Being mindful involves intentionally paying attention to each moment of our experience with an openness and curiosity to how it actually is. Developing our capacity to do so can help us to step aside from our habitual tendencies to automatically react to how we'd like life to be - patterns that often unintentionally make life harder rather easier.
Through mindful awareness space opens up revealing more choices as to how to move towards a greater sense of well-being, including enabling us to face changes and challenges from a calmer and more conscious standpoint. This awareness is developed through engaging in regular mindfulness practice or mindful meditation and is usually developed in the first instance by attending regular classes over a period of eight weeks.
While mindfulness has its origins in Buddhism, in recent years it has entered our Western therapeutic traditions with growing popularity due to the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and his colleagues. Kabat-Zinn demonstrated that mindfulness practice has much to offer those experiencing a range of difficulties such as stress, anxiety, low mood, pain and chronic illness.
Most people also find that mindfulness can be enormously helpful in just bringing greater richness and more meaning to our lives and relationships.
Ready to book an event?
What we offer
We offer high quality Mindfulness and Self-Compassion training.
Choose from drop in sessions, in-depth courses, one off practice days, residential retreats, and follow on support groups.
Our regular courses, group meetings and day retreats in Hampshire are usually held in one of two venues:
The Point in Eastleigh, SO50 9DE or the Meon Hall in Meonstoke, SO32 3NP. Residential courses and retreats are often held further afield - see details for all venues here.
Here's a glance at what's coming up soon
(click on the headings below for more information):
Drop in sessions -
Wednesdays 7.00 - 8.30 pm at the Meon Hall, SO32 3NP, next dates: 25th September, 23rd October, 27th November, 18th December 2019.
Tuesdays 7.00 - 8.30 pm at The Point, Eastleigh, SO50 9DE, next dates: 17th September, 15th October, 19th November, 17th December 2019.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) -
* 8 week course, September - November 2019, Monday evenings at The Point in Eastleigh SO50 9DE.
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) -
* 8 week course, September - November 2019, Saturday mornings at The Practice Rooms, Salisbury SP1 2DF.
* Residential 5-day intensive MSC course, East Sussex, 26th-31st October 2019, taught by Ali Lambie and Colette Power .