Mindfulness is the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally, to things as they are.
There is a wealth of evidence in clinical trials to show that mindfulness can reduce stress and anxiety. We feel more in connection with the present moment, and more equipped to deal with life’s difficulties. Rather than pushing our challenges away, we turn towards the challenge with a kindly awareness. Mindfulness for Stress helps reduce anxiety, and live life more fully, with more agency. It helps cultivate resilience and greater confidence.
This course will take you through 8 weeks of the Breathworks Mindfulness for Stress programme. Each week, there will be a chance to learn meditation, and practice accessible and practical mindfulness tools and techniques. You will explore the week’s mindfulness topic; have the opportunity to share your experience in small, facilitated groups; and enjoy a tea break to connect with others.
“There is nothing cold, analytical or unfeeling about [mindfulness]. The overall tenor of mindfulness practice is gentle, appreciative and nurturing.
Another way to think of it would be 'heartfulness'. ”
Mindfulness for Stress is co-led by Breathworks accredited mindfulness teachers.
“It gave me the chance to step back and reflect rather than react, which has helped change how I communicate.”
“The most transformational experience of my adult life.”
“I developed helpful skills for my everyday life.”
“I don’t have panic attacks any more, through this course I now notice when I am approaching them and take steps. I feel more in control of my life.”
“It has brought me back to me. Thank you.”
Amalanandi intertwines mindfulness with education joyfully. Trained by Breathing Space in Schools and Mindfulness in Schools Project, she offers adult courses, mentors teachers, and sparks creativity with art-infused workshops. She leads sessions in both secular and Buddhist contexts.
Alphie is Breathing Space’s Manager, a Buddhist and musician. He has worked in the Homelessness sector and in Music education where he was able to bring his mindfulness practice into the classroom. He enjoys working in environments where he is able to transform and witness the transformation of others.
We’ll email you a few times a month about our upcoming events, providing all the links you need to join in.