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Drawing, painting, photography, journaling and writing are naturally mindful activities. Creative activities are an amazing way to enhance your capacity for focus, concentration, peace and calm through natural mindfulness. It’s ideal for those who find it hard to meditate, sit still or those who want to explore their creativity.

Each week we will start with a 15-minute guided meditation and then spend the next 45-minutes being creative. Mindfulness is an excellent way to enhance our creative skills and the both go hand in hand together, as creative activities can enhance our Mindfulness practice. I will be also referring to the book and exercises from "Let The Crazy Child Write (https://amzn.to/2zA2InH)" by one of my teachers Clive Matson.

Perhaps you have an unwritten novel in you, or a book of poetry, or just want to make writing, journaling, drawing or photography a regular habit?

All materials provided, but please do feel free to bring your own journal. We will explore different aspects of Mindfulness and Creativity but we will mostly be covering the following -:

• Weekly, Guided Mindfulness Meditations

• Express Yourself Through Creative Writing, Poetry And Journaling

• Draw, And Awaken Your Inner Artist

• Explore Mindful Photography

• Deepen Your Connection With Nature

• Access Your Creative Unconscious And Find Your Creative Voice

For more information, and a free 38-Page Mindfulness eBook, check out my website at https://sunlightmind.com

*Please note there will be no class on the 25th December 2018 or 1st January 2019.

We are all creative beings and have unique talents and skills.

We will also have regular Monthly Mindful Walks in and around Botanic Gardens, River Kelvin and Kelvingrove Park

Thanks, Dave

Upcoming events (2)

April Mindful Walk - River Kelvin

Kibble Palace, Glasgow Botanic Gardens

A mindful walk is an excellent way to clear your mind of clutter and restore your sense of focus. ... Incorporate mindful walking into your daily life in as little as 5-10 minutes a day by using all of your senses — sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch — to bring awareness to your body and surroundings. Seasonal changes can facilitate mindfulness. As the weather changes, so does our perspective. Springtime, in particular, is a wonderful time to become more aware of the growth and life that surrounds us. The weather’s warm and the sun is out late—it’s time to dive into our walking meditation practice. Energy is typically higher in the spring, so experiencing mindfulness on foot is one way to use that energy in a healthy way. Plus, it’s a beautiful time to be outdoors. The first part of the walk will be regular walking, chatting, getting to know each other, talking about Mindfulness and the second part will be in "Noble Silence" so we can really appreciate our surroundings and deepen our meditation practice. We start from meeting outside Botanics Kibble Palace and will have an extended walk up and around River Kelvin before finishing at Kelvingrove Park or the option of just a general walk back along the same route. I hope to see you there. Best Wishes, Dave

Mindfulness For Life 6-Week Course

In The Moment- Centre for Yoga, Movement & Wellbeing.

Learn how to practice mindfulness in Glasgow with our 6-week ​course for adults. Spaces are limited, please book via Eventbrite -: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mindfulness-for-life-6-week-course-tickets-58983083992 Please note: This course takes place every Friday for 5 weeks from 26th April 2019 until 24th May 2019. We will meet at 6.30pm and the course will end at 8.00pm. There will be a "Day Retreat" in week 6 which will run from 10am - 4pm on Saturday 1st June 2019. Total cost is £145 for the full 6-Weeks. ​The course will be held in Glasgow West End at the "In The Moment Centre, Berkeley Street" Mindfulness is a transformational way of living. So often we skim the surface of life – worrying about the future or regretting the past. Mindfulness offers a way to be in touch with what is happening in the here and now and live life more deeply. It offers the opportunity to live with greater joy, kindness and freedom as well as a way of embracing and transforming difficult emotions. Our 6-week course is an in-depth introduction to mindfulness. It is designed to empower you to develop a nourishing and resilient personal meditation practice. Over the course of 6 sessions, including a one-day retreat, you will learn how to: Live more deeply in the present moment Nourish happiness through being present Embrace and transform difficult emotions Freedom from stress & anxiety In joining the course, you’ll receive access to a library of guided meditations to support your ongoing practice as well as a course manual. The course consists of 5 weekly 90-Minute sessions as well as a day-retreat in week 6. Participants of the course will be expected to : Attend all sessions, including the day-retreat Devote approximately 30 minutes a day to the development of a personal mindfulness practice. Engage in the material with openness and perseverance during the whole course. Is this course right for me? Our 6-week course requires a significant investment of time and energy as well as willingness to work with and change habitual patterns of living. As such, it is important to consider whether or not now is the right time for you to learn mindfulness. Now may not be the right time if: you don’t currently have the space in your life to engage fully in the material or daily practice; you’re unsure whether you’ll be able to attend all of the sessions; you’ve recently experienced a traumatic life event. The course is appropriate for participants completely new to mindfulness as well as novices with significant experience. The course begins by introducing the basic practices of breath and body awareness before developing into awareness of feelings and thoughts, meditations to nourish happiness and kindness, as well as practices to cultivate mindful communication. Schedule Friday April 26th 6:30pm > 8pm - Week 1: Discovering the Present Moment Friday May 3rd 6:30pm > 8pm - Week 2: The Art of Allowing Friday May 10th 6:30pm > 8pm - Week 3: Embodiment Friday May 17th 6:30pm > 8pm - Week 4: Self-Compassion Friday May 24th 6:30pm > 8pm - Week 5: Nourishing Happiness Saturday June 1st 10am > 4pm - Week 6: Day Retreat (A Mindful Life) Previous ​Participants of our Mindfulness course have said : "The course has helped me learn how to take better care of myself from the inside out. It's also given me lots of tools to take away and continue to use and practice which is much more than id expected." "The ability to hit a pause button. Permission to breathe. Tools to use (when I remember) when I start to feel overwhelmed and stressed. A lightness which hadn't existed for a while ... and a chance for me to do something I wanted to do." "Greater self-awareness and general awareness. Tools to build on. Better understanding of Mindfulness. Perhaps more importantly greater self awareness." "More appreciation of nature and more awareness of the everyday tasks we perform without actually thinking about them" Thanks, Dave McAuley

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Mindful Spring Walk - River Kelvin

Kibble Palace, Glasgow Botanic Gardens

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