The Ideal Follow-On For Those Who've Previously Done An 8 Week Mindfulness Course!

A Year-Round Program To Support Your On-Going Engagement With Mindfulness.
Successfully Integrate Mindfulness Into Your daily Life. 

The Mindful Living Program

A gently-paced course of teaching, home practice and friendly group work that's designed to renew, sustain, deepen and strengthen your Mindfulness practice - all in a gradual, structured and progressive way. Runs in easy segments over a full 12 month cycle (with generous breaks and holidays between the segments).

  • Classes organised as 22 weekly group sessions held during academic term time, in convenient segments of 6 or 8 sessions at a time (with breaks and holidays in between)

  • A light program of structured course work, including daily guided meditations, running across these 22 weeks

  • Occasional retreat-style practice days held in the breaks and holiday periods to help everyone sustain their practice year-round

  • Be part of a supportive group of likeminded people, with expert guidance from trained Mindfulness teachers 

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Find Peace, Serenity & Joy Amidst The Busyness Of Everyday Life
Embed Mindfulness firmly into your life with this gentle but powerful 12 month program that combines a gradual pace of in-depth study and meditation practice with expert teaching, friendly support... plus practical help, tips and techniques to enable you to overcome resistance, avoidance and procrastination when they arise!
Begins on Tuesday 7th January 2020

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Pay a £20 deposit/registration fee today to secure your place.

Then make 12 monthly payments of £25 each (beginning in January 2020).

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In this year-round program - which draws together key elements of the renowned MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction), MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy), and Mindful Compassion training - we'll explore the methods and techniques of modern Mindfulness in a gradual, in-depth, step-by-step way.

This course places a particular emphasis on successfully integrating Mindfulness into our daily life, so making it a routine part of each day in a way that produces a deep and lasting transformation in our lived experience of everyday life.

About The Course

• This course is most suitable for those already familiar with Mindfulness, particularly those who are seeking to support, renew, refresh or deepen their existing Mindfulness practice.
• We especially recommend this course for those who have previously done an 8 week course in Mindfulness (such as MBSR or MBCT) and who are now seeking to strengthen, deepen or renew their meditation practice, or to take it on to the next level.

This course is a series of 22 friendly, weekly meetings (organised across the year in convenient blocks of 6 or 8 sessions at a time, with breaks and holiday periods in between) plus 6 retreat-style practice days (which take place during the breaks and holiday periods) that together provide an on-going opportunity to explore Mindfulness in a gentle and gradual, but unusually intimate and in-depth, way.

The course weaves together the central elements of the acclaimed MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) and MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) programs  elements which it presents in fresh and original ways  and it combines these with Mindful Compassion training and some aspects of traditional Mindfulness (as taught in Buddhist retreat centres).

The course's central aim is to provide a thorough but practical, grounded (and very down-to-earth) training in Mindfulness that gradually unfolds over the year at a comfortable pace, a pace that is easy and practical to work with, even amidst the pressures and demands of modern life. The entire 12 month training program focusses on helping and supporting participants to make the principles and practices of Mindfulness a regular and deeply rewarding part of everyday life  all in a meaningful, personally rewarding, and highly effective way.

This program of study, meditation and practical exercises represents a unique opportunity to build Mindfulness into your daily life over the long-term in a sustainable way, supported by trained teachers and regular contact with a friendly group of likeminded fellow students.

The weekly meetings will all be held in the heart of the Nottingham city centre on Tuesday evenings at 6.15pm, and they will last approximately 2½ hours. They are designed to be friendly, welcoming, informal and supportive. In addition to attending these weekly meetings, participants in the program should expect to undertake approximately 20-40 minutes of home practice (consisting of daily meditation practice plus other occasional short exercises and reflections) on most days over the whole period of the course.

On any occasion when you are unable to attend a weekly meeting, you will be fully supported, with teaching and course materials provided to you online. (You are, however, asked to do your best to attend more than half of the weekly meetings in person.)

Places are strictly limited  to secure your place please click on the button below and pay your £20 deposit/registration fee (see Costs, below). For further details about the course itself, see opposite (or see further down the screen if you're viewing on a phone or tablet).

Costs

The following fees apply:

  • A deposit/registration fee of £20 
  • Then 12 monthly payments of £25 each (beginning in January 2020)
    Or choose to pay £35 per month and also get FREE admission to all of the Nottingham Mindfulness Group's other weekly meetings and drop-ins, plus 10% off our other courses, workshops and retreats during the year

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• Undertaking this course is a commitment – please note that deposits are not refundable.
• You are free to withdraw from the course part way through the program, but, in this case, we ask that you provide at least one month's notice.

A Gentle, Year-Round Program to Find Peace, Serenity & Joy Amid The Busyness Of Everyday Life

Pay a £20 deposit/registration fee to secure your place. Then make 12 monthly payments of £25 each (beginning in January 2020).

Full course materials, including course notes, worksheets and a series of guided meditations, are provided

More About The Course

This Mindfulness program consists of a series of 22 weekly meetings, daily periods of home practice, and 6 occasional retreat-style practice days during the year.

The weekly meetings provide a chance for participants to explore the coming week's course work (and meditation exercises) together – and to also discuss, share and reflect on the experiences they've had over the previous week while putting the course work and meditations into practice in their daily lives.

Some of the themes covered over the period of the course include:

  • Mindfulness of the Body
  • Mindfully Managing Thoughts & Emotions
  • Reducing Daily Stress
  • 'Welldoing'
  • Seeing Thoughts as Thoughts
  • How to Deal With Difficult People
  • Cultivating Compassion for Self & Others
  • Learning to 'Be Here Now'
  • Creating Inner Calm & Balance
  • Seeing Situations Clearly & Developing Insight

During the course, the practicalities of creating a good and highly effective personal meditation practice are explored, and topics such as cultivating Compassion (and Self-Compassion) in daily life, and learning to live Mindfully amidst the busyness and pressure of our hectic, everyday existence, serve as key aspects of the teaching which are repeatedly returned back to.

The meetings are hosted by Shaun (a highly experienced group facilitator and trained Mindfulness teacher who runs our other weekly Mindfulness meetings) along with Jamie (who is our regular co-host, a professional Counsellor, and is currently studying a Masters Degree in Mindfulness teaching). All the course materials will be provided, with additional online support for participants when required.

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"Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience" - Jon Kabat-Zinn

For more information about this 8 week program of meetings and course work contact Shaun
email: shaun.g@hotmail.com | mobile: 07769 574063 

Important - 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. However 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 conducted under 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.