" I now have the ability to respond rather than react to situations and thoughts". Past participant  

Workshops

There will be regular workshops throughout the year. Please sign up to receive dates of all courses,workshops and drop in dates.

Mindfulness for Health
Living with pain and illness can be exhausting and impact on both physical and mental health, as well as relationships with others. During this course, we will learn to manage pain, illness and fatigue through gentle meditation and pacing exercises, Including, breath and body awareness, gentle mindful movement, mindfulness in daily life, 3 minute breathing space and kindness to self and others.
It can help you take care of your health and greatly improve both quality of life and relationships with others. It has been proven to help manage chronic back pain, arthritis, fybromyalgia, chronic fatigue, post operative pain, cancer, nervous disorders, MS and Parkinsons.
"The Breathworks approach to Mindfulness-Based Pain Management (MBPM) is the most comprehensive, in-depth, scientifically up-to-date and user-friendly approach to learning the how of living with chronic pain and reclaiming one’s life that I know of.....I admire Vidyamala (Breathworks founder) tremendously... her approach could save your life and give it back to you."
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD author of Full Catastrophe Living and Coming to Our Senses Professor Emeritus of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Mindfulness for Stress
During this course we learn to foster mindfulnss and kindly awareness through formal practice meditations, including, body scan, mindfulness of breathing, listening to sounds, mindful movement, working with thoughts and kindness meditations.
Each week we will work with a different theme and introduce a new practice, or develop one that has been learned previously. We will also introduce short practices that can be incorporated into our daily living.
Through these practices we can learn to have more choice in how we respond to life's events and therefore change our relationship with stress.

For further information about mindfulness or counselling, please email me  at collette@collette.cousins.com or call 07773 386858

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