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8 Week Mindfulness Course – Calm Mind Open Heart
January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
TRAINING IN MINDFULNESS or Kind Awareness, like anything, needs to be consistent to notice a shift and that’s what a structured eight week course, complete with group work and individual home practice is designed to do. It is perfect for those who are completely new and those looking to commit more to their current practice with the support of the course, the group and mindfulness teacher 🧘🏽♀️
BENEFITS OF MINDFULNESS
✅A deeper sense of connection with yourself
✅Improved way of relating to your thoughts, emotions, sensations and impulses
✅Increased sense of appreciation and gratitude for life
✅Reduced stress levels
✅Reduction in depressive relapse
✅Builds resilience for demanding and stressful situations
✅Increased feelings of well-being
✅Supports physical health
✅Supports chronic pain management
✅Improved ability to focus and concentrate
✅Better decision making abilities
The course will provide you with the opportunity to learn a combination of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction/Cognitive Therapy methods, through formal and informal practices that can slowly be integrated into your daily life, including mindfulness of eating, breath, bodily sensations, sounds, thoughts, emotions, perceptions, movement, loving kindness and how to meet difficulty with kind awareness. The course also includes a number of other exercises and thought experiments around negativity bias and gratitude that help support the process.
THE COURSE WILL BE SUPPORTED BY
✅A weekly email and notes helping you explore and deepen you understanding of the themes covered in your weekly sessions. It will also include weekly Home Practice Guidance and Record Sheets to help you keep track of your progress.
✅Online guided Audio Meditations to guide and support you in your home practice.
✅Email support in between sessions with Cesare to discuss or elucidate any points emerging during your home practice.
✅Certificate of completion (issued only if attendance is 75% or more).
Each of the eight sessions will follow one of eight mutually supportive themes, these eight themes are:
1️⃣Waking Up To Automatic Pilot
2️⃣Living in Our Heads
3️⃣Gathering the Scattered Mind
4️⃣Recognising the Mind’s Habits
5️⃣Allowing and Letting Be
6️⃣Thoughts Are Not Facts
7️⃣Taking Care of Our Self
8️⃣Maintaining and Deepening Practice
YOUR MINDFULNESS INSTRUCTOR 🧘🏻♂️
Cesare completed his Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Teacher Training Retreat with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, University of Oxford and further Teacher Training with the Mindfulness In Schools Project as well as training in Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living with the Sussex Mindfulness Centre (NHS). He is a British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches (BAMBA) Registered Teacher and Mindfulness Supervisor and Mentor, currently teaching mindfulness in the public, private and third sectors and is co-founder of RUN:ZEN’S Mindfulness for Runners.
Cesare is also a qualified Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor and a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Cesare set up Bodhicharya Kent, a non-profit group which provides teachings and practice in meditation and Buddhism in his local community, under the guidance of his main teacher, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche 🙏🏼
Online via the Zoom platform.
Sessions will be between 2 and 2.5 hours and the start time will be from 7:00pm: Thursdays, January 27th, 3rd, February 10th, 17th, 24th and 3rd, 10th and 17th of March.
Silent Retreat Day
10:00 – 4:30pm, Sunday 13th March.
Personal Investment 💌
£250 (FLEXIBLE PAYMENT PLANS available, so please do get in touch as I would like to help accommodate you)
To book your place now, please follow the PayPal link below:
You can make a bank transfer (preferred). Please email for bank details, thank you.
If you have any questions at all regarding the course or payment or anything at all, then please do get in touch via email or with the number below.
Hoping to see you in January and accompany you on your mindfulness journey in the New Year!
All good wishes,