8 Week Mindfulness Course for Heart and Mind with Cesare
March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
This 8 Week Mindfulness Course for Heart and Mind is being run by Cesare and may be of interest to group members.
“During these times of pronounced change and uncertainty, stability of mind and kindness of heart are perhaps even more important than ever. Many of my past participants have been in touch over the year just gone. They have expressed their gratitude for having completed this course because it is helping them meet this experience and life with more wisdom, compassion, joy and resilience.”💪🏼
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
Training in mindfulness, like anything, needs to be consistent to bring results and that’s what a structured eight week course, complete with group work and individual home practice is designed to do.
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 be easily 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. It will also include a number of other exercises and thought experiments around negativity bias and gratitude attitude, 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
This course shall be delivered through Zoom.
Sessions will be between 2 and 2 1/2 hours and the start time will be from 7:00pm
Thursdays, March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd April.
There will be an additional Half-Day (approx 3 hours) or Day Retreat (approx 6 hours) option offered on a weekend towards the end of the course, to help those participants who would like to deepen into the practices we will have learnt together on the course. There will be a small additional fee of £20 or £40 respectively (date tbc).
£200 (flexible payment plans available to suit your needs).
To find out more and to book your space, please see here:
Hoping to see you in March and accompany you on your mindfulness journey. If you have any questions in the meantime, please do get in touch, thank you.
All good wishes,