Moments of mindfulness – easy ways to reduce stress and anxiety.
Monday 15th – Friday 19th March
This is not your usual mindfulness course. For many mindfulness conjures up the idea of sitting with your eyes closed in complete silence – which for many just doesn’t feel achievable so they never try it. But the reality is mindfulness is simply about being present and focused on one activity.
This programme will show you that you can introduce simple, fun moments of mindfulness into your daily life which bring a huge array of positive health benefits.
Research has shown that mindfulness can help to:
- Reduce anxiety and stress
- Boost immune function
- Improve brain function and focus
- Lower blood pressure
- Create a feeling of calm
- Improve mood
So if you’re feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed by life right now, join us for 5-days of mindfulness which will leave you feeling
We’re mindful of the fact that many of us are spending too much time glued to our screens so our sessions will be live online for just 15-20 mins each day. We’ll introduce each technique and you can then carry on with the activities in your own time offline. Recordings of every sessions will be sent out the following day if you can’t join us live.
Want to get your kids involved? Some sessions will be suitable for kids (these will be clearly labelled) and they can join in for free!
Sessions during the programme include:
Mindful creativity – make your own beaded rainbow brooch, with Sam Giles from Bead Creative.
Being creative is most definitely food for the soul! Lose yourself in the moment, quiet the mind, and enjoy the textures and colours of the material we will use. Feel a real sense of pride and achievement by creating something beautiful that you can wear.
4 sessions, suitable for children.
Mindful movement – yoga, breath and visualisation with Anna from Anna Banana Yoga
Yoga is a great too to help reduce stress and anxiety, and bring more mindfulness into your day. Anna will share three techniques to help you do this:
· Discover how to use your breath to keep you calm
· Learn a short and simple sequence of moves to get you out of your head and back into your body
· Enjoy a guided relaxation to give your mind a holiday!
Mindful eating – healthy snack making demo and nutrition talk
Take a moment out to prepare some healthy, tasty snacks which will nourish you and your family. During this live cooking demo Bethany will show you how to prepare healthy snacks and take a more mindful approach to cooking and eating. The snacks are easy to prepare, require no special equipment and can be made with basic staples you can find at most supermarkets. Bethany will also be giving a short introduction to nutrition for stress talk at the start of the week.
2 sessions, suitable for children
Mindful dance – with Nicola from Pixie Studios
1 session, suitable for children
This programme is for you if:
- You want to find ways to better manage your feelings of stress, anxiety or overwhelm.
- You find meditation and mindfulness overwhelming or unobtainable.
- You’re experiencing feelings of low mood, low energy, stress, anxiety and/or poor concentration.
- Life feels overwhelming right now
- You never have any time to focus on self-care and your health.
- You’re always doing everything for everyone else.
The programme runs from Monday 15th – Friday 19th March with daily live sessions, daily emails and a Facebook group for extra support between live sessions.
Each moment will be 15-20 minutes live, to minimise zoom fatigue as think we’ve all had enough of living online! You’ll be given prompts and actions to help you be more mindful in your daily life after each session.
Some sessions are suitable for children (these will be clearly labelled). Children can attend the sessions free with a paying adult.
Tickets cost £25 per person if booked before midnight on Sunday 7th March or £30 after.