'Catch Your Breath' is a totally personal journey. Learn techniques to evolve your relationship with your thoughts & emotions & increasing your focus. But first, we explain what being in the Present Moment is.
Being in the Present Moment
The easiest way to explain living in the present is to start by explaining what it means to not be present, since this is the state we have become habitually
used to. When you aren’t being present you become a victim of time. Your mind is pulled into the past or the future, or both.
It’s natural to spend moments of thought in the past, but when our lives become dictated by thoughts and emotions attached to past events and possible future outcomes, standing peacefully rooted in the present becomes increasingly rare and we become unhappy. Our routine, our habit, is to be off in our mind somewhere mulling over negativity and struggles of the past, or becoming anxious and fearful about what might just happen in the future. Seldom are we fully 'here'; truly centred and happy, our minds are just too busy, how many of these examples can you relate to?
How often do you have a conversation with somebody where your mind is on something else? You come away not remembering anything about the encounter.
Do you find it hard to concentrate on reading and have to repeatedly go over the same sentences?
Do you enjoy your work? Or are you too busy thinking about getting it finished by the deadline or clocking out to give yourself a chance to enjoy it?
Are you so caught up in regrets of the past that you prevent opportunity blossoming in the Present?
Do you get really agitated when waiting in a queue?
If this is you, you maybe squandering the opportunity of a lifetime. At the root of our stress lies an untrained mind. We are all unavoidably victims of our own mind because it becomes an accepted state of norm. Life now is fast-paced, with a highly motivated and highly strung society. To constantly reside in the past or future prevents us enjoying life and finding happiness which is available to us.
Tips for beginners
Choose why you want to practice. Do you want to be more productive, healthy, or just feel better? Be intentional about the reason you want to change habits.
Get inspired. Once you have a sense of why you want to practice, find a teacher, a guide. Read a book, if you can concentrate.
Give it a shot. Try practicing mindfulness for a few weeks. If possible, immerse yourself in a course. If the time commitment scares you, don't worry, for some other people just a few minutes at a time each day is enough.
Find a meditation group. Meeting other practitioners can lead to stronger networks and help to deepen your practice.
Catch Your Breath - A course in Mindfulness
Catch Your Breath is an eight-week course suitable for complete beginners and seasoned meditators alike. Over the eight weeks we will go on a journey that
will support you to integrate mindfulness into your life in a pragmatic and practical way. This will give you techniques to evolve your relationship
with your thoughts and emotions, increasing your focus, enhancing your relationships with others and supporting you to lead a happier life.
Each week we will cover a specific theme, complete mindfulness experiments together, cover the theory and create your bespoke plan detailing the practices that you will take forward with you.
What is included:
Eight two-hour group workshops covering a different theme each week and incorporating group mindfulness practices
140 page professionally printed workbook and journal to guide you through the eight weeks and capture your experience
USB containing 15 recorded guided meditations so that you can continue to cultivate an ongoing mindfulness practice
Access to all meditations on Soundcloud so you can easily access the meditations via the Soundcloud app wherever you are
Access to a private Facebook group to keep in touch with everyone in the group and discuss all things mindfulness
Starting on Friday 16th September at 6pm. We appreciate that 8 continuous weeks could be challenging so we have added some breaks to the schedule. This means the course finishes on 18th November.
More Information here
Online booking is available for this course.
For more information on our classes please contact Steve directly on 07969 929128 and he will be happy to talk you through any questions.
Contact Book call 01489 874100