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The Mindful Choice course

This course teaches skills for mental wellbeing including mindfulness meditation.

There are 8 classes of 2 hours that include sitting mindfulness exercises and some learning about the mind. The course includes a workbook that you use to enhance the process of learning mindfulness.

There is also 17 audio exercises that you can access via your phone, your laptop or on CD Disc. The groups are a normally a minimum of 6 people and maximum of 10. These are class style groups, so you are not expected to disclose personal information. If you prefer you can do this course individually or as a pair, maybe with a friend or a partner. Whatever you choose, there will be support and guidance for you individually.


Mindful Choice has five main parts:

These are Mindfulness Meditation, Acceptance, Thoughts, Present Moment, and Doing What Matters.

These five processes all have specific skills that combine together to create a powerful way of dealing with our emotions, thoughts, feelings, memories, reactions, responses and  life choices. This course is not just meditation. There is a strong emphasis on 'everyday mindfulness' skills.

The course includes a workbook that helps you week by week and it helps you to focus on specific issues you may want to work on.

 

This course is based on the new approach to human suffering that is gathering momentum in mental health and psychology. Research in neuroscience and psychology show how mindfulness can not only change the structure and function of the brain, but also change the way we relate to our minds.

 

This course teaches Mindfulness Meditation which is the most common method of learning mindfulness. However, you will also learn mindfulness without meditation. It teaches simple mindfulness skills for people to use in their everyday life.



Who is the Course for?   This Course is for almost anyone. Nearly everyone would benefit from doing this course in a generalised way and many will gain skills that will be useful for their specific issues, such as anxiety, for example. This course is not designed to replace Psychotherapy or Counselling. So if you have a diagnosed mental health issue it is necessary to check with your GP before booking the Course. However, if you have mild to moderate problems like depression and anxiety, then this course would be suitable. As long as you can listen & understand instructions  and do the sitting practices then this course should be suitable for you. What is necessary is that you are able to practise mindfulness exercises in your own time at home. These are pre-recorded audio files that use audio voice instructions. It is important that you can practise these for about 10 to 30 minutes a day, or 1 to 3 hours a week. With Mindfulness, occasionally some people  experience an increase in difficult emotions initially as they become more aware of their emotions and because they are learning to pay attention to them. The course can help you with this as it teaches you skills to handle difficult emotions.  Some psychological support is available if required by phone or e-mail.

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