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(8-week Mindfulness for Wellbeing Course)

“I had no experience of mindfulness or meditation and had been suffering with anxiety for a couple of years.

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Hannah    Sheffield, UK   
Hannah    Sheffield, UK   
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(8-week Mindfulness for Wellbeing Course)

“I had no experience of mindfulness or meditation and had been suffering with anxiety for a couple of years. I was slightly apprehensive about whether I would be able to sit still for about an hour and think about stuff, or not think about stuff. But John’s gentle, open and practical teaching style made me feel very much at ease and put my nerves to rest.

From the first week of the course onwards I have found that it has gifted me with the ability to actually be calm without having to in some way inebriate or exhaust myself; firstly with the Body scan which I looked forward to doing each day, and especially the mindfulness of breath.

Progressively each week I found that I was enjoying using the insights that I was taught. The mindfulness of breath is something that I now use every day. I have learned to recognise when anxious feelings arise that I can let them go and that being aware of my breathing helps massively.

As I continued to practice over the weeks I found that having the opportunity each week to discuss the weeks experiences of meditation with John very helpful. As a teacher myself I know that listening is a really important part of being an effective teacher; John clearly listened to me and his insights into my experiences were very illuminating and helpful.

I have missed the class since it finished, and am hoping that John will run some more soon that I can go to!”


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Mental Wellness and Mindful Eating

Given how hectic our daily life can be, it’s no big surprise that we often squeeze a bit more work into our work lunch breaks. Then, when we’re at home, our meals are often accompanied with whatever is on TV. For most busy people in our fast-paced modern world, it’s unusual for mealtimes arto be given the importance they deserve. They are rarely upheld and kept clear from distractions. This takes away the real pleasure of enjoying eating our meals in a healthy, relaxed manner.

This article from the Huffington Post explores some of the adverse effects of so-called “mindless eating.”   Read and decide for yourself if it’s worth changing your eating habilts to improve your health, mood and overall satisfaction with life. 

Check out the link below and find out how being truly present at mealtimes can help improve our physical as well as mental well-being.

3 Reasons to Serve Mindfulness With Your Next Meal

How often do you mindlessly shovel down your meal, focused on a blaring TV or a spreadsheet on your computer? For many of us, this scenario probably happens more times that we would like to admit. Our days are crammed full of to-dos and distractions, and it’s hard to take a break to sit and simply “be” with our meal.

 

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