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(8-Week Mindfulness for Health & Happiness Course)

“I would recommend this course to anyone who is finding that life seems like a chain of events that has to be dealt with and managed;

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Laura    Sheffield, UK   
Laura    Sheffield, UK   
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(8-Week Mindfulness for Health & Happiness Course)

“I would recommend this course to anyone who is finding that life seems like a chain of events that has to be dealt with and managed; anyone losing sight of direction or meaning in their lives, or simply anyone who wants to make some new friends with whom to consider experiences of life meaningfully and with a sense of humour!

Before the course I had recently experienced some big changes in my life, and was struggling to deal with things as they came. Instead I got tangled up scheduling a hectic work life which left little time for me to be at peace with my own thoughts. The future in its mundane details seemed to comprise all of my experience. This meant I was struggling to identify with both simple positive feelings as they arose and also crucial and complex feelings of grief.

After the 8 weeks I found that I could now look to a selection of different mindful approaches to practical and emotional obstacles which enabled me to cope with trying situations. I ended up appreciating the world around me and that I could 'work with it' as opposed to against it; planning became less consuming and the details that could trigger anxiety troubled me less. I think this was because the course offered a gestalt, neutralising perspective on life and encouraged us to revel in experience and see things simply as they are, instead of categorise and scrutinise.

I have certainly noticed that my self-awareness has increased such that I am much more likely to be able to recognise when my mind is behaving badly. This could be negative thought patterns or anxious planning, or anything else that is detrimental to my wellbeing. In doing so I am able to see the situation for what it is (usually unimportant) and relax, and cope more productively.

It’s surprised me how dramatically my attitude towards things was altered for the better if I maintained a steady practice regime. And therefore how quickly one ‘falls out of mindfulness’, if practice is neglected.

I found it valuable being able to employ mindfulness in short bursts to manage high stress situations, and talking about mindfulness in a down to earth way. I enjoyed the course and its accessibility, flexibility, and the opportunity to discuss.”


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John Nolan and Joy Taylor are independent Sheffield-based mindfulness teachers.  They combine mindfulness with other mind-management and holistic health improvement technologies to help people get our of their mental ruts and into the flow of living a more pleasurable and meaningful life.

We can all sometimes get stuck in a ‘mode’ we can’t get out of 

depression-head-with-cloudy-thoughtsWhen difficult stuff happens out of the blue, we’re rarely mentally equipped to deal with it. If we don’t get the right help we can end up ill, depressed, chronically tired, chronically angry, or just, well, mentally discombobulated.

Consciously and logically you may think that you “should” be able to deal with things and get past it, but for some reason you can’t seem to get enough traction to move forward.

So where do you start looking to get the right kind of help?

We help independent minded people get past traumas, difficulties and awkward situations so they’re free to enjoy more of their life now and into the future.

We can teach you how to get enough space in your head so you’re able to work out what’s what, rather than you being pulled and pushed by random thoughts and feelings.

Do any of these sound like you?

  • Are you finding it difficult to get on with your business because your mind’s avoiding focussing on what has to be done? 
  • Does it sometimes seem as if you’re running in a hamster wheel inside your own head?
  • Do you sometimes feel as if your mind is holding you hostage from your life?
  • Do you sometimes get overwhelmed with worries or regrets?
  • Do you find yourself to be absent minded – with your head ‘off somewhere else’ rather than where you actually are, or need to be?
  • Are you finding it more difficult to engage and connect with people?
  • Does it seem as if things and people around you are becoming overwhelmingly annoying?
  • Does your life seem unsatisfactory – lacking in meaning or value?
  • Do you find you’re losing your sense of self in all your ‘busyness’?
  • Are you getting fed up and bored with feeling out of sorts?

mind-puzzle-putting-all-back-togetherIf so, we might just be the people to help you…

From our 40 years combined experience we understand how minds work; how they can work against us; how they can be understood and worked with to give you a better life experience.

We want to share this knowledge so you can better understand your own difficult situations and constructively get beyond them.

We provide private mindfulness classes, bespoke therapeutic coaching and group mindfulness courses in Sheffield.

If you’d like us to help you contact us, or give us a call on 0114 299 8888.

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