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+)

Join "Introduction to Mindfulness Course" (8 daytime sessions)

Watford Central Library

We will be sharing exercises which enhance our awareness, learning how our mind, body, thoughts, emotions and senses all interact. Practicing 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 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 concessionary rate. Please contact Mel at [masked] for confirmation. Dates Tuesday 5th February Tuesday 12th February Break Tuesday 26th February Tuesday 5th March Break Tuesday 19nd March Tuesday 26th March Break Tuesday 9th April Tuesday 16th April 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. 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

Introduction to Mindfulness Course

Watford Central Library

Join this simple introduction to mindfulness course, open to all ages and abilities. "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 We will be sharing exercises which enhance our awareness, learning how our mind, body, thoughts, emotions and senses all interact. Practicing breathing exercises, walking meditations, mindful eating, body scans, watching film clips and other methods to develop our skills to just be. Each session is 60 minutes, and each participant is encouraged to commit to an average of 10 minutes daily practice for the duration of the 8 weeks. (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 concessionary rate. Please contact Mel at [masked] for confirmation. Where and When? Watford Central Library 11.00am to 12.00am Tuesday 5th February Tuesday 12th February Break Tuesday 26th February Tuesday 5th March Break Tuesday 19nd March Tuesday 26th March Break Tuesday 9th April Tuesday 16th April 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. What previous participants have said. "This week lesson was very interesting. I learnt so much about stress. I didn’t know all those signs. The mindfulness is going very well. I would describe it as my mind being more awake and and can think more clearly. Very helpful." Lubka Participant 2018 "I liked everything, it was one of the best things I took part, the teacher really good, the course was very well structured and easy to understand." Claudio Participant 2018 You can find further information about Mindful Herts https://twitter.com/MindfulHerts https://soundcloud.com/mindful-herts https://www.facebook.com/MindfulHerts/ https://www.instagram.com/mindfulherts/ https://www.meetup.com/Watford-Mindfulness-Meetup

Drop in Mindfulness Meditation Practice

Watford Central Library

Welcome, if you are a beginner or an advanced mindfulness practitioner, This is a relaxed secular community group meditating together. Practice begins at 6.30 with some mindful movement, gentle stretches or walking followed by some readings and guidance. We will be holding at least 15 minutes in stillness and silence, Doors open at 6.00 for a chance to socialise and catch up before we begin, and also to answer any questions for participants for which this will be a new experience. Refreshments are available before and after session. £5.00 per person, suggested donation. Theme for this month Beginners mind

Introduction to Mindfulness Course (Evening)

Watford Central Library

Join this simple introduction to mindfulness course, open to all ages and abilities. "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 We will be sharing exercises which enhance our awareness, learning how our mind, body, thoughts, emotions and senses all interact. Practicing breathing exercises, walking meditations, mindful eating, body scans, watching film clips and other methods to develop our skills to just be. Each session is 60 minutes, and each participant is encouraged to commit to an average of 10 minutes daily practice for the duration of the 8 weeks. (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 concessionary rate. Please contact Mel at [masked] for confirmation. Where and When? Watford Central Library Thursday 7th February Break Thursday 21st February Thursday 28th February Thursday 7th March Break Thursday 21st March Thursday 29th March Break Thursday 12th April Thursday 19th April 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. What previous participants have said. "This week lesson was very interesting. I learnt so much about stress. I didn’t know all those signs. The mindfulness is going very well. I would describe it as my mind being more awake and and can think more clearly. Very helpful." Lubka Participant 2018 "I liked everything, it was one of the best things I took part, the teacher really good, the course was very well structured and easy to understand." Claudio Participant 2018 You can find further information about Mindful Herts https://twitter.com/MindfulHerts https://soundcloud.com/mindful-herts https://www.facebook.com/MindfulHerts/ https://www.instagram.com/mindfulherts/ https://www.meetup.com/Watford-Mindfulness-Meetup

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Drop in Mindfulness Meditation Practice

Watford Central Library

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