The 6-week Mindfulness Meditation Programme is held in a contained and nurturing environment where we can retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with its demands and responsibilities. This is an opportunity to give ourselves the gift of self-care – time to slow down, awaken our senses, nourish our soul and reconnect to our authentic presence.
The programme offers training in formal and informal mindfulness-based practices that mobilise our own inner resources which enables us to take greater care of our personal health and wellness.
The process of learning mindfulness involves engaging in the moments of our lives with greater awareness taking heed of our bodies, mind and heart as we do so. The intention is to reconnect to simply being alive, and, at the same time let go of our patterns of constant doing and striving.
Each of the six sessions focuses on a different theme, with time allocated to a variety of guided mindfulness practices, teaching, reflection and dialogue. Home practices are included each week to support mindfulness becoming an integral part of our lives.
With mindfulness practice, we become increasingly able to observe our thoughts, emotions and sensations consciously, rather than reacting to them unconsciously. This provides an opportunity for learning to respond to life’s challenges with kindness and compassion.