID:[masked]

Introduction to Mindfulness 8 week course (Evening)

Watford Central Library

We will be sharing exercises which enhance our awareness, learning how our mind, body, thoughts, emotions and senses all interact. Practising breathing exercises, walking meditations, mindful eating, body scans, watching film clips and other methods to develop our skills to just be. "Absolutely brilliant introduction to mindfulness - with a mixture of teaching methods, interactive and fascinating. I think everyone should do this course! Mel is a very experienced teacher who walks the walk of mindfulness wonderfully. A real role model for anyone wanting to learn how to be more present and able to cope with busy minds." Reana Each session is 60 minutes, and each participant is encouraged to commit to an average of 10 minutes of daily practice for the duration of the course. (handbooks and recordings will be provided) Cost 90 Per person (Early Bird 75) 45 Concessions Special rates for group bookings (3 or more people). Parents of students learning the .b curriculum or Paws b curriculum with Mindful Herts, can attend for a concessionary rate. Please contact Mel at [masked] for confirmation. Dates September 24th October 1st 8th 22nd November 5th 19th 26th December 10th Who is the course for? It is open to all ages and abilities, from 11 upwards. Young people under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The youngest student on this course was 11 and the oldest 72! What do I need to bring? A pen and an open mind. It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes, and if possible remove your shoes, or bring extra socks. You will receive a handbook in the first week and these have more information about each session and tables to chart your progress and journal you experience. Emails are also sent weekly to share links to film clips and articles of interest. Can I join online? We are planning to be back in the library by September, but will also be sharing the sessions on zoom. What previous participants have said. “This course was fantastic! Mel is a brilliant and inspiring teacher with a lot of excellent methods to help to impart some new ways of thinking and 'being'. It very quickly helped me to calm my mind and connect with my body - I will continue with this always.” Kathy

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Yoga and Mindfulness practice

Online event

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