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• Reduce Stress & Anxiety  • Increase Well-Being
• Improve Performance & Concentration
• Have A Better Quality Of Life

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Mindfulness Sessions In The Heart Of The Nottingham City Centre. Easy, Accessible, Fun & Affordable. Mindfulness That's For Everyone!

Mindfulness: The Simple Path To Serenity & Well-Being
Mindfulness, the path to serenity & wellbeing NottinghamMindfulnessGroup.co.uk
Mindfulness is a set of meditation-based practices that teach us to be more focussed in the present moment – and much less preoccupied with our indiscriminate thinking and mental rumination.

Extensive scientific research over the last 30 years has shown Mindfulness training to be highly effective at reducing stress and minimising worry, depression, anxiety and negative thinking. And it's enjoyable and deeply relaxing, too!

The Nottingham Mindfulness Group is an easy, fun and informal way to experience Mindfulness and to "give it a go". We also run workshops and formal training courses in Mindfulness, and we offer a great opportunity to meet other local people who use Mindfulness or who are interested in the subject...

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Nottingham Mindfulness Group is an open, friendly bunch of local people who are into Mindfulness www.NottinghamMindfulnessGroup.co.uk
We're a friendly, welcoming local group for anyone interested in Mindfulness, either as a form of spiritual practice or as a practical technique for living a better, calmer, more focussed and more productive life.

We meet every week in the centre of Nottingham to learn about Mindfulness, to share together in periods of guided group meditation, and to relax and socialise in the company of other likeminded people.

As well as these weekly, drop-in sessions, we also run occasional weekend workshops teaching Mindfulness, plus (throughout the year) we run structured, 8 week courses that offer training in the theory and practice of Mindfulness in an in-depth, step-by-step way...

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Choose the path that works best for you! Select from our wide range of activities, classes and courses:
Weekly Open Meetings
Fun, friendly drop-in style meetings that are a great opportunity to learn about Mindfulness in a really easy and informal way.

From just £5 per session (waged) or £3 (concession/unwaged)
Courses
Structured 8 week courses in Mindfulness (designed by leading experts) that teach the methods and practices in a clear, step-by-step and in-depth way.

From as little as £15 per class

Weekend Workshops
Occasional weekend workshops that provide an opportunity to deepen your Mindfulness practice or learn new aspects of Mindfulness, meditation and compassion-based living.

Typical prices: £25 to £85

We're a friendly community of local people who are interested in Mindfulness. To find out more about us just scroll down...

Full details about the Group and our range of activities

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Background information on Mindfulness and what it is

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Information about the next course we'll be running

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A full listing of our up-coming courses, workshops & events

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"When we are Mindful and deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love"
Thích Nhất Hạnh Zen Master
 

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a very simple form of meditation that was little known in the West until recently. A typical meditation consists of focusing your full attention on your breath as it flows in and out of your body. Focusing on each breath in this way allows you to observe your thoughts as they arise in your mind and, little by little, to let go of struggling with them. You come to realise that thoughts come and go of their own accord; that you are not your thoughts. You can watch as they appear in your mind, seemingly from thin air, and watch again as they disappear, like a soap bubble bursting. You come to the profound understanding that thoughts and feelings (including negative ones) are transient. They come and they go, and ultimately, you have a choice about whether to act on them or not.

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by popular Mindfulness author Danny Penman at franticworld.com

Our Up-Coming Events & Activities...

Regular Weekly Meeting

Every Thursday evening
7pm to approximately 9pm
at Cafe Sobar, 22 Friar Lane,
Nottingham NG1 6DQ

A relaxed and friendly weekly gathering for anyone interested in Mindfulness. These weekly open meetings include short periods of group meditation, some teaching on the key aspects of Mindfulness, film and video presentations about Mindfulness, occasional guest speakers, plus the opportunity to chat and get to know other members over refreshments. All are welcome.
Admission: £5 waged, £3 unwaged/concession

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Tuesday Evening Meditation Group

Every Tuesday evening
7.15pm to approximately 9pm
at The Tiger Boe Centre, 7 Clarendon Street,
Nottingham NG1 5HS

A weekly evening meditation group for those who want to develop and deepen their meditation practice in the supportive company of other, likeminded people. The evening 
includes several periods of group guided meditation and some teaching about Mindfulness. Plus there is opportunity to chat and get to know the other group members during the break. Refreshments are provided.

