Mindfulness and Clear Thinking
Most of us spend our lives lost in thought, often replaying the same worries over and over again, without resolution. As a result we may become anxious, overwhelmed, and perhaps mentally unwell. Our health and relationships suffer as we become stuck, simply surviving and not thriving. Or maybe we feel fine and are simply curious about how we can use our minds more skilfully and harness its true potential, and how we can then help others who are struggling.
For us mindfulness is only the starting point for our journey together as we also need to know how to use our minds with the skill necessary to truly transform our lives. During our six week course we will explore and practice mindfulness and then share some compelling ideas that explain how we come to be who we are, how our feelings are generated within our minds and bodies, how to build strong relationships, and how we can learn to healthily solve life’s problems.
Using this knowledge over time you will become more and more able to:
- focus your mind upon what really matters,
- understand and respond healthily to your feelings,
- feel confident and at ease with yourself,
- understand why other people behave the way that they do,
- fill your life, and the lives of those around you, with compassion
Six Week Courses
Next Course Starting Soon
We will again be meeting at Richard’s home in Whitley with a small number of people – around eight maximum.
We gather from around 6.15pm for a 6:30 start and finish around 7.45pm (we aim at one hour but tend to run over a little!) This course will run every Wednesday from 5th February until 11th March 2020. The cost will be £60.
During the course Richard will share with you an enjoyable and thorough introduction to the MindAble approach, ideas that have the power to bring about a profound shift in the quality of your thinking, and of your life.
Please get in touch if your are interested, either through the enquiry form on this page, through our Facebook page, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are a few words from our recent participants:
“I had often thought about attending a Mindfulness course and when I heard about MindAble I decided to enrol, not really knowing what to expect or even whether it would be for me. I was pleasantly surprised at how interesting each module was and really enjoyed the mindfulness practice. It was very useful having a refresher section at the start of each week and I liked the way it all came together in the final session (which came around all too soon!). I would highly recommend it.”
“The course is very cleverly constructed so that the benefits of the MindAble methodology begin to be revealed straight away. The method uses traditional mindfulness techniques and does include a little meditation, but it covers far more than that. It is presented in a very logical manner with easy to grasp examples from day to day life and opportunities to discuss the content and ideas to ensure you’ve grasped it. It is also very much backed up by science, which greatly appealed to me – none of it, I hasten to add, is too technical, but Richard and Penny ensure that they spend sufficient time describing each component so that everyone can follow. (I went along with my father in law who had a stroke 12 months ago and suffers from dementia and he was able to follow it!)
“The series of talks builds over the length of the course and time is spent at the beginning of each going over the previously covered content so that by the end, the whole method fits together.
“I thoroughly enjoyed it, found it fascinating, rewarding and absolutely brilliant as an approach or set of tools to deal with life’s challenges in better ways. Having been exposed to CBT, I find it in a different league!
“Many thanks again to you both, it really was superb!”
“For 6 weeks I made a 3.5 hr round trip to attend the MindAble evening workshops. I learnt a profound yet simple, life-enhancing approach to help guide me through life’s encounters. I gained many really valuable insights and I liked the format with each week building on the last and time in between to digest and practice. It was definitely worth the effort -and was fantastic value for money.”
Here are some more testimonials from participants of our sister Flourishing Together Programme which uses the same ideas.
To book your place, or if you wish to know more, please get in touch:
“It will open your mind to a better you, and a better future. The best course I have been on”