"... I just didn't think we could take time away from work...
... Now we seem to have more time, and get more work done. Thanks Viv"
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programmes provide lasting benefits to your everyday life, your relationships at home and work. There is no 'work life balance', it's about enjoying life as a whole, not segmenting it.
Mindfulness provides a set of straightforward and potent practices. When these are incorporated into daily life, they can break the cycle of unhappiness, stress, anxiety and mental exhaustion. Using the practices over the period of the course, and beyond can encourage genuine sense of pleasure and peace with the world, even the bad bits. This is because it seeps into everyday life and helps us meet the worst that life can throw at you with new sense of empowerment.
The course is based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). MBCT revolves around a straightforward form of mindfulness meditation which takes just a few minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed. MBCT has been clinically proven to be at least as effective as drugs for depression and it is recommended by the UK's National Institute of Clinical Excellence – simply put, ‘it does what it says on the tin.’ While MBCT was created for people with a clinical diagnosis of depression, this course is for those who are struggling to keep up with the constant demands of the modern world.
Mindfulness focuses on promoting joy and peace rather than getting rid of unhappiness. It's precisely focused to help ordinary people boost their happiness and confidence levels whilst also reducing anxiety, stress and irritability.
This course is run in small groups (about 8 - 16) 1 hour to 1.30 mins sessions over eight weeks. It is particularly useful for work settings. The course follows the book with CDs. If you prefer to arrange an in-house course, that can be run on your own premises, with dates and times to suit you ...
Please do contact me to discuss your requirements.
"IT'S VERY SIMPLE, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT'S EASY."
Viv Moore (2010)