Mindfulness can help us pay more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing.
When we become more aware of the present moment, we begin to experience afresh things that we have been taking for granted. Reminding yourself to take notice of your thoughts, feelings, body sensations and the world around you is the first step to mindfulness. The Mindfulness Workshop we have planned is a non-secular practice
Benefits of practising Mindfulness:
- Letting go of limiting beliefs.
- Learning how to reduce stress.
- Quietening your chattering mind.
- Balancing your emotional and mental well-being.
- Learning how to respond rather than react.
- Learning how to live in the present moment.
- Breaking away from negative habitual responses.
- Reducing self-judgement and the judgement of others.
- Awaken a sense of self-appreciation and self-compassion.
We are holding a mindfulness workshop for beginners in June.
This Sunday 2-hour workshop with Jan is suitable for beginners and those who would like to come back to a practice that has lapsed. Planned on a Sunday evening to help you reset for the week ahead. The evening promises to be interactive with some simple ideas and meditations you can take away to begin your Mindfulness journey.
Jan will speak about the benefits of mindfulness can bring. You can expect guided practice with mindful movement, body scans and easy to follow exercises to follow at home!
Wear comfortable exercise clothes and bring your own mats and cushions but some will be provided.
Jan launched Holistic Hideaway in January 2005 after qualifying as a massage therapist and Reiki practitioner and Jan continues to train in therapies to treat the wide variety of muscular and health problems she sees. Jan has practised different forms of meditation over the years and trained to do self-hypnosis because Jan couldn’t stop her mind from over thinking, Jan has also suffered from migraines since her 20’s which were getting worse.
Jan started to get more clients suffering from stress, anxiety and depression and she wanted to find something that could help them and herself. That’s when Jan discovered Mindfulness. The research that has been done into how the meditation method rewires the brain had Jan fascinated.
She booked onto the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course at The Dorset Mindfulness Centre and observed the participants, the results were amazing with most of the group showing positive changes, less stress and lower blood pressure were two of those positives. Jan’s results were just as good, she didn’t have a migraine in the whole 8 weeks.
Jan went on to participate in the Centre’s 6-month Mindfulness Practitioner Course in 2016 so she could teach the methods that she believes to have had huge benefits, mentally and physically.