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Woking Weekly Mindfulness Drop-In
This weekly drop-in class is a teacher led mixture of mindfulness exercises, guided meditations, group discussion and short talks, organised by Guildford Meditation: (http://www.guildfordmeditation.co.uk/mindfulness-in-woking-weekly-drop-in) This group is open to all*, whether you are curious about mindfulness, feeling stressed out, or wanting to support an ongoing mindfulness practice. It's suitable for all levels and no experience is needed. You don't need to bring anything although you are welcome to bring a meditation cushion or bench if you have one (there are plenty of chairs too!). A fee of £8 in cash is payable on arrival to cover the cost of the room, advertising and expenses. *Please read our Attendee Suitability Guidelines (scroll down) before coming along. The Venue is Woking United Reform Church (Lounge Room). Please arrive from 6:45pm for a 7pm sharp start. If you arrive after 7pm, the main door of the building will be locked and you may not be able to get in. Arriving by Train There are 2 exits to Woking station. You will need exit on the car park side adjacent to platform 5. As you exit the station you will see a small M&S Food Store to your right. If you come out of the station on the wrong side, turn right and in about 10 meters, you will find a subway which will take you underneath the station to the car park side. From the car park side of the station, follow the footpath round to the left and then cross over the road to continue straight ahead past and Travelodge onto White Rose Lane. Continue down White Rose lane for approx. 3 minutes and then you will find the Church on your right. Arriving by Car The Church has a small car park however this is often very busy. Other options for parking are either on Heathside Road or in Heathside Crescent Multi-storey (charges apply). FAQ Q: I haven't done any mindfulness or meditation before, is this group suitable for me? A: Yes, the sessions will be a mixture of experiential mindfulness practice and group discussion facilitated by the teacher. The teacher will guide the meditations which means they will explain what to do while you are meditating. The group discussion provides an opportunity to hear about other people's experiences, and the teacher will help make sense of what's happening for the group. All will become clear and you'll get the hang of things quite quickly. Q: Do I have to talk in the group? A: Other than saying your name at the beginning of the session, there is never any pressure to speak within the group. During each session there is an opportunity to talk within small groups (2-3 people) and also the wider group which can be a very beneficial way of learning mindfulness, however this is always a gentle invitation and you never need to talk even in the smaller groups if you don't wish to. Q: What happens in each session A: Each session varies, but a typical session looks like: 5 mins - Short guided meditation to start 5 mins - Introduction and guidelines 15 mins - Guided meditation (e.g. Body awareness or breathing meditation) 10 mins - Small group share followed by teacher facilitated discussion 15 mins - Guided meditation (e.g. Open awareness or walking meditation) 5 mins - Short group discussion 5 mins - Short closing practice Attendee Suitability Meditation and Mindfulness are suitable for most participants; however may not be suitable for those with certain mental health conditions. Please note that this group is not suitable for people actively experiencing substance dependence, PTSD, psychosis or suicidal thoughts. If you suffer from any existing mental health conditions, please check with your doctor or specialist before coming along. In addition, please inform us of any physical, emotional or mental health issues which could affect your participation in the group before the session. All information given will be treated in strictest confidence. Please also note that attendees must be at least 16 years age.

Woking United Reform Church

Woking URC White Rose Ln · Woking

£8.00

What we're about

This group is open to all* whether you are curious about mindfulness, feeling stressed out, or wanting to support an ongoing mindfulness practice. This meetup is organised by Guildford Meditation:

http://www.guildfordmeditation.co.uk/mindfu... (http://www.guildfordmeditation.co.uk/mindfulness-in-woking-weekly-drop-in)

The weekly sessions are facilitated by trained mindfulness teachers and are comprised of a mixture of guided meditations, group discussion and short talks. Our intention is for the group to be open and accessible to all. The content is non-religious (all faiths are welcome) and we have chosen a venue located just 5 minutes walk from Woking train station.

*Attendee Suitability Guidelines:

Meditation and Mindfulness are suitable for most participants; however these practices may not be suitable for those with certain pre-existing mental health conditions. Please note that this group is not suitable for people actively experiencing substance dependence, PTSD, psychosis or suicidal thoughts. If you suffer from any existing mental health conditions, please check with your doctor or specialist before coming along. In addition, please inform us of any physical, emotional or mental health issues which could affect your participation in the group via email or phone before the session. All information given will be treated in strictest confidence. Please also note that attendees must be at least 16 years age.

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