What is Mindfulness
Mindfulness is a way of training the mind to be present. It is a secular meditative practice, which involves paying attention to what is happening as it happens, and doing so with an attitude of kindness, acceptance, and non-judgment. As such, cultivating mindfulness results in greater self-awareness, and enables us to become more joyful, more empathic, and more resilient. We can learn to respond with greater wisdom and flexibility to difficult emotions and experiences, and learn to live with greater happiness and vitality.
Aim Of The Group
The aim of this group is to explore the benefits of a mindfulness practice. There are two ways to practice Mindfulness; formally and informally.
A Formal method basically involves a meditation practice, taking time to sit and meditate, focusing on the breath and utilising the senses, awareness of thoughts and feelings.
The informal approach simply involves bringing mindful awareness to everyday life; eating, walking, listening and in your interactions with other people.
We will discuss what mindfulness is, the benefits of mindfulness, what to expect from mindfulness training, enjoy guided mindfulness meditations, mindful lunches and dinners, mindfulness afternoons and mindful sharing circles.
This group is organised by myself, Dave McAuley from Sunlightmind.com - I believe everyone should have the opportunity to benefit from mindfulness, regardless of their circumstances.
4-Week Mindfulness for Life Course Summary
From November 22nd 2016 I will be delivering mindfulness courses in Glasgow at the Movement Studio in Ashton Lane as well as FREE Mindfulness Meetups for this group.
Mindfulness for Life – 4 Week Introduction Course starts every Tuesday (6.30pm-7.30pm) from 22nd November or every Sunday (10am-11am) from 27th November. It would be ideal to book in for all 4-weeks and you have a choice of attending on either Tuesday or Sunday each week but spaces are limited so book ahead for all 4 weeks to avoid disappointment. Classes are £10 each and you can book online here.
Week 1 – Relaxing The Body (Getting back in touch using the Body Scan)
Week 2 – Calming The Mind (Mindfulness of Thoughts)
Week 3 – Soothing Your Emotions (Managing your feelings differently)
Week 4 – Discovering Yourself (Understanding Your True Nature)
The course is suitable for beginners and those with more experience in meditation and you can read the full 4-week course content here
Hope to see you either on the course or at the next meetup group which will be arranged soon.