Mindfulness and Meditation

Category: Health & Wellbeing

Mindfulness and Meditation

As our way of life becomes faster, busier and more stressful, many of us find it difficult to wind down, chill out and recharge the batteries.  This class provides the time and the space to help you redress the balance.

Course Content:

Ø  Physical de-stress exercises

Ø  Relaxation Breathing

Ø  Energy Breathing

Ø  Body Tapping

Ø  Visualisation

Ø  Guided Meditation

Ø  Grounding Exercise

Ø  Good nights sleep exercise.

Mindfulness in a Modern World

Have you ever noticed that when you are doing quite familiar and repetitive tasks, like driving your car, or vacuuming, that you mind is often miles away thinking about something else? You may be fantasising about going on a vacation, worrying about some upcoming event, or thinking about any number of other things. In either case you are not focusing on your current experience, and you are not really in touch with the ‘here and now.’ This way of operating is often referred to as automatic pilot mode. Mindfulness is the opposite of automatic pilot mode. It is about experiencing the world that is firmly in the ‘here and now.’ This mode is referred to as the being mode. It offers a way of freeing oneself from automatic and unhelpful ways of thinking and responding. 

Participating Fully

An aim of mindfulness is to allow yourself to consider the whole of your experience, without excluding anything. Try to notice all aspects of whatever task or activity you are doing, and do it with your full care and attention. 

Being Non-Judgemental

It is important to adopt an accepting stance towards your experience. A significant reason for prolonged emotional distress relates to attempts to avoid or control your experience. When being more mindful, no attempt is made to evaluate experiences or to say that they are good, bad, right, or wrong, and no attempt is made to immediately control or avoid the xperience. Accepting all of one’s experience is one of the most challenging aspects of mindfulness, and takes time and practice to develop. Bringing a kind and gentle curiosity to one’s experience is one way of adopting a non-judgmental stance. 

How to become Mindful

Mindfulness can be taught in a number of ways. Meditation is one of the key techniques used in mindfulness training, but not the only technique.Guided awareness exercises, activities and guided experiences are also key pathways on your journey to becoming mindful

This class runs for 5 nights.

At the end of this  5 night session you will be given the opportunity to attend an additional 5 night continuation course.

Monday nights, five weeks, 7-9.30pm

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Gorey Community School


Gorey School of Art


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