Our Mindfulness Courses are based upon the eight session MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) programme, developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally. It brings about true happiness by making us more aware of what we are thinking and doing and enabling us to make wiser choices. In doing so, we free ourselves from resisting the present, regretting the past, and worrying about the future.
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Our unique Mindful Baking Days are a practical and fun way of learning to apply Mindfulness to all aspects of our lives. We pay careful, moment by moment attention to the process and the ingredients as we learn to produce top quality artisan bread. Our day of practical bread-making also includes lunch and refreshments.
We practice Tai Chi as Mindful Movement that extends our meditation into daily life. This induces physical and mental relaxation, self awareness and sensitivity thus promoting spiritual awareness and harmony.
Tai Chi develops both the mind and the body and embraces a philosophy that not only promotes health but can also be applied to every facet of our life.
Mindfulness gives us the clarity to see and the awareness to accept that at any given moment we are where we are. That insight allows us to make wiser choices moment by moment.
This can be particularly relevant if you wish to manage your weight. Lance is YMCA qualified in Exercise Nutrition and Weight Management and can produce a tailored programme for you so that rather than merely Watch your Weight you can actually lose it!