Mindfulness is a proven technique to help increase self-awareness, manage stress and improve wellbeing. It does this by bringing us into the present moment of our felt experience, using the breath and body to explore what is actually going on for us right now. In this way, we are better able to practice turning towards our experiences and ourselves with kindness and curiosity. We can then consider the kinds of actions and steps we can take, if any, which will help with the situations we find ourselves in.
I run 8 week mindfulness courses throughout the year in Tunbridge Wells. In these courses, we learn the core mindfulness meditation practices, as well as practice inquiry into our experiences. There will also be some teaching around the theory and neuroscience behind how mindfulness is believed to work. Each session will comprise two meditation practices, inquiry and discussion. Home practice is a key component of mindfulness, and students will be provided with guided meditations to use at home. There will also be a facilitated Facebook group for students to share experiences during the course.
I also run a drop in Mindfulness class at Flow Tunbridge Wells on Monday lunchtimes, which is open to all.
I trained with the Mindful Academy in Spain and also completed additional meditation training in 2017 with Alexander Filmer Lorch, exploring different techniques and approaches which can be used in a variety of class and 1-2-1 settings.
Mindfulness and meditation can also be taught privately or in a small group at home or at an organisation. I have run meditation and mindfulness for Headway, a brain injury charity in Tunbridge Wells, as well as for Atom Group.