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.
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.
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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 - please see details for all venues on the Make a booking page
Here's a glance at what's coming up soon
(click on the headings below for more information):
Drop in sessions -
regular monthly Wednesday evening drop in session 7.30 to 9.00 pm at the Meon Hall, SO32 3NP
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) -
8 week course May - June 2019, Thursday evenings 7 - 9 at The Point in Eastleigh SO50 9DE , taught by Ali Lambie.
8 week course May - July 2019, Thursday evenings 7.15 - 9.30, at the Meon Hall SO32 3NP , taught by Tim Gay.
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) -
8 week course May - June 2019, Wednesday mornings at the Meon Hall SO32 3NP
One Day Retreat, Sunday 22nd September 2019 , at The Meon Hall SO32 3NP.
Non-residential weekend retreat, 28th-30th June 2019 at the Meon Hall SO32 3NP.
New Year Mindfulness & Self-Compassion weekend, 24th - 26th January 2020 at Fintry Trust GU8 5UQ .
5-day Residential Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) - Mindfulness & Self Compassion 5 Day Retreat, beginning 10th March 2019 at the Kairos Centre SW15 4JA.