What People Say

(8-Week Mindfulness for Health & Happiness Course)

“I would recommend this course to anyone who, like most of us, has felt that she/he is constantly thinking about the future rather than living now,

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

“I would recommend this course to anyone who, like most of us, has felt that she/he is constantly thinking about the future rather than living now, because thinking about what others expect you to do is often much worse than actually tackling things in a mindful way.

Before the course I felt at times that I was drowning in a sea of things that I had to do, I worried about what people would think of me if I didn't deal with everything, and deal with it well.

By the end of the course I realised that I was calm enough to deal with immediate issues and that nothing terrible would happen if I prioritised things and related these priorities to my own values.

I have fewer panicky moments and feel able to slow my mind rather than imagine the worst possible scenarios. I already feel calmer (mostly) and have found effective ways of focussing on what I value.

The different meditations have been invaluable, also the realisation that thoughts are not facts.
I really enjoyed getting to know some lovely, interesting people, sharing thoughts and feelings with honesty and sensitivity.

The way in which John and Joy responded to each comment, question etc showed insight and demonstrated their knowledge and skills around
mindfulness and meditation. We were all gently encouraged to interact which led to a much better understanding of other people's thoughts and experiences.

All of the team made us feel welcome at each session -although we are glad that John and Joy didn't mirror Lora whose attentions usually included nuzzles, sniffs and lying on her back wanting her belly rubbed!

Thank you both for all the time and effort that you have put into this fantastic course.”


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Mindfulness Found Valuable for Breast Cancer Survivors

It goes without saying that it’s stressful to be diagnosed with breast cancer and to undergo treatment. When the ordeal is over and treatment is successful, it would be nice to think that people (men can get breast cancer too) are then free to enjoy life once again. Unfortunately this is the time that people then start worrying about the problems already caused, and the possibility of the cancer coming back again.

If these worries and fears aren’t managed they can then lead to other ongoing health problems like depression and sleep disturbances.

A study was done in the US where Breast cancer survivors participated in a 6-week mindfulness stress reduction program. It was found that participants experienced far less stress, fatigue and fear and depression as a result of practising mindfulness techniques.

To learn more about this visit the link below

Mindfulness program may reduce fear, fatigue for cancer survivors

(Reuters Health) – A tailored six-week mindfulness program may lead to small improvements in some physical and psychological symptoms that breast cancer survivors often experience, according to a new study.

 

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