What is it?
Do you find there’s often this background of worry in your mind? You haven’t done something you ought to have done or done something you shouldn’t, things would be better if you were cleverer, fitter, more organised or thoughtful? You might spend a lot of time mulling over things that have either already taken place or may happen in the future? These are examples of being Mindful and are often wrapped up in unhelpful patterns of how you think about yourself and the world. It’s sometimes called ruminating; you’re thinking but not really getting anywhere and it can become a habit.
Mindfulness is one way to try and break these habits. It’s based around the concept of meditation and is recognised by Doctors, business professionals, artists and sports people as a method for addressing stress, anxiety, depression and chronic pain, as well as enhancing creativity and resilience.
Who is it for?
Mindfulness is for anyone, members of the public, partners, groups and work teams. It is probably more suitable for people over the age of 18yrs, although we are happy to discuss the approach for younger people on an individual basis.
What to expect
During a Mindfulness course you’ll be taught methods to help you stay present, more engaged with what you’re actually doing, responding to things as they happen rather than with habitual patterns of behaviour or knee-jerk reactions. The concepts are quite simple but results can be far-reaching. You may find a Mindfulness quite challenging but equally rewarding and the effects long-lasting.
What Will It Cost?
Please click here to see a list of all our prices. All course materials (workbooks and CDs) are included in the cost of your course.
Meet Our Instructors
Mindfulness sessions are delivered at Courtyard by Terry Pilchick and Marianne Brady from Mindfulness West, Stroud.
Next Full Course: Starts Saturday 2nd June 2018 and runs for 4 alternate weeks
Taster Session: Sunday 20th May 2:30-4:30pm. There is no charge for this session.
After completing a course with Terry and Marianne, you are welcome to attend any practice day or day course at their centre in Stroud. You are also welcome to return for a refresher course at half the advertised price.
“Last year, I attended a Mindfulness Course run by Terry and Marianne from September – November 2017 in the Courtyard, Dursley. The course was designed to introduce the concept of mindfulness to complete novices and to build on the meditation practices over the duration of the course. Ours was a small group of 7, perfect size. From the first session, Terry and Marianne created an atmosphere of safe and gentle meditation with their patience, intuition and humour. They encouraged us to practise daily; their handbook and audio CD was well-presented and comprehensive and allowed us to follow the meditations easily. The highlights of the course for me were the interaction with my fellow students, the unstinting guidance and patience of Terry and Marianne and the all day practice (with periods of silence) at St Luke’s Therapy Centre at the end of the course. I would unreservedly recommend this course to anyone who is curious about mindfulness and how it can build stability and peace in their lives.”