Admission: £5 waged, £3.50 concession

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Tuesday Afternoon Meditation Group

Every Tuesday afternoon
2.30pm to approximately 4.30pm
at The Tiger Boe Centre, 7 Clarendon Street,
Nottingham NG1 5HS

A weekday meditation group for those who want to explore Mindfulness or further develop their own, existing meditation practice. This is a small, welcoming daytime event (usually there are about 8 to 12 people in attendance) that includes several periods of group guided meditation and some teaching about Mindfulness. There is opportunity to chat and socialise during the break. Refreshments are provided.
Admission: £5 waged, £3.50 concession/unwaged

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Weekend Workshops & Retreat Days

We run regular Mindfulness Workshops and occasional Meditation Retreat Days on some weekends. Full details can be found on our Courses & Workshops page.

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Mindfulness Courses

We run structured courses and training programs in Mindfulness on certain weekday evenings during academic term-time. Current details are given on our Courses & Workshops page.

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Mindfulness is the art of being
fully focussed in the present moment,
without analysing, labelling or thinking about
your present moment experience in any way - instead,
just being completely "at one" with the moment as it unfolds.
mindfulness
noun
  1. 1.
    the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.
  2. 2.
    a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a meditation technique and as a therapeutic practice.
 

Helpful Free Online Guided Meditations & Other Resources

A range of excellent free guided meditations and other resources kindly made available by reputable and respected sources:
You can also purchase a selection of 7 key Mindfulness meditations (as used in the MBCT Mindfulness training course, narrated by Mark Williams) for just £7.99 on i-tunes Click Here »
Useful Internal Links To Information On This Website

For full information about the Group and it's weekly events Click Here»
For general background information on Mindfulness Click Here»
For a list of our up-coming courses and workshops Click Here»
For information about our next Mindfulness course Click Here»

Useful External Links To Information On Mindfulness
The national site for Mindfulness Psychological Therapies Click Here»
National NHS page on Mindfulness for stress & anxiety 
Click Here»

Local NHS page about MBCT Click Here»
Website of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre Click Here»

The Nottingham Mindfulness Group uses Mindfulness teaching and techniques drawn from many different, respected sources (both spiritual
and therapeutic) and it is aligned to no one school, tradition or branch of Mindfulness practice. However, a key inspiration and reference
point for our activities is the teaching and work of Thích Nhất Hạnh and the Plum Village Community.

For more about Thích Nhất Hạnh and Plum Village see:
plumvillage.org  |  wkup.org  |  wkupuk.org  |  coiuk.org  |  mindfulnessbell.org

Nottingham Mindfulness Group
Meditation and Mindful Living

Nottingham Mindfulness Group is a local group for anyone interested in Mindfulness, either as a form of spiritual practice or as a practical technique for living a better, calmer, more focussed and more productive life. The group holds regular, weekly meetings which offer (in a friendly, relaxed and informal atmosphere) the opportunity to learn about Mindfulness, to try-out some Mindfulness techniques and various methods of Mindfulness meditation, plus the chance to meet and get to know other people who are interested in Mindfulness, or in meditation in general.

The weekly meetings include talks by guest speakers, periods of Mindfulness meditation, film and video presentations, information about Mindfulness events, classes and courses that are happening locally, and the opportunity to get to know other members of the group in an easy, relaxed way over refreshments. All are welcome and membership is free. These meetings are casual and "open", and they provide an opportunity to encounter Mindfulness in an easy and straightforward way. Meetings take place every week in the heart of the Nottingham city centre.

Please Note:
      Our regular open meetings are designed to share information about Mindfulness and to offer the opportunity to experience and practice Mindful meditation. These open meetings are not structured to form a progressive course or formal training in Mindfulness, and they do not, in and of themselves, constitute a "Mindfulness-Based" therapy (such as MBSR or MBCT). We publish and promote full details of the formal classes and courses in Mindfulness and "Mindfulness-Based" therapies that are available in Nottingham and the wider East Midlands – please ask us for a free copy of this information if it would be of interest to you.

      Mindfulness and other forms of meditation are safe and appropriate practices for the vast majority of people and they are proven to offer a wide range of benefits, including the lowering of stress and deep levels of relaxation. Current research indicates that all forms of meditation (including Mindfulness) may be unwise for people with bipolar vulnerability or those who are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) unless it is undertaken with clinical supervision. If you are currently receiving treatment for any form of mental health issue (or have received such treatment in the recent past, or have reason to believe that you might need such treatment), you should consult your doctor or health care professional before engaging with Mindfulness or any form of meditation. 

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