You’re a busy individual working hard and juggling the responsibilities of your life. But do you sometimes feel as though you’re a hamster on a tread wheel?
Or you’ve stepped off that tread wheel because life circumstances have changed, yet your mind is still whizzing constantly?
Here’s your guide to learning mindfulness with Place of Serenity here in East Hampshire, UK.
The First Step
On the face of things, life looks pretty good. Yet you are struggling to balance anxiety, stress or lack of joy alongside that brave face.
The first step is to acknowledge that you need to do SOMETHING about it. Although you are busy, you know deep down, that you need to get your life back into some kind of balance.
It’s time to step off the treadwheel!
Give Yourself the Time for Learning Mindfulness
So the second step is to commit to making a change.
GIVE YOURSELF an hour and a half each week over 6 weeks for a Group Course. Or an hour each week over 4-5 weeks if working one-to-one.
Learning mindfulness is a simple yet profound way to address the internal and external chaos of your life. You want to change how you deal with life’s challenges and live a more authentic life.
If you don’t make a decision to learn how to manage your stress or negative emotions, nothing is likely to change. Stress, anxiety and lack of joy are not sustainable – something has to give.
An over-burden of these experiences can result in ill-health, either mental or physical. You’re not alone – millions of adults are in the same boat as you.
‘One conscious breath, in and out, is a meditation.’
The skill of mindfulness teaches you how to bring a greater awareness to your everyday life and to remain calm in challenging situations. Read on here for more details of the benefits of mindfulness and of what we cover over a Mindfulness Course, either as a group or one-to-one.
What is unique about the course I offer with Place of Serenity?
You will receive 100% input from myself. My intention for you by the completion of the course is for you to have developed a passion for mindfulness and meditation and walk away with valuable life-skills that include a greater sense of inner serenity. You will feel empowered to negotiate your way gracefully through life’s demands and dare to live a more open-hearted life!
I have designed this course so that you have a wealth of information and experiences which cover all the key aspects of mindfulness, including learning more about yourself than you already knew!
The course is designed to be accessible, challenging yet enjoyable. You will build up a great set of resources which include:
- Your A3 Handbook/File
- Cds or MP3 downloads
- Extra takeaways
- Video links and other references following each week’s session so you can follow up with more of your own learning
- You also have access to my weekly blog posts, daily Facebook tips and inspiration and monthly newsletter, if you so wish
Location for Place of Serenity
I offer courses around East Hampshire including Alton, Petersfield, Liss and further afield in Cobham, Surrey.
I can also travel further afield to run courses for a group of you if that suited you better (work colleagues, mums or dads, etc) Group sizes are flexible.
And my mobile mindfulness can travel to you (within location) for one-to-one sessions.
If you’re not in this area of the world, I do hope this article gives you something to think about and search for a Mindfulness Course nearer to your own home.
My background includes teaching so I’ve always had a passion for sharing what I learn in an accessible, down-to-earth way. I’ve also spent many years studying Energy Healing which forms an integral part of who I am. More about me and my studies here.
Then it’s Up to You!
If you sign up for a Mindfulness Course you do need to be committed to practice.
Studies in Neuroscience today show that you can transform the neural pathways of your brain by practicing your new habits daily, over a period of 6-8 weeks. It’s just like learning any new skill – a musical instrument, a new language or a new healthy habit.
On this course I provide you with a variety of easy exercises alongside your meditations, so there is always something you can implement, even for the busiest of people.
- Read here for comments from students who have attended a 6-week course, a one-to-one course or a Mindfulness Retreat Day with me.
- 6-Week Group Course: more details and contact me to chat about booking your place, here.
If you’re not sure yet, you can always sign up for our newsletter which contains useful Mindfulness blog posts and news of all events. If you also have qualms about meditation and what it’s all about, have a look at this checklist of facts and questions, including, ‘do I have to be able to do a double-twisted shoulder stand while balancing a cup of tea on my head’ ? (The short answer is ‘no’)
Try this Mindful Check-in:
Please do pass on this blog post to anyone you know who might benefit from learning about mindfulness. So many of us are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression.
Learning to be mindful in a small group, or one-to-one, to engage in thought-provoking and inspirational sessions is fun and can be life-changing. It could just be the most empowering thing you do for yourself.
And if you’ve already learned to be mindful, either with me or elsewhere, do share a word of encouragement for others, in the Comments box below.
Yvette Jane – Mindfulness & Meditation Guide
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This updated blog post was first published in July 2015