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MINDFULNESS TASTERS

This 90 minute workshop will give you the chance to try out a variety of mindfulness practices and to find out more about the 8 week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course.  The cost of the taster is refunded when you book on an 8 week MBSR course.

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When:           30 November 2017 

Where:         Thame Barns Centre, Church Road, Thame, OX9 3AJ

Cost:             £10 (refunded if you book an 8 week MBSR course )

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When:           4 January 2018

Where:         Thame Barns Centre, Church Road, Thame, OX9 3AJ

Cost:             £10 (refunded if you book an 8 week MBSR course )

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MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR) COURSE

This  8 week, public, personal development course teaches you practices and techniques to enhance your wellbeing and help you to find ways to get more out of your life. It will help you find new approaches to old patterns of thinking and reacting, through engagement in group discussion, sitting and movement practices and self-enquiry.  If you are not sure if the MBSR course is right for you why not try a taster first? The cost of the taster is refunded if you book on the MBSR course.

find out more about MBSR

Is the  MBSR course for me?
This course is suitable for the general public (over 18 years) and is intended to help a broad range of people who wish to develop new ways of responding to the ups and downs of life and to develop their overall wellbeing. Some participants are motivated to do the course by challenges in their lives, such as stress, pain, anxiety or illness; others are simply interested in improving the quality of their life.   For professionals who want to bring mindfulness into their work doing the course themselves as a participant is an important first step.

There are some people for whom this course might not be suitable at this moment in time. These include but are not limited to, people with: type 1 diabates, current alcohol or drug dependence (except for prescription medication), anyone who has experienced  a disturbing life event in the past year or has a history of trauma or are receiving psychological therapy or suffering from major depression or psychiatric illness. If you are unsure about the sutiablity of the course for you please get in touch to discuss your situation further.

What’s involved?
This course is 2 1/4 hours a week for 8 weeks plus a silent day retreat (10 to 4 on a Saturday or Sunday). The group size will be between 8 and 15 people. The main elements of the course are: 

• Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
• Gentle stretching and mindful movement – this can be adapted to suit individual needs
• Group interaction – in the whole group, pairs and small groups
• Self-reflection – exploring new approaches to old patterns of thinking and reacting
• Homework – practice CDs and other activities (30 to 45 minutes a day). Making time for this is essential if you want to get the most out of the course.

What are the next steps?
Complete the booking form and make the full payment. You will then be contacted by the tutor to arrange an orientation discussion which is typically done on the phone and takes no more than 30 minutes.   This will be an opportunity for you to understand more about the course and the commitment needed and to ensure it is appropriate for you at this time.  If you mutually decide it is not  your payment will be refunded in full.

When:           THURSDAY EVENINGS JANUARY 2018

Where:          Thame Barns Centre, Church Road, Thame, OX9 3AJ

Time:             7.30pm – 9.30pm

Dates:            25/1, 1/2, 8/2, 22/2, 1/3, 8/3, 15/3, 22/3

Retreat:         10am – 4pm 10/3 (College Farm, Long Crendon)

Cost:                early bird £230 to end of 2/12/17 (full price £250)

Includes:      16 hours tuition, day retreat, handbook & practice                                     recordings

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AN INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS

Mindfulness is big news right now.  People are turning to mindfulness to help enhance their wellbeing, improve their focus and build better relationships with themselves and others.  Come along to this workshop to find out what mindfulness is and how it might help you. You will get the chance to try out a variety of mindfulness practices and explore the benefits and myths of mindfulness.

When:         2 – 4pm, Saturday 11 November 2017

Where:        The Space Yoga Studio, 4 Upper High Street, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3ES.

 

THE MINDFUL COACH – CULTIVATING EMBODIED PRESENCE

Join Sara Hammond for this Assoication for Coaching event suitable for coaches, coach therapists and supervisors from all approaches and levels of experience. The focus of the evening will be to discover how mindfulness can help enhance your practice, client attuntement and self-care.

When:         6 – 8.30pm, Tuesday 15 May 2018

Where:         The Kings Hotel, Stokenchurch, High Wycombe, HP14 3TA

get in touch now to discuss your needs call 01844 396464 or email sara@be-more.co.uk