“Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment and non judgementally to things as they are. ”

Williams, Teasdale, Segal and Kabat-Zinn (2007)

We have evolved so incredibly as humans that it seems our thoughts and emotions control and drive a sense of urgency, stress, worry and upset within our lives.  With so much focus on what has gone, what is to come, we are unable to see, feel and enjoy what is here right now.

Fear is no longer about running from actual tigers, our modern day tigers are more prevalent, they exist as deadlines, not achieving what we want, worry, anxiety, fear of failure, your children, jealousy, finances.. (you get the picture).  This means that our fight or flight mechanism is heightened at far greater lengths than was designed.  The effect is that we produce cortisol, which has a harmful effect on our physical well being.  If your body is in danger from the need to fight or flight from a tiger, for long periods, it cannot maintain function efficiently on other body systems.  If you are looking for tigers, again chemical levels affect our physical and emotional wellbeing.

 

The self soothe nature of the parasympathetic nervous system is unable to step in when we are on high alert. Its time to let the tigers sleep….

 

We offer a range of Mindfulness Courses, including

4 week Mindfulness for Health and Wellbeing Course, Radcliffe on Trent

  • Friday 27th April –   18th May 2018           5:30-7pm
  • Monday 23rd April – 14th May 2018         12:00-1:30pm

8 week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Course

  • Friday 8th June-27th July 2018 5-7pm

 

Day of Silent Mindfulness

If you have already started your mindfulness practice, a day of silent mindfulness is a great way to develop your practice.  This day will run at the community hall in Upper Saxondale.

Its  a beautiful setting, with lunch provided, and a range of guided meditation and gentle exercise.  A great starter to Summer….

  • July 8th 10am-4pm

please contact to express an interest