A Medley of Mindfulness Meditations
11 August, 6:00 pm - 15 September, 7:15 pm
If you’ve been wondering whether mindfulness might be worth exploring but aren’t quite sure, this might be just what you’re looking for: a light, informal class for complete beginners, those who’d like to try new practices, or those who’d like to return to more mindful living and are willing to bring that beautiful quality of “beginner’s mind”.
It is now well-known that meditation brings a host of benefits, and previous students who have maintained a regular practice over a short period of time have reported that they have:
- a greater ability to calm down and remain stable in the midst of busyness or conflict
- a greater appreciation and enthusiasm for life
- improved sleep
- lower levels of irritation and tension, along with improved relationships
- fewer symptoms associated with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and psoriasis, and a greater capacity to experience chronic pain whilst engaging with meaningful activity.
Each meditation brings its own particular benefits. It may be that you are drawn to one that becomes your primary practice, or that you just get an overall sense of how mindfulness in general could become a useful approach in your life. In this way these classes are more an opportunity to try things out than a “how to meditate” course.
The classes will be practical, with guided meditations followed by discussion about what you noticed and how your insights might be applied in everyday life. A little background information will be provided, though the focus will be on you being the expert of your own experience.
You won’t need to sit in uncomfortable positions, keep your eyes closed or adopt any beliefs whatsoever: Instead you’ll be asked to take care of yourself, adapt a practice if you need to (suggestions for how you might do that can be given), and see for yourself whether this might be something which could be helpful to you.
The five classes will run on Thursday evenings on 11, 18, 25 August and 8, 15 September. Please note that there will be no class on 1 September.
A confirmation email with further details will be sent to you after you’ve booked. As always you’re welcome to contact me if you have questions or want to find out about other classes – firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope to be meeting you or seeing you again soon!
I lead mindfulness courses, workshops and retreats for groups on the NSW mid-north coast (Coffs Harbour & Bellingen area), and sometimes further afield.
